Literacy is the ability to use and understand information that is fundamental to daily life and work, at home and in the community. Unfortunately, too many children are affected, especially the low-income countries which represent 90% of primary age children are not expected to read or do basic maths by the end of primary school. The same applies to middle income countries with 75% of children!
In Canada, 58 of 100 adults aged 16 to 65 have the basic reading skills they need for most everyday tasks. That means that about two in every five Canadian adults – 9 million people – can’t read well enough.
The key to literacy is reading development which involves awareness of speech sound (phonology), word reading, phonetic decoding, reading fluency, comprehension, spelling and written expression.
Communication and connection are the basis of who we are and how we live together and interact with the world.
Our friendly team of Speech-Language Pathologists can assist you in achieving your goals by working closely with you or with your loved-ones. Please contact us if you require any additional information or assessment. Clients should consult with their private medical insurance providers, as many policies cover speech-language pathology services.