Free Early Reading Screenings
Marburn Academy offers free early reading screenings for 5–7-year-old children whose parents want to know if their child is likely to encounter difficulty in learning to read.
The free Early Reading Screening Program is built on the body of research, which shows that at an early age children can be reliably screened for the skills that must be present before reading and spelling can successfully develop.
Covering reading-related phonological processing skills, the screening is thorough but quick. Tests are scored and feedback is shared immediately with the parent.
The term phonological awareness refers to a child’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds of his or her oral language. Memory for these sounds, and the ability to put them together and take them apart to form new and different words, are the foundations upon which fluent reading is built. Furthermore,
“…critical levels of phonological awareness can be developed through carefully planned instruction, and this development has a significant influence on children’s reading and spelling achievement…” (Ball & Blackman, 1991; Bradley & Bryant, 1985; Byrne & Fielding-Barnsley, 1989, 1991; O’Conner, Jenkins, Leicester, & Slocum, 1993).
2016–2017 Free Early Reading Screening Schedule
Appointments for 5–7 year-olds are required and can be scheduled below or by calling 614.433.0822.