Academic therapy is 1-on-1 reading lessons for children with moderate to severe dyslexia/reading disabilities. Academic therapy rebuilds a child's foundation in reading and spelling. We use  Sounds in Syllables, an Orton-Gillingham based, multisensory curriculum. Children receive instruction in:

  • phonemic awareness - the ability to hear and manipulate sounds

  • the letter-sound relationship - the sounds that letters make

  • decoding - applying knowledge of letter-sound relationships to print

  • comprehension - understanding what is read

  • fluency - reading accurately and with expression

  • spelling - applying knowledge of letter-sound relationships to spell words

Sessions take place 3-4 times a week for 50 minutes. Academic therapy requires a long-term commitment.


Is your child struggling with a specific reading skill or concept? If so, Literacy Without Literacy can customize reading lessons on a specific skill/concept, such as:

  • short vowels and CVC words

  • beginning and final constant blends

  • digraphs 

  • vowel-consonant-e/"magic e" syllables

  • r-controlled syllables

Targeted reading lessons are a great option if you know the specific area in which your child has difficulty. Packages of 5, 10, 15, or 20 lessons can be purchased.

Contact Literacy Without Limits to Schedule Targeted Lessons


Do you think your child is struggling in reading, and you want more specific information? Literacy Without Limits will administer informal reading assessments and schedule a follow-up phone call to provide you with specific, valuable information about your child's strengths and weaknesses. The assessments cover the following areas:

  • phonological awareness

  • letter naming (for younger students)

  • letter-sound correspondences

  • decoding

  • reading fluency

Disclaimer: The reading assessments are not intended to be a substitute for a psychological diagnosis or other formal psycho-educational testing. Assessments are administered with the intent to facilitate discussion and to assist in the provision of feedback related to the Student's strengths and weaknesses.