07B mf ebookRG 12878 ... Marsha and Sasha (our Yorkshire Terrier). 2 ¢â‚¬¢ Our story Marsha Grantham,

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  • Our story At the forefront of early literacy

  • Hello, we are the Grantham sisters and we are the proud owners of the Reading Gym Clinics and the Reading Gym Alphabet Phonics Program.

    We started out small about 15 years ago, working with 3 kids per week out of our home office. Our staff consisted of MaryJane, Marsha and Sasha (our Yorkshire Terrier).

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    Marsha Grantham, SLP Sasha, Mascot MaryJane Grantham, Coach

  • As more and more kids came to us, we realized that they couldn't read because they didn't know their letter sounds and therefore could not "sound out" words phonetically.

    Alternatively, many times when kids were able to "sound out" a word correctly, they were unable to write the word because they didn't know how to print the letters from memory.

  • Parents often said to us that their kids had had their vision tested, their hearing tested, and had extra support at home/school, but still didn't know their letters. We needed to figure out a way to teach the letter sounds by attaching meaning to the learning. Although we aren't artists, we started to draw the pictures in the shape of letters and it worked!

    Kids were really starting to grasp it!

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  • With this in mind, we developed a sound/symbol correspondence and printing program that has worked wonders in our clinic!!!

    “Students who have struggled with trying to remember their letter sounds have excelled with our program.”

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    We created a variety of 5-10 minute activities targeting sound/symbol correspondence in a circuit training format, keeping kids busy, happy, and engaged for the duration of every visit.

  • Today, Reading Gym is getting bigger than our clinics can handle.

    More than 6,000 children have benefited from the program with success! Our clinical experience has shown that our programs accelerate letter learning.

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    That is why we are making our Reading Gym Products available to Parents, Schools and Preschools, Healthcare & Private Practitioners including: SLP's, CDA's, OT's, and PT's, Psychologists, ABA and ABI Facilitators, Special Education, ESL/ELL, and Reading Specialists.

  • Our mission is to give children the help they need to learn the foundational skills to get them ready to read and write.

  • 10 • Our story

    As former gymnastics coaches, we see great value in the combination of hard work and productive play.

    Our program embodies these values.

  • “When learning the alphabet, using a multisensory approach strengthens neurological pathways to support memory function. The phonological and orthographic systems interact together and complement each other during multisensory activities.”

  • Reading Gym Products and Programs make kid's literacy fun, engaging, and most of all accessible.

    62 Spring Garden Blvd., St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2N 3R1

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