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"
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
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
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.
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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
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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