McLean Speech & Language
6845 Elm Street, Suite 440
McLean, VA 22101
Office: 703-734-0211
Fax: 703-734-0501

Reading and Writing

Speech language pathologists serve a tremendous role in reading and writing disorders. In ASHA’s definition, “spoken language provides the foundation for the development of reading and writing. Spoken and written language have a reciprocal relationship, such that each builds on the other to result in general language and literacy competence.” Individuals who have difficulty with reading and writing also tend to have spoken language difficulties. Speech therapists can provide the necessary services to assist in the development of phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency, reading comprehension and written language skills.