Our nation is failing in reading and writing, but you don’t have to…

• Literacy is the ability to read AND write.

  • According to Research Lab and The National Report Card, 27% of U.S. 12th grade students are proficient in writing; 37% in reading; and more than 50% of Americans between 16-74 read below a 6th grade level.
  • Reading disorders include deficits in word recognition, decoding, comprehension, listening, and may include labels such as reading comprehension disorder, dyslexia, or hyperlexia.
  • Writing disorders include deficits in process or product and are identified by labels such as dysgraphia, dysorthography or written language disorder.

• PEARL’s Process creates a personalized learning plan to analyze and improve your literacy skills. 

What is the glitch preventing fluent literacy?

  • When you read or listen, you are receiving and storing the information for future recall
  • If you struggle to understand what you hear or read, remembering and using information is going to be difficult.
  • Words may be in your listening vocabulary but not in you reading vocabulary so,
    • When you read silently, you are confused, however,
    • When you listen to a book on Audible, you understand.
  • Listening and Reading Comprehension demand BOTH complex language and executive functioning skills to attend, interpret, translate, analyze and store information
  • PEARL analyzes BOTH listening and reading comprehension to analyze your unique approach to decoding, interpreting, visualizing, clarifying, questioning, inferring, and predicting
  • When you speak or write, you are expressing your knowledge in verbal or printed words
  • If your comprehension has gaps, your ability to write or talk about your understanding will be limited.
  • Words may be in your speaking vocabulary but not in your writing vocabulary so…
    • When you write, you struggle to find the words, however,
    • When you speak, you use the words fluently
  • PEARL analyzes BOTH oral and written language to identify your unique approach to recalling, selecting, planning, organizing and revising your response – oral or written.
  • While students are expected to ace tests requiring fluent literacy, the language skills required to complete these tasks are not assessed or instructed explicitly.
  • Fluent literacy requires students to connect and use the three types of language and all subsystems fluently
      • Receptive Language:  the input of language through reading or listening
      • Expressive Language:  the output of language through writing or speaking
      • Pragmatic Language:  the selected use of language based on the situation or context
      • Phonology (system of sounds)
      • Morphology (system of word parts)
      • Syntax (system of word use)
      • Semantics (system of word meaning)

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