I am flattered and humbled to have been asked to put on a presentation for the Family Center of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods. I’m excited to share my knowledge about an area that I’m passionate about: speech-sound disorders and the impact they can have upon reading acquisition.

My presentation– Don’t Let the Cuteness Factor Trick You: Speech & Reading Skills in Children— is scheduled for Wednesday April 18, 2018, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be in conjunction with another business: Brainspring Learning Centers.

We will discuss the age at which speech sounds are acquired, how a fuzzy representation of the phonological system can hinder reading acquisition and how to identify when to seek help from a professional. We will also share strategies of how to help children both with speech-sound development and reading acquisition and growth.

I was lucky enough to get to visit Podcast Detroit (located in Royal Oak actually) earlier this year to record a preview of our presentation. It’s a cool place that hosts many different speakers and even panels of people for discussions.

So here is my podcast recording. Give it a listen and determine whether our talk next week would be of benefit to you. If you think you’d like to come here myself and another professional talk about speech and reading, please RSVP to the event here!

I hope to see you there!


Sara Martin, owner of Speech With Sara LLC, is a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist in private practice. Sara specializes in treatment of speech-sound disorders, literacy development & remediation, early childhood language delays and orofacial myofunctional impairments. 

Sara works with children ages 18 months to 18 years old. She is Hanen Certified; trained in Lively Letters & Sight Words You Can See; and a trained orofacial myologist. Sara is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, The International Association of Orofacial Myology, The Hanen Centre, The Family Center of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods Association of Professionals and the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce. Sara earned an ACE Award from ASHA in 2017 for far-exceeding the number of professional development hours required for certification maintenance. 

Have questions about your child’s speech and language development, contact Speech With Sara LLC, 313-815-7916 or email: sara@speechwithsara.com. The clinic is located in the Village shopping district at 17011 Kercheval Ave.

Teaser: My Podcast for Upcoming Presentation on Speech-Sound Disorders & the Impact on Reading

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