Mission: We help children and youth who have literacy/dyslexia and other language-based disorders, reach their potential to succeed in school, work, and life.
Vision: To ensure every person we serve will receive the help they need to succeed in school, work, and life.
Developmental/Pre-Literacy Screenings: ALLC provides comprehensive developmental screenings to preschoolers ages 3-5 to determine if they are developing within the typical range for their age and to see if they are on track for being prepared to enter kindergarten.
Readiness Basket and Parent Leadership Training: The Readiness Basket program empowers parents to recognize their value in being their child’s first teacher. The Readiness Basket, a bilingual (English/Spanish) training, is an interactive parent and child learning workshop series. The program is offered to parents, caregivers and their young children ages 0 – 5. During these 11 two hour sessions, parents discuss issues vital to parenting, brain development, the importance of play, discipline techniques and school readiness.
Reading Screenings for K-3rd Graders: In partnership with Phoenix Public Library ALLC screens children in K-3rd grade to determine if they are reading at grade level. Parents may receive information and activities to do with their children to help with identified areas of need. Children who are working below grade level or show signs of learning disabilities are referred to ALLC for further evaluation.
Educational Assessments | Academic Evaluations | Psycho-Educational Evaluations: Educational assessments consist of a battery of tests which help determine where children are functioning with regard to reading, phoneme awareness, comprehension, fluency, and decoding skills.
Speech/Language Evaluations: Speech Evaluations assesses the child’s actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. We measure the child’s strength and weakness in communication.
Reading Therapy/Academic Intervention: Certified Reading and other Specialists provide reading therapy to children with language-based learning disorders such as dyslexia. Depending on the severity of the disorder and the age of the client, this therapy can take from 30 -300 hours in order to alleviate the disorder and ensure the client is reading at an age-appropriate and at grade level.
Speech/Language Therapy: Speech/Language therapy is to help a child improve their skills to an age-appropriate level. Therapy is based on the information obtained from an SLP evaluation. Programs and goals are selected to help achieve success through a deliberate sequence of activities and interventions. Length and frequency of therapy depends on the child’s age and identified problem.
Parent and Student comments:
“I used to read 4th grade and now I'm almost 6th. I feel like I can do better now. School is not as hard". Ryan, student
“I used to not want to go to school. The kids made fun of me. But now I know the rules and I can spell and I can read and I’m not afraid. Tony, student
“I really like coming here (ALLC). Miss Carol makes it fun and I am still learning what I couldn’t understand in school. She has really helped me.” Alex, student
“My grades have really gone up and I can read better now. My teacher wants to know what I’m doing.” Abrahm
“I can read better now. I still get scared when I have to read, but Miss Charlotte reminds me about the rules and then I can read.” Andrew, student
“I don’t get scared to read here. In my class I always try to hide so I don’t have to do it.” Katie, student
"You were my last hope. I didn’t know what to do to help her. She was getting sick every morning and crying. I am so grateful that my friend told me to call you. God bless you." Parent
"Every day we come to ALLC he learns more. He is excited to tell me how words are spelled now. I don’t even know these rules!" Parent
"The school said they couldn’t help him because he wasn’t failing enough. I cried and cried when I say his unhappy face coming home. He tries so hard, but I can’t help him. Thank you for making my son a happy boy again." Parent