When a child is able to “play” with sounds orally, they are better prepared to begin playing with letters in written form. At Playworks we work closely with classroom teachers, reading specialists, and special education teachers to create holistic treatment plans. As children move through the upper elementary grades, the focus shifts to reading comprehension. A fundamental focus of language therapy is teaching children to correctly interpret their communication partner’s “intent”. This is the beginning of reading comprehension. Just as children need to understand the perspective of a friend, children need to decipher the motivations of the characters in their stories.