Language and Literacy for Each and Every Child

Atlanta Speech School

Our Mission: To help each person develop their full potential through language and literacy

The Atlanta Speech School transforms the lives of children and the adults they become through research-based practices, innovation, advocacy, and partnerships with other organizations so that each child at the Atlanta Speech School and every child beyond the campus can acquire the language and literacy foundation essential for deciding their own future.

Our Schools

Language and Literacy for Each and Every Child

The Atlanta Speech School places a unique focus on comprehensive literacy. Its three independent preschools, the Wardlaw School for children in grades K-6 with dyslexia, and the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy are dedicated to ensuring every child receives the foundation necessary to decide their own future. Brain research emphasizes the value of connections over compliance when constructing the foundation for reading. Speech School programs emphasize practices that develop mutual respect between adults and children. This creates an ecosystem where every child feels safe and is able to build their brains for reading and all learning - taking risks, developing confidence and preparing for the explicit instruction that supports their ultimately making the most difference in the lives of others.

The Wardlaw School

Preparing bright children with dyslexia for traditional classrooms and beyond

Each Wardlaw School student experiences the individualized instruction needed to acquire the skills a child with dyslexia needs to excel in academic settings.


Kenan Preschool

Developing remarkably-ready learners

The Kenan preschool guides children to acquire and use complex vocabulary, foster critical thinking and develop empathy so they are well-prepared for elementary school and beyond.


Katherine Hamm Center

Partnering with families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop strong foundations for communication and reading through listening and spoken language

The family-centered approach of the Hamm Center ensures children who are deaf or hard of hearing are well-supported as they develop the age-appropriate listening and language skills that lead to academic success in reading, math and all learning.


Stepping Stones Preschool

Creating pathways to success for preschool-aged children experiencing speech and/or language delays

Stepping Stones unlocks the potential of bright children with diagnosed speech-language delays through intentional, systematic and multi-sensory teaching practices tailored to each learner - improving communication skills and paving the way for all learning.


The Clinic of the Atlanta Speech School

Providing services to children and adults, our four clinical services bring advanced training and expertise in speech-language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy and academic remediation in person or remotely, through our telepractice.

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The Rollins Center

The Rollins Center for Language and Literacy guides educators, healthcare agencies, families and child-facing professionals to develop and endow literacy through coaching and professional instruction. Through the members of Rollins' free, universally-accessible online learning platform, Cox Campus, that knowledge can be transferred to every child.

Every child deserves the opportunity that reading proficiently affords, and every adult in the life of a child has a role in ensuring they have that chance. The science tells us what to do. Through the Cox Campus, the Rollins Center is able to give every child equitable access to the power of language and literacy, regardless of zip code, race, or ethnicity.

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Support the Atlanta Speech School

The Atlanta Speech School is driven to help each child find their voice. We rely on our community to join us in our mission to ensure every child can read, is able to decide their own future and can make the most difference in the lives of others. We welcome supporters and volunteers who share in our vision.
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