Leap Learning Systems
As a leader in the field of literacy and language development, Leap Learning Systems brings innovative, research-based programs to underserved classrooms and communities across Chicago and around the country. Our approach is rooted in the fact that a strong command of language — a healthy vocabulary and the abilities to read and engage in verbal dialogue — has a major influence on students' academic, social and future professional success. We use words as tools to articulate feelings and ideas, resolve conflicts, comprehend academic lessons, apply for jobs and simply be informed about the world around us. Normal speech and language development is often taken for granted, but it is a cornerstone for academic, social and professional success. Speaking and reading don’t just apply during English or language lessons; they are the basic means required for every academic subject and social interaction. And if a child has poorly developed speech and vocabulary, learning to read becomes a nearly impossible task. Since 1988, Leap Learning Systems has worked to close this learning gap. Our highly experienced staff of speech-language pathologists and educators brings a holistic knowledge of the cognitive, biological, social, educational and communicative dimensions of language development. From this unique vantage point, Leap Learning Systems creates and implements literacy and language development programs that prepare children to navigate successfully the challenges and opportunities in life.