We Help Struggling Readers Learn to Read

At the Hammond Reading Academy in Steamboat we look at the whole child and determine the best possible way to teach each child to read. First, we look at your child’s current reading level; we then determine what areas are blocking your child from picking up reading. Next, we design an individualized reading plan and administer it.

Reading is essential for all academic areas, including social studies and math. Even physical education now has a reading component. A vast amount of research has been done in the area of reading, but unfortunately this research does not readily make its way to the classroom. Our goal at Steamboats’ Hammond Reading Academy is to take what works in reading education and help struggling readers enhance their reading skills.

We believe that everyone can learn to read with appropriate reading instruction!


At the Hammond Reading Academy we identify your child’s reading strengths and weaknesses.


Becky Hammond is a certified special education teacher in Colorado.


65 percent of fourth graders read at or below the basic level. (National Center for Education Statistics. The Nation’s Report Card: A First Look: 2013 Mathematics and Reading.)

There is almost a 90% probability that a child will remain a poor reader at the end of the fourth grade if the child is a poor reader at the end of first grade. (Boyer, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.)


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Frequently Asked Questions about working with Steamboat Reading Academy and our services.

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Steamboat Springs CO 80487

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