MILLIE – Multitiered Interventions for Language & Literacy in Early Childhood

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MILLIE™ Multitiered Interventions for Language & Literacy in Early Childhood

Get young children on the road to reading readiness with the proven, research-based products in the MILLIE™ (Multitiered Interventions for Language & Literacy in Early Childhood) family. Developed by experts at the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC),  these Tier 2 and 3 intervention and progress monitoring products help you improve the language and literacy skills of children ages 4 to 6 at risk for reading challenges. Together, the MILLIE products give you highly engaging and effective new ways to address key elements of reading success—oral language skills, vocabulary, phonological awareness, and alphabet knowledge—and monitor your students’ comprehension skills. Add the MILLIE suite to your early childhood program’s literacy toolbox, and get all young children ready to read and succeed.

The MILLIE products…

  • Help catch kids up with their peers. MILLIE helps you provide additional literacy instruction to support young children with delays—without rearranging your whole class schedule.
  • Work with an MTSS/RTI framework. The MILLIE products support your application of a multitiered systems of support (MTSS), or response to intervention (RTI), framework. Using a multitiered framework helps you provide high-quality instruction to students with a range of needs and monitor their learning progress.
  • Are evidence-based. Unlike many curricula, MILLIE products are backed by solid evidence. Multiple studies have been conducted to that ensure intervention effects can be replicated in authentic classroom contexts.

Explore the MILLIE family

Story Friends™

Story Friends ClassroomAn Early Literacy Intervention for Improving Oral Language
By Howard Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, & Elizabeth Spencer Kelley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Use it with: Children who struggle with oral language and vocabulary development

Fun, engaging, and effective, Story Friends™ is the first research-based Tier 2 language intervention program for 4- to 6-year-old children at risk for reading difficulties. Through interactive animal-themed storybooks and lively, engaging audio recordings, Story Friends effectively boosts oral language and vocabulary development—two of the most important predictors of later reading success. With interactive storybook components and appealing narration from Wanda the Word Wolf, the program hooks and holds young attention spans. And because Story Friends is a natural fit with any existing classroom schedule or curriculum, it’s easier than ever to deliver interventions in the critical early years of school.
Learn more about Story Friends™

PAth to Literacy

PAth to Literacy Teacher-GuideA Phonological Awareness Intervention for Young Children
By Howard Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Use it with: Children who struggle with phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge

Get kids on the PAth to Literacy with this highly effective Tier 2 intervention. Developed for children ages 4 to 6 who need help with key early literacy skills, this supplemental curriculum builds phonological awareness and alphabet skills through fun activities that keep children engaged as they learn. In just 10 to 15 minutes a day, young children will learn how to blend and segment words, identify first parts and sounds of words, learn letter names, and master letter–sound correspondence.
Learn more about PAth to Literacy

Stay tuned for more information about the other MILLIE products, now in development:

Reading Ready

Early Literacy Intervention
By Ruth Kaminski, Ph.D.
Tier 3 intervention with intensive, individualized supports for improving alphabet knowledge and phonological awareness.

Assessment of Story Comprehension

By Trina D. Spencer, Ph.D., BCBA & Howard Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Used to measure comprehension—helps you track student progress after use of Story Friends.