Important to note is that children with speech and language problems are at risk for reading difficulties. There is a crucial link between the written and spoken word. In order to be a good reader, a child must first demonstrate awareness of the phonological aspects of words, including such skills as rhyming, counting words, syllables and sounds, identifying sounds in position of words, segmenting and blending sounds and manipulating sound patterns. A child must also possess a good understanding of the alphabet and its sequence. Reading fluency (rate and accuracy) and comprehension are the two important aspects of the reading process. While early on language skills influence reading development, an older child’s language abilities (vocabulary/concepts) will be greatly influenced by his/her ability to read.