The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School

The Organization Behind Read Right from the Start


The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School provides professional development for teachers of children birth through third grade. Partnering with public and private organizations, the center delivers effective language and literacy strategies teachers can use to transform young lives.


Rollins professional development programs support educators with ongoing mentoring and coaching to build children’s language skills, vocabulary and comprehension. By translating cutting edge research into real world solutions, Rollins helps teachers put children on a path to learn to read and then read to learn. The center is particularly focused on helping teachers of children of generational poverty with the greatest risk of illiteracy.


Since 1938, the Atlanta Speech School has produced research-based programs to help thousands upon thousands of children who are challenged or in crisis to build language and literacy abilities, giving them the educational tools to learn in the classroom and prosper throughout their lives.


Today, the Atlanta Speech School is one of the nation’s most comprehensive centers for language and literacy. It benefits more than 1400 children and adults annually through its four schools, five clinics and summer program, and more than 13,000 children throughout Georgia through Rollins Center professional development programs.


The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School is funded in part by the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation.


To learn more about the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy, contact us today.