Through years of experience in the teaching and nurturing of students with dyslexia, we have developed a distinctive and effective program that will help your student overcome his or her language processing difficulties and encounter success in reading, spelling, and writing.
If your child has been clinically diagnosed with dyslexia (or if you suspect he or she may have dyslexia) or any of its various forms such as dysphonesia, dyseidesia, dysphoneidesia, dysnemkinesia, dysnemkineidesia, dysnemkinphonesia, or dysnemkinphoneidesia, we provide research-based, systematic, multi-sensory, intensive private intervention based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology.
To create an individualized plan including resources and strategies to strengthen neurological processing and underdeveloped language skills, an Educational Consultant will conference with you to review both school and clinical reports and discuss the scope of an individualized curriculum plan after your student completes the Comprehensive Literacy Diagnostic.
With skill and sensitivity, a professional reading instructor will meet with your student two to four sessions per week to provide individualized instruction including customized reading instruction built on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of multi-sensory, cumulative, alphabetic instruction. With intensive, frequent sessions replete with strategic, multi-sensory reading and spelling activities, your child’s brain will begin to build the neural models needed for the automatic recognition
To help your child succeed, her Individualized Curriculum Plan will address the five essential components of effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics (alphabetic principle), vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Each of these components will be addressed through the matrix of multi-sensory practice and cumulative review to maximize the instructional impact at both a neurologic and cognitive level. We provide this strategic instruction within a nurturing, uplifting educational setting. Most students with dyslexia require two to six hours of structured intervention per week for six months to two years in order to cement letter-sound relationships.
Common Characteristics of Dyslexia
- Lack of awareness of sounds in words, rhymes, or sequence of sounds and syllables in words
- Difficulty decoding words (word identification)
- Confusion about right or left handedness
- Difficulty expressing thoughts in written form
- Delayed spoken language
- Imprecise or incomplete interpretation of language that is heard
- Difficulty expressing thoughts orally
- Problems with reading comprehension
- Confusion about direction in space or time
- Poor sequencing of numbers and/or letters in words
- Difficulty with handwriting
- Difficulty with mathematics (often related to sequencing of steps or directionality or the language of mathematics)