Reading & Spelling Tutoring
Reading and Spelling Tutoring
Our team of specialists teach struggling readers and dyslexic students, of any age, utilizing the widely acclaimed Lindamood® LiPS® Program and Orton-Gillingham (Structured Language and Literacy) methods of instruction, the only research and evidence based, proven method to teach struggling and dyslexic students.
Some students aren’t “reading-ready.” For these individuals, we start with the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® (LiPS®) program for reading and spelling.
LiPS®, an evidence-based program is for individuals who are missing the pre-reading skill of phonemic awareness. Research shows that students who are missing this important skill will not progress with reading until they have mastered it. We determine the need for the LiPS® program through our placement screening process.
It takes from one to three months to master these concepts, and then students are ready for the Barton Reading & Spelling System®.
For students who struggle with reading comprehension, we also offer the Visualizing and Verbalizing® program.
*see disclaimer below
Phonemic Awareness is a primary cause of decoding, spelling problems and difficulty identifying sounds within words. This program provides the sequential and systematic teaching of how the sounds feel when they are physically made with your mouth. It is a very different approach than teaching just sounds. LiPS® will provide individuals with the ability to recognize, count and sequence sounds in words. The LiPS® program is the most comprehensive in-depth phonemic awareness program available.
The LiPS® program has been proven to teach these necessary skills for reading, spelling and speech. Accredited by AdvancED and Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) endorsed.
The Barton Reading & Spelling System®
An Orton-Gillingham Influenced System
Our team of specialists teach struggling readers and dyslexic students of any age, utilizing the widely-acclaimed Barton Reading & Spelling System®, “an Orton-Gillingham (Structured Language and Literacy) influenced, simultaneously, multisensory, explicit and systematic phonics program”. Orton-Gillingham (Structured Language and Literacy) based programs are the only research and evidence-based programs proven to teach the struggling reader and dyslexic student to read.
Barton incorporates the latest research from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on phonemic awareness and fluency (all other published OG systems were created before this research was released). Susan Barton has expanded the traditional OG approach adding phonemic awareness activities before letters are introduced and building fluency through repeated reading exercises.
Tutoring is conducted one-on-one, two times per week, sessions are 50 minutes. This program takes students 2-3 years to close the reading gap, depending on a student’s age.
The Barton Reading & Spelling System® provides explicit systematic instruction in:
- Phonemic Awareness
- Vocabulary Development
- Reading Fluency, including oral reading skills
- Reading Comprehension strategies