Reading is a critical part of every child’s path to success. Not surprisingly, educators and researchers have worked for decades to refine and develop effective approaches to reading instruction. In recent years there has been a move away from assumptions based on beliefs about how children should learn to read. Now scientists use research methods to discover what processes happen in the brain when we are reading. They have discovered that different parts of the brain must work together smoothly during reading. A high speed transfer of information is necessary to translate the letters into words, assign meaning to each word, and then make sense of the whole. These connections in the brain can be studied and certain conclusions reached about children who struggle to read.
What works with a child who is reading below reading level?
It is easier to learn phonics (what letters stand for what sounds) when the practice is visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Kinesthetic learning involves movement and touch; auditory involves sound; visual learning involves sight. These three types of practice are brought together during multisensory instruction.
This of course is the goal of all the work we do in reading. What does the text mean? This critical area breaks down for different reasons and must be evaluated by a specialist.
Children with reading delays need a different type of program than the typical child. Our program incorporates all important aspects of reading instruction and the program is adapted for an individual child. That’s why our reading specialist develops a program that suits your child’s unique skill set.
Conduct a thorough evaluation of your child’s strength and weaknesses
Based on our findings, we then develop a program using materials that are grade-appropriate.
Through periodic evaluations, we determine your child’s progress and make adjustments in difficulty.
Above all, we try to build not only skill, but a love of reading that will benefit your child in all academic areas.
Get your child started on the path to success. Call Advantage Tutoring today!