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Treatment Focuses On

Phonemic awareness
Decoding strategies
Comprehension strategies
Explicitly and systematic instruction
Equipping learners with valuable skills to help them read and write successfully
Multisensory teaching
Breaking language into manageable skills, allowing students to gradually build their understanding of language each day.
Sound/symbol awareness
Reading comprehension

How do I know if my child needs a specialized tutor?

Pre-K (Age 4)

  • Can recognize familiar signs and labels, especially on signs and containers
  • Recognize words that rhyme
  • Will name some of the letters of the alphabet (a good goal to strive for is 15–18 uppercase letters)
  • Can recognize the letters in their name
  • Able to write their name
  • Will name beginning letters or sounds of words
  • Can match some letters to their sounds
  • Has developed an awareness of syllables
  • Will understand that print is read from left to right, top to bottom
  • Can retell stories that have been read to them

K (Age 5)

  • Will produce words that rhyme
  • Can match some spoken and written words
  • Is able to write some letters, numbers, and words
  • Can recognize some familiar words in print
  • Will often predict what will happen next in a story
  • Is able to identify initial, final, and medial (middle) sounds in short words
  • Can identify and manipulate increasingly smaller sounds in speech
  • Will read simple words in isolation (the word with definition) and in context (using the word in a sentence)
  • Is able to retell the main idea, identify details (who, what, when, where, why, how), and arrange story events in sequence

1st and 2nd Grade (Ages 6–7)

  • Can easily read familiar stories
  • Will attempt to "sound out" or decode unfamiliar words
  • Is able to use pictures and context to figure out unfamiliar words
  • Will use some common punctuation and capitalization in writing
  • Can self-correct when they make a mistake while reading aloud
  • Shows comprehension of a story through drawings
  • Is able to write by organizing details into a logical sequence with a beginning, middle, and end

2nd and 3rd Grade (Ages 7–8)

  • Can read longer books independently
  • Will read aloud with proper emphasis and expression
  • Is able to use context and pictures to help identify unfamiliar words
  • Begins to understand the concept of paragraphs and begin to apply it in writing
  • Can correctly use punctuation
  • Will correctly spell many words
  • Is able to write notes, like phone messages and email
  • Can understand humor in text
  • Will often use new words, phrases, or figures of speech that they've heard
  • Is able to revise their own writing to create and illustrate stories

4th Through 8th Grade (Ages 9–13)

  • Will explore and understand different kinds of texts, like biographies, poetry, and fiction
  • Can understand and explore expository, narrative, and persuasive text
  • Is able to read to extract specific information, such as from a science book
  • Can understand relations between objects
  • Identifies parts of speech and literary devices like similes and metaphors
  • Will correctly identify major elements of stories, like time, place, plot, problem, and resolution
  • Is able to read and write on a specific topic for fun, and understand what style is needed to do so

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