Reading Clinic Frequently Asked Questions
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Our tutors are carefully screened through a rigorous training program that includes both instruction and mentoring in the correct application of The Reading Clinic techniques. Many of our tutors are credentialed teachers, licensed specialists and educators.
One-to-one tutoring is the optimum educational environment because students move at their own rate and are not distracted by others.
Yes. Many insurance companies provide Flexible Spending Accounts. Check with your insurer to see if you are covered.
A formal evaluation indicates the direction of treatment and gives a benchmark from which progress in the program can be measured.
We test for word recognition, word attack, paragraph reading, reading comprehension, spelling, oral language comprehension, oral language expression, receptive oral vocabulary, expressive oral vocabulary, phonemic awareness, writing and math.
Research tells us that structured and intensive multi-sensory instruction is essential for measurable changes in learning processes. With this goal in mind, we often recommend one-to-one instruction from 3 to 5 days a week.
We do not do home tutoring as the clinical atmosphere is more conducive to learning.
The amount of progress an individual student makes is determined by the student’s potential and the amount of treatment received. However, most students can gain years on various tests.
Phonemic Awareness is the ability to perceive the identity and sequence of sounds in a syllable. A pronounced weakness in this area contributes to a difficulty in reading (decoding), spelling and writing.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, ”Developmental dyslexia is characterized by an unexpected difficulty in reading for children and adults who otherwise possess the intelligence, motivation, and schooling considered necessary for accurate and fluent reading.” Shaywitz, 338.5 (1998): 307-312.
Concept Imagery Disorder is a weakness in the ability to conceptualize language (turn language into images). A proscribed weakness in this area contributes to a difficulty in reading comprehension, oral language comprehension, and written and oral language expression.
We use the Reading with Ease® Program which stimulates Concept Imagery which improves reading comprehension.