The Reading Clinic uses an, Orton-Gillingham Approach. The Reading Clinic Instructors are trained in Orton-Gillingham, The Association Method, Discover Reading and utilize The Reading Clinic’s own Yes! Reading Program. This broad base allows us to be flexible yet systematic in our approach with each student.
Math skills dominate our lives. They are needed in money transactions, telling time, wage calculations, measurements, data collection, etc. From the moment we awaken we engage with numbers. Significant decline in math skills over the years costs students in terms of academic success and career choices.
YES! Writing Program – Grade 1 to Grade 3
Research tells us that students with learning problems, including those with learning disabilities, can achieve success despite their knowledge and skill deficits by acquiring and using specific learning strategies.
The Reading Clinic has introduced a program for students who need to focus on the very early skills required for writing success.
The goals of this program are for beginning writers:
- To gain autonomy in printing by mastering letter sounds and letter formation.
- To learn basic parts of speech and simple sentence writing.
- To systematically be introduced to spelling together with capitalization, punctuation and early elements of grammar.
- To work on composing simple sentences and eventually connecting them on a single topic.
All students at The Reading Clinic undergo an initial assessment of their phonological processing abilities, reading and spelling skills using standardized tests.