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Online Reading Help for Those Who Struggle, Including Dyslexics

Does your child...

  • make mistakes that look careless?

  • skip over or guess at some words?

  • mix up words like "was" and "saw"?

  • change vowels: "back" for "bake"

  • leave letters out: "stay" for "stray"?

  • add letters in: "black" for "back"?

  • substitute words like "a" for "the"?

  • find spelling to be very difficult?​

A child who struggles to read words correctly is sometimes called lazy or careless but is actually trying harder than other students! If you're wondering what to do next to help your child learn to read, I'd like to help. I've been a teacher for over 25 years and have worked with struggling readers and those with dyslexia in public schools, private schools, and home schools.

We start with a pretest given within an Orton-Gillingham-based, research-backed software program. An initial reading level (called a Lexile Level) is established, and your child is then placed into lessons for which he or she is ready. The lessons are engaging, but more importantly, your child will notice his or her actual progress over time.

 

Self-esteem will rise because of genuine achievement through daily practice. A teacher meets with you and your child once a week to preview what's coming next, go over any challenging lessons, and bring some encouraging words and smiles that may long have been lost in the process of trying to learn to read.

Gaining Solid Reading Skills Will Also Unlock:

  1. Confidence critical to academic success in all subjects

  2. Doors to lifelong learning and career advancement

  3. Improvements in vocabulary, writing and spelling

  4. Ability to engage in conversations about topics

  5. Increased brain connectivity enhancing memory

  6. Better concentration and improved ability to focus

Research-Based Software

Reading Horizons® is a nationally recognized and researched reading and spelling program based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy and principles. That may sound a bit dry, but it means that reading skills are taught gradually and systematically with lots of interactivity, color, sounds, tasks that earn coins to buy game time, etc.

 

This video describes the phonetic skills that are taught to give students the ability to attack and decode words.

Services Include

In addition to the software, we add value to ensure your student's success:

  • Initial welcome session to discuss your student's strengths and needs

  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee if not satisfied for any reason

  • Guaranteed growth in reading or free additional services

  • Weekly 1-on-1 Sessions with a Certified Teacher for instruction and encouragement

  • Email, text, audio, or video messaging with teacher for questions

  • Report of progress and time spent is emailed weekly

  • Continuous progress monitoring and lesson adjustment as needed

  • Lexile Level provided so you can choose on-target library books for your student

  • 24/7 access to an Orton-Gillingham Based Program for reading and spelling

  • Student uses software anytime at home for 30-45 minutes each weekday

Experienced Teacher

  • Licensed Teacher in Ohio and Washington

  • Taught my own dyslexic child to read and spell

  • Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities & Behavior Disorders

  • 27 Years of Experience with Public, Private and Home-Schooled Students

Affordable Pricing

Monthly payment plan includes engaging daily software lessons and one-on-one weekly online sessions with an encouraging teacher, who helps your student with challenges, tracks progress and makes custom adjustments to the software as needed.

 

Two-Part Guarantee

 1) You get a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee of a full 100% refund within 30 days for any reason.

 

2) If your student does not advance at least one full grade level within an 8 to 16 week time period after logging a total of 30 hours in the software at a rate of 30-45 minutes per day, he or she may continue to use the software indefinitely, working at his or her own pace, and meet with a teacher once a month for free help via phone or video conference, until one year's growth is achieved. After that, your student may still continue to use the software without charge for as long as it takes to complete the program. Reading Horizons, the creator of the software, states that students typically make 2-3 years of gain in reading improvement after 40-60 hours of instructional time.  Click here to read the full guarantee.