Evaluation and Assessment
An evaluation for reading difficulties will help determine what issues may be impacting a student’s ability to read. A comprehensive evaluation begins with a diagnostic interview, followed by Individually selected tests that address concerns about diagnosis and treatment.
A complete evaluation includes:
Thanks to public awareness campaigns and activism over the last few years, more and more people are becoming familiar with the term "dyslexia." In Arizona, -- a definition of "dyslexia" was added to our state education code. "Dyslexia" means a brain-based learning difference that impairs a person's ability to read and spell, that is independent of intelligence and that typically causes a person to read at levels lower than expected. Take The Screening Test
What is reading therapy? Learning to read is the most important tool for any child’s development. Reading therapy is more than just tutoring. It is a multifaceted program based on an Orton-Gillingham model. Orton-Gillingham is a phonics-based, sequential, multi-sensory, explicit method, designed for intense intervention, using movement and all five senses to teach reading, spelling, writing, and penmanship. We use the Barton Reading and Spelling System; which has been researched and proven to work with all ages, from 5 ½ to adult. Depending on each client’s needs, additional programs utilized include Foundation in Sounds, the PASP program, Spalding, and Handwriting Without Tears. Reading Therapy works to improve auditory discrimination, auditory memory size, auditory sequencing skills, phonological awareness, phonics, spelling rules, reading fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, basic language skills, and handwriting (dysgraphia).