Why Early Intervention Matters for Struggling Readers

“Just give them time.”

“They’re young.”

“They’ll catch up.”

These are the lines that parents of struggling readers in kindergarten and 1st grade are all too familiar with. While these primary students are young in age, research has shown us “The importance of early reading cannot be understated. Children who struggle with reading in the early grades often remain behind their peers throughout school, and academic progress in all subject areas suffers (McIntyre et al., 2005).”

Early Literacy and Foundational Skills Program

Now enrolling for the upcoming semester. Our small group tutoring Early Literacy and Foundational Skills program (kinder, 1st & 2nd grade) is designed with beginning readers in mind. Focused on essential literacy skills such as: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension; students will begin to learn to unlock the “code” for reading.

This small group meets three (3) times during the week.

6 Reasons Why You Need a Tutor

As students progress through schooling, parents often begin noticing academic strengths and weaknesses within their child by observing homework time, meeting with their child’s teacher, or even reviewing grades.

If you begin to wonder about the need for a tutor to help your child in school catch up, keep up, or even stay ahead, consider the following signs to determine if a tutor is right for you.

Dyslexia Testing

Is your child not making sufficient progress in reading? Are you suspecting that your child might have dyslexia? Don't second guessing yourself! Research supports the idea of early identification. The earlier that students are identified with dyslexia, the sooner they can receive the support and remediation they need. 

ProLearning offers dyslexia testing in our center at a scheduled time that is convenient for your family, including weekends. Our testing includes:

1. a written report that can be presented to public, private, and charter schools; 

2. a consultation meeting to review and discuss the results; and

3. recommendations for next steps.

Not sure if your child's reading behaviors exhibit dyslexia? Check out our resource page for some common characteristics. Remember, no two students are alike. Students may or may not exhibit all of the characteristics listed. 

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for a dyslexia evaluation.