Reading Tutoring Programs
You want to see your child succeed. You feel their pain, and maybe even lose sleep with worry as they struggle. You know the inability to read, write, and spell can have a severe impact on their future.
We help struggling readers improve their reading skills through a variety of programs individualized to your student's needs. Most of our students are elementary-age kids, but we help all students up to their senior year in high school, and even have programs for adults.
Reading is of course essential for a rich academic, professional, and personal life.
This option helps your child develop reading comprehension strategies. This program covers all of the basics including phonological awareness, auditory processing, visual processing, kinesthetic processing, and reading fluency.
Your child will build confidence and improve reading skills as they progress. Children will receive training in two major reading skills: decoding, and language comprehension.
"Decoding" is what students learn when they learn how to sound out and blend words.
"Language comprehension" is what allows students to understand the words they've already read. Decoding gives you reading fluency, as those who spend a lot of time decoding words tend to lose the understanding of what is being read.
When you combine those two skills, you get the overall, broader skill that people refer to as "reading." The end result is a student who can gain vocabulary skills, will have the ability to form context and make inferences from text, and who can analyze and understand what they've read.
We teach all the areas that a structured literacy program must have. This includes:
Does your child have dyslexia? We can help. You can read more about our dyslexia programs here.
Reading Tutors for Kindergarten
It's never too early to address reading difficulties. Kindergartners should be able to read simple one-syllable and high-frequency words. By the time this year of instruction is complete, they must develop an understanding of basic phonetic principles, such as identifying the first consonant sound in single-syllable words.
They should also be able to use the knowledge of letter-sound relationships to decode regular words in text, independent of context.
Reading Tutors for 1st Grade
If your struggling student is in first grade, then we encourage you to come to us ASAP.
First-grade students who don't yet know their letters and sounds will need special catch-up instruction. Beginning readers must develop phonetic awareness, know their letters, and develop a basic understanding of how letters represent sound, move from left to right, and form words.
Our program ensures our first graders can sight-read at least 150 high-frequency words by year's end. They'll also read grade-level books fluently, and understand them.
Reading Tutors for 3rd Grade
According to research, third graders who are not reading at grade level are among the most vulnerable to dropping out of school later, so we pay special attention to students at this grade level.
A long-term study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that students who were not proficient in reading by third grade were four times more likely to drop out of high school than proficient readers. 88% of students who failed to earn a high school diploma were struggling readers in third grade.
The third grade year is the final year that most children are "learning to read" vs. "reading to learn." If they're not proficient readers by the time they begin fourth grade, as much as half of the curriculum they will be taught will be incomprehensible, causing them to continue to fall behind as they progress from year to year.
Spelling skills are extremely important, and the inability to spell can hold your child back as they seek to learn. Spelling is often especially difficult for those with dyslexia, auditory processing problems, or learning disabilities.
Most of the time, spelling is taught by encouraging students to simply memorize spelling words and spelling rules. This traditional method does not work for all learners.
Honestly, who can remember how to spell every word in the English language? Memorizing and using 29 spelling rules can be difficult. Simply put, we teach students that we only put letters together 8 different ways to make words. When you learn the eight spelling patterns, spelling becomes easier.
Is your student struggling to write clearly and coherently? Learn more about our writing program.
Private Reading Tutors
We offer one-on-one and small group tutoring.
Students typically see us at a minimum of two days per week which helps ensure their progress.
We offer three session lengths: 50 minutes, 1 hour and 20 minutes, or 2 hours. We'll recommend the session length that will work best based on your child's grade level and diagnosis.
Get Help Today
Children who struggle don't just "figure things out on their own."
They do need a little extra help to ensure their long-term success.
Ready to get started?
Schedule an assessment today.
Our work with your child will begin with a series of assessments that will help us understand their unique challenges and strengths. While many children do come to us after receiving a diagnosis from a psychologist, neuropsychologist, or audiologist, your child does not have to receive a specific diagnosis to take advantage of our services.
We will continue to assess your child during their learning journey to help measure the progress they are making.
Who can benefit from this program?
Any student or family who wishes to include their reading skills by investing just a little bit of time on a daily basis. Those who put in the 45 to 60 minutes each day can make tremendous progress, develop skills, and build their self-esteem.
Ask yourself these questions:
If the answer to these questions is an enthusiastic yes, then this is the right reading program for you.
Why Integrative Learning?
Integrative Learning works with K-12 students who are struggling with one or more learning disabilities. We specialize in serving children through the use of brain-based programs.
Our systematic and multi-sensory programs are taught by highly-skilled instructors with strong special education backgrounds. Our students see rapid gains with our research-based approach, which in turn creates independent and confident students. We tap into each child's learning style through our multi-sensory programs, which include touch, vision, kinetic, and auditory elements.
We have over 30 years of experience in the educational therapy field, and we've mastered the art of understanding how each student learns differently. We specialize in understanding and addressing the unique needs of students and so work one-on-one with your child to create a customized road map for success.
Call (760) 487-5245 or fill out our contact form to get started today.