Therapy

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While there are many similarities among children with reading difficulties, it is important that each child receives remediation based on their individual strengths and needs. At The READ Center, we tailor interventions for your child based on their learner profile. All interventions used at The READ Center are Orton-Gillingham based.

Considerations

 

What considerations go into choosing programming for a student?

 

  • The age of the child

    • Certain curricula have published guidelines for the age range of students who will benefit from its intervention

  • The child's specific struggles

    • Does the child struggle in all five areas of reading? Are some areas of struggle more pronounced? Are there strengths in other areas?

  • Other interventions

    • Has the child received previous interventions? Which ones and what was the child's experience with them?

    • Is the child currently receiving intervention at school?

      • How is that experience going? Would it be best to continue that intervention in a more intensive setting or does a change need to be made?

  • Other concerns

    • Does the child have other academic, social-emotional, or medical concerns? These can sometimes impact how well a certain intervention fits the child's overall needs.

 

Interventions

 

Intervention services are typically one hour in length and are provided a minimum of two times per week. Kindergarten students may be seen for 30 minutes per session.

 

  • Take Flight is the primary intervention used for students seven years of age and older. 

    • Take Flight was developed at theLuke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas

    • Only practitioners who have gone through intensive training in using the program are allowed to implement it with students

    • It is recommended to be implemented 3-5 days per week but can be delivered twice per week

  • SPIRE

    • SPIRE may be used for younger children or in certain cases when it is being used at school 

  • Wilson

    • Wilson may be used for older students or in certain cases when Wilson is being used at school

  • Practitioner developed Orton-Gillingham based lessons may be implemented in cases when the above curricula do not fit a student well

    • All developed lessons will be multisensory, explicit, and follow an appropriate scope and sequence

 

 

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