How do I know if my child needs tutoring?
If you will click the link above you can sign up to receive an email titled milestones to becoming a good reader. It also contains red flags for struggling readers. With this tool you can compare how your child is doing compared to other readers in the same age range. If your child is behind what is commonly expected for children their age do not hesitate to call and get a free evaluation.
Maybe my child is just not ready?
We all know that children mature and learn at different rates. Some children are already walking at 9 months and others don't walk until they are closer to 16 or 17months and that is perfectly ok. It is also true that every child is not ready at the same time for school. In my opinion young children should be free to play and run and have lots of movement time, especially boys. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be learning. As they are growing, and you are talking to them and reading stories to them some skills should become automatic fairly easily. For example, rhyming, being able to count syllables, and knowing the first sound of the word. If these skills are not emerging or if you see other red flags that listed in my "Milestones to becoming a good reader" then you will want to start working on this right away. Approximately 20% of the population has dyslexia and it does not go away as we grow and mature. Do not wait while your child struggles through school, this could be very damaging to the confidence. Dyslexia does not go away with time. If your child shows signs of struggling with reading don't wait, especially if they are attending school.
What about older students and adults?
I will work with any age person that is struggling with reading. It is never too late to improve your reading and your life!
Where are you located?
I am located in Keenesburg Colorado but I do my tutoring online so you may take advantage of it anywhere in the USA and other countries as well!
How Payment works
Reading therapy is an investment that will pay off for the rest of your child's life. Working to become a good reader will affect every area of your child's life and will determine whether they are able to attend college and train for whatever life skills they are interested in. Therefore it is a more important investment even than college. The cost of reading therapy will be determined by several factors such as how often you come to tutoring each week and how long you remain in tutoring. It is wise to front load your tutoring so that you come as often as possible in the beginning. That way you will gain skills and find success early. You are actually going to be creating new pathways in your brain and the more often you reinforce these pathways the sooner they will become automated. This is why you must come at least 2 times a week and there is a discount if you come even more often. Payment is expected at the beginning of the month and is averaged throughout the year so that your payment is the same every month. This holds your place and makes it easier for you to budget.
What is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP)?
I am a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ATLA). They have 2 levels of certification. CALP is the first level. This link will explain all about it.
Did you know?
When you support this business you make the world a better place because 20% of the profits from this business are donated to charitable and humanitarian relief agencies.
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