Reading Intervention Services

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We offer research-based reading intervention using an Orton-Gillingham approach to remediation. Our program combines both the value of 1:1 therapy with the benefits of a small group setting (2-3 students). We offer a hybrid model in which your child is provided the initial lesson in a small group setting and is seen every other week individually to meet his or her individually identified needs.

During the group sessions, we move through a systematic and structured program with a focus on the six-syllable types, sound-symbol knowledge, phonological awareness, spelling, morphology, and broader language-development.

During the 1:1 sessions we focus on your child's individually identified needs, whether those needs be additional practice in phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and/or writing composition.

Additionally, we offer complete video lessons instructed by one of our educational therapists so that you can stay on top of your child's learning or work with him or her further at home. We tailor our home learning component to fit your family's individual needs.

How is it different from what you would find in the classroom?

While instruction provided in the classroom can be wonderful – it often is not sequential, explicitly taught, or diagnostic to the students’ individual needs. This is why small group or 1:1 instruction in OG is always preferable.

What type of results can we expect?

Students following an OG Reading program have displayed remarkable gains given consistent follow-through on sessions, home practice activities, and parental guidance to support learning.

In our past research, we found that students increased their Standard Scores on norm-referenced assessments of single-word reading ability by 10-15 Standard Score points in 6-months. Which means that not only are students’ learning at the rate of their non-struggling peers but that in fact, they are closing the gap at significant levels (learning at a faster rate than their non-struggling peers) and often can move back into the average range for reading in 6-12 months.

Having a comprehensive educational evaluation can help us to determine the length of treatment that would likely be necessary for your child and what type of results you could expect.


Tutoring for students with specific learning disabilities may be tax deductible according to IRS Publication 502. Additionally, you may be able to use funds from a healthcare flexible spending account. We highly recommend checking with your tax advisor or health plan administrator to determine whether you qualify.


Serving the Denver metro & Boulder areas

2821 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014

Call us at: 303-309-9135

E-mail us at: info@ascendlearningcenter.com