Reading & Spelling Intervention
What does evidence-based reading support look like?
Evidence-based intervention likely looks different than what you have seen in the past and follows a very specific progression and organization of teaching that specifically meets the needs of dyslexic students. If you’re interested in learning more about evidence-based intervention - click here!
What type of results can we expect?
Students following our Reading & Spelling Intervention program have displayed remarkable gains given consistent follow-through on sessions, home practice activities, and parental guidance to support learning.
Typically in our program students 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 can expect.
We have developed a Structured Literacy/Orton-Gillingham curriculum that aligns all of the best practices of reading intervention in a way that can be specifically customized and tailored to remediate your child's difficulties. While we use our curriculum as a foundation and guide for our sessions we always specifically individualize our programming to meet your child's needs.
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.
We have three different levels of curricula that range from pre-reading and beginning literacy skills to advanced application skills.
A 30-lesson program focusing on sound-symbol correspondence, foundational skills (phonological awareness), and beginning reading comprehension and writing composition skills.
Decoding & Encoding Skills
A 44-lesson program focusing on the five core components of reading including phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension as well as writing composition and spelling.
Applied Reading & Writing Skills
A custom-tailored program focusing on developing more advanced reading fluency, reading comprehension, and written composition skills designed specifically for your child based on data gathered in the Decoding & Encoding skills program.
We do have a home practice component that is incorporated into our lessons and while we have found significant growth in a once to twice per week model, we know that distributed practice is the key to long-term success.
How long do students work with you?
Typically students work with our team for between 1-2 years. After this time students should have many of the tools and strategies in place to be successful independently. While we know that dyslexia is a journey and new struggles pop up at different points, our goal is not to work with your child forever. Our goal is to provide both you and your child with a road map and the tools you need to be successful without us!
We provide instruction both in-person & online to support struggling readers.
Working with us is different than working with a traditional tutor. Our interventionists are all skilled in working with evidence-based practices to get quantifiable results. We monitor student progress every session and take formal standardized data every four-six months to make sure your child is on track.
We pride ourselves on our ability to make lessons fun and engaging for our students, and to provide clear and honest communication with our families. When you work with us, you are becoming a part of the Ascend family. We will work with you to ensure that everything your child needs to be successful is being implemented.
Hourly sessions for reading tutoring/therapy - $80.00/hour
Both in-person and online sessions include all necessary materials.
We recognize that this is a significant investment.
We guarantee that we are well equipped to change the trajectory of your child’s life forever. Instead of wasting more time and falling behind with traditional tutors, when you work with our team of highly trained educational therapists, you will see measurable growth in a matter of just a few sessions.
We work together as a team, so while you will have one educational therapist that works with your child every single week - know that every single week your child’s case is being analyzed by our team as a whole, because together we can go so much further.
What would it be worth to give your child back self-esteem, confidence, the ability to keep up and not fear being called on and embarrassed in class?
We know you would do anything for your child.
We want you to know that when you join the Ascend team, we treat your child as if he or she were our own.