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About Us

The Educational Therapy Center offers specialized instruction for learners struggling with reading, writing and spelling. Our tutors use the Orton-Gillingham Approach, but staff pull materials from many appropriate resources. The tutors will adapt materials as needed for their student’s successful acquisition of literacy skills. Ongoing training ensures that ETC tutors have the most effective materials for their students.

Our tutors have college degrees or specialized training to complement the 40 hours of specialized Educational Therapy Center training in the Orton-Gillingham method. After the training is successfully completed, a master teacher oversees a 10-20 hour practicum with a student.

Our facility is located in Historic Downtown Parkville with ample parking. It is a place full of active learning with students and tutors who want to be there. Most afternoons, our center is filled with the happy hum of kids reading aloud, or listening to their tutor explain a new concept. Tutoring is also available before school and during the summer. We also offer flexible hours for homeschooled students.

About Lorrie Wolf – Director and Owner

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Lorrie is a Certified member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She received training at the ASSETS School in Hawaii and the Kildonan School in NY. She has co-taught Multisensory Synthetic Phonics with C. Wilson Anderson (Educational Consultants of the Midwest). In her private practice, she worked with dyslexic children and adults before founding the Educational Therapy Center in 2005.

Lorrie is a past-president of the Kansas/Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association; currently, she is an advisor to that board. Lorrie also served as the treasurer for the Branch Council Executive Committee of the IDA. She is also a member of the Learning Disability Association of America, Learning Ally and a supporter of The National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Most importantly, Lorrie is the mother of a dyslexic — which is how she became involved in Orton-Gillingham educational therapies. Read the Wolf family’s story.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Sat
9:00 am Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands on demonstration of teaching these vital phonics elements of reading and spelling. Learning the sounds of the letters in our alphabet is one of the first steps in learning to read. Discrimination of[...]
Mar
7
Sat
9:00 am Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Phonics Instruction and General Spelling Rules @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands-on workshop presented by an experienced classroom teacher using multi-sensory methods to teach the rules of spelling. Did you know there are several rules for explaining why we read and spell many words the[...]
Apr
4
Sat
9:00 am Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
An experienced classroom teacher will incorporate techniques found useful in effective structured literacy instruction for all. Longer words do not need to feel like an insurmountable obstacle for your students. When your readers and spellers[...]
May
2
Sat
9:00 am Morphemes and Suffix Rules @ Educational Therapy Center
Morphemes and Suffix Rules @ Educational Therapy Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Morphemes and Suffix Rules @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands on demonstration of teaching these vital phonics elements of reading and spelling for older students. Morpheme instruction helps increase your students’ vocabulary, their reading fluency, and their spelling accuracy. By identifying the prefixes,[...]

Contact Us

Phone: (816) 584-8860
Email: info@etctutoring.org

Educational Therapy Center, LLC | 171 English Landing Dr., Suite 110, Parkville, MO 64152 | Phone: (816) 584-8860
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