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
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.