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TEACHING METHODS

magnetLetters-fun250x179In 2000, the National Reading Panel issued a report after reviewing more than 100,000 studies. These findings defined five key areas that must be included in any effective reading instruction:

The Educational Therapy Center teaches all these necessary skills in a step-by-step, integrated way, using the Orton-Gillingham Approach which is multisensory and phonics-based. We also teach the essential spelling rules of our language simultaneously with the reading of phonetic words.

Targeted, Integrated, and Effective

We begin by recognizing the needs of the individual student through a Skill Assessment used in developing a program tailored for their specific needs and learning differences.

Did You Know?

“There is simply no doubt that if children receive effective instruction early and with intensity, they can make large gains in general academic achievement.”

Learning Disabilities and Early Intervention Strategies
By G. Reid Lyon Ph.D.

Although the lessons are written to each student’s needs, the program is systematic — ordered so that there is a clear relationship between the instructional materials. Students don’t just “do” — they understand what they are doing and why. The goal is for the student to internalize this information, to apply it to everyday situations and to generalize it take to the next level of study.

Each lesson builds on the last lesson as the information is moving from simple to more complex. Constant review within the context of a new lesson enables students to practice and perfect previously learned material; repeated practice helps them retain the skills for the long-term. Along the way, students build confidence through positive reinforcement.

Sessions are held two or three times per week — one student with one tutor for 50-59 minutes per session — to assure the skills are mastered. Gradually, step-by-step, working directly, one-on-one with their tutor, our students become competent readers, writers and independent learners.

Our remediation is not a quick fix, but a lasting one. Tutoring sessions typically last 2 years or more, but varies with the student’s abilities and prior knowledge. However, as your students gain skills they lacked, their peers are learning new skills. Closing this “skills gap” is done as efficiently as possible– but at the pace your student needs to master the material and continue to perform at grade level.

 

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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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