Step 1 Assessment
General Reading - An individual reading assessment is given by a reading specialist. The assessment will give a reading level, comprehension knowledge, alphabetic, phonetic and phonemic knowledge.
Dyslexia - A individual dyslexia assessment is more involved. We diagnose using CTOPP (California Test of Phonological Processing), TOWL (Test of Written Spelling) GORT (Gray Oral Reading Test) and KBIT (Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test). All tests are administered by a dyslexia specialist or a diagnostician.
The assessment results are reviewed by Linda and the reading specialist. An individual reading improvement plan is developed for the student.
The parents are presented with the report and the plan is shared.
A determination is made regarding number of sessions per week. The minimum number of sessions is twice a week for general reading. Dyslexic students begin with four sessions a week and then moved to three sessions per week.
Sessions are 1 hour of instruction.
General reading - Lessons consist of two 30 minute blocks. The first block consists of phonics instruction and spelling. The second block is reading as the students instructional level, comprehension and fluency work.
Dyslexia - lessons consist of identification of reading sounds, identification of spelling sounds, new lesson, spelling, reading, comprehension and writing.