Due to limited capacity, individuals seeking structured multisensory reading instruction are on a waitlist. We are doing our best to increase the number of students with whom we can work with in a responsible manner. As new learning specialists are trained, we will be able to offer services to additional students.
If a student is struggling with reading or has obtained a diagnosis of a reading or related disability, the Center for Learning is proud to be able to offer Structured Multisensory Reading Instruction in both a one-to-one and small group setting. We work with classroom teachers to identify students who may be at risk for reading difficulties and through a process during which we collect data (reviewing work samples, meeting with parents, observing the student in the classroom, and assessing the student informally). If the student appears to be at-risk, we may recommend the structured multisensory reading program as an intervention.
Structured multisensory reading instruction is based upon the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Each lesson is tailored specifically to the student’s needs and areas of weakness and includes direct instruction in all five of the essential components of reading outlined by the National Reading Panel in 2000: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Over and above this, our lessons also include spelling and grammar.
No matter the subject, our instructional approach for learners who are struggling, learners who learn differently, or learners with disabilities remains the same. Please click here for more on the CFL Instructional Approach.