The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation
LEARNING CENTRE for HAMILTON
"helping children with Dyslexia"
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THE APPROACH

The Orton-Gillingham Approach

Tried, tested and true, the Learning Centre uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to tutoring children with dyslexia. After the child’s individual needs and abilities are assessed the details of the tutoring program are planned.

 

The child is tutored on a one-to-one basis, generally sessions last about one hour and are provided twice a week, outside normal school time. Our carefully selected tutors are trained and certified.  Through reports and conferencing, parents are always kept up to date as to the progress of their child.

 

Tutoring Sessions

The tutoring sessions are action oriented with auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic elements reinforcing each other for optimal learning.

 

In every lesson, the child experiences a high degree of success and gains confidence as well as skill. Learning becomes a rewarding and happy experience.

 

As children learn new material, they continue to review old material to the level of automaticity.

 

Children begin by reading and writing sounds in isolation. They then blend the sounds into syllables and words. Children learn the elements (building blocks) of language.

 

The child learns spelling simultaneously with reading.

 

The tutor addresses vocabulary, sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension in a similar structured, sequential, and cumulative manner.

 

Children learn and study the many generalizations and rules that govern the English language structure. They also learn how best they can apply the language knowledge necessary for achieving reading and writing competencies.

 

Always being flexible, the tutor seeks to understand how an individual learns and devises appropriate strategies.