Parents and Students

 

  We are now offering K-12TH Grade MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENTS & INTERVENTIONS!  
Register now for the Spring 2018 Semester.  

 

Here is information on how to get started in our programs

What To Look For

The following are just a few of the signs that would indicate a child might benefit from an evaluation and/or instruction at our Literacy Centers:

  • Avoids reading and/or writing
  • Appears anxious about reading at home or in school/struggles during oral reading
  • Falls behind in his or her studies
  • Procrastinates regarding homework
  • Seems to be taking too long with homework
  • Reads the words without being able to re-tell the story or understand the information
  • Spells poorly and has difficulty with written expression
  • Has difficulty understanding material he or she has read
  • Can read, but has difficulty reading "between the lines"

Families Managing the Process

From initial evaluation through a child's last lesson at the Center, families have full control. All records are kept confidential, unless parents choose to involve their child's school or another resource.

If parents wish, our instructors will participate in conferences with teachers or as part of a team at a student's school.

We also make every effort to accommodate schedules by offering choices regarding the day of the week and the 90 minute time slot that a student will attend classes at the Center. And given today’s busy schedules, make-up lessons are standard procedure.


Confidential, Objective Evaluation  

Before instruction begins, we assess a child's reading or math ability, strengths, and needs through a confidential evaluation. If we find that he or she has needs other than reading and math, we will provide a referral to another resource and serve as an advocate for the child if desired.


Instruction Based on Continuous Assessment

After the initial evaluation, we design an intervention plan to meet each student's situation. Our Master Instructors and graduate students (experienced teachers completing Wisconsin Certification in reading teaching) carry out that plan in individual lessons. Progress is continually evaluated. We do not hesitate to modify a lesson if a student's progress indicates the need.

  • Fall 2017 semester: September 7 to December 16 (Thanksgiving break is November 22-27)

  • Spring 2018 semester: January 16 to April 28 (Easter break is March 26-April 1)

    Lessons are scheduled on:  Tuesdays and Thursdays:  3:30-5:00 p.m., and 5:30-7:00 p.m.,
                                                     and on Saturdays:  8:30-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-noon.

Parents call for information and initial evaluation. The Instructor or Site Facilitator schedules an initial Confidential Objective Evaluation to determine the student's strengths and specific needs. (The fee for the initial testing is payable at time of testing.)

  1. An Initial Assessment and Intervention Proposal is developed by the Instructor from the testing results and a conference is set up to discuss the Proposal with the parents. 

  2. Parents complete Registration Forms: Registration Form, Tuition Rate Form, Home & Family Information Form, and the student's school teacher completes the School Information Form. 

  3. Individualized lesson plans are developed for the student and the lessons begin. 

  4. Short meetings take place with the parents after each lesson to discuss the student's progress.

  5. At the end of the semester, testing is conducted to evaluate the student's progress, and a Progress Report and Proposal for the next semester is prepared and discussed with the parents.

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