Learning to read should be everyone's right. Here's a snapshot of our current impact on Nova Scotian youth and educators.
“The Nuts and Bolts of Reading” workshop participant
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.
Important Update March 1, 2022:
At the February 28, 2022, Learning Centre Board of Directors meeting, after consideration of the current wait list, the applications yet to be fully processed, and the prospect that those being added to the wait list would not have a reasonable prospect of admission within 5 years, the Board decided it was left with no other choice but to place a moratorium on new applications. From March 1, 2022, any new applications received by the Centre will be declined and returned to the source.
The Board sincerely regrets this decision. The Board will continually review its position and ways to remove the backlog and improve wait list times. Any future updates will be posted here.
Children who have been diagnosed with dyslexia are eligible to apply to the Centre.
A current and comprehensive psychological and educational evaluation is required for all applicants. Children who have been having difficulty in school often have been tested by their school psychologist. Parents are entitled to receive a copy of their child’s school results.
Tutoring is provided free of charge to those families and children enrolled in the program.
For more information on the steps required to have your child tested for dyslexia please speak with your child’s teacher, or see our Resources pages.