I am a retired teacher and reading specialist. When I taught, I worked with at-risk learners. I was also a struggling learner growing up. I know what it feels like to struggle as well as knowing how to help children that learn differently.
This program has many facets. It helps the child that has not begun school yet, all the way up to the student that is struggling in school. As well as the adult that "made it through school", but is not a proficient reader or needs to learn spelling rules and when to use them. There are varying levels to this program. We work with the preschooler to help them strengthen the brain and body for school such as fine motor skills, gross motor, sitting and attending, auditory memory, visual memory, problem solving to the school age student who is finding going to school is the last thing on earth they want to do.
We also specialize in working with children that need non-traditional strategies to help them remember the skills taught. Our program is a program that builds the brain, the body, and muscles needed for learning as well as reading strategies.
I started this business because there are many students that need this type of program to become successful in school. With the increased demands of the Common Core Standards the struggling students are struggling more. Many children were ill-prepared to start school in regards to sitting and attending, remember what they saw (visual memory), remember what they heard and learned (auditory memory), fine motor development and problem solving. With the school age child sometimes the interventions the school is using are not designed for your child's way of learning. Maybe they do not have enough of the perceptions they need to learn fully developed yet. Maybe they have a learning difference. We teach students differently. We also use Orton-Gillingham based programs.
I have taught hundreds of students in this program. I have worked with children who attend private schools, public schools and who are homeschooled. Every child that we have worked with has shown great improvement. It is very frustrating when you know that your child is smart, but they are struggling in school. The answer maybe as simple as -- Move 2 Read, LLC.
With governmental cut backs, programs like this have been cut from the normal school day. What is missing for your child to become successful is having a tool belt fully stocked with the skills they need.
I have this business so that every parent that has a student that they want to see become successful in school, could get the full program, not bits and pieces or not at all. It breaks my heart when a student that has potential isn't succeeding due to not having skills they need to be successful.
We are not cookie cutter adults and your child is not either.
In addition to the perceptual motor and brain development activities we concentrate on reading, spelling, and writing skills. We use a basic core phonics program with spelling rules that is Orton-Gillingham based. The children learn their sounds, the rules and why, when and how to use them.
For example: There is a rule that says "English words cannot end in "i, j, u, or v". For example the sound of "oi" / "oy": /oi/ is used only in the middle of a word whereas /oy/ is used only at the end of a word due to this rule. (Both make the same sound.) Or why do we in America spell "have" the way we do? The reason is that English words cannot end with a "v" so "e" jumps into help.
Many children are taught the sounds without the rules for usage. Knowing the "rules of usage" improves spelling, writing, and reading. If your child is taught phonics with usage rules out of 100 high frequency words, they will only have to memorize approximately 10 to 15% of the words vs. all 100 words. They will be able to decode words faster including multisyllabic words . They will understand open syllable vs. closed syllable and how to handle the sounds.
There you have it, why I started this business. Children need help, parents need to see their child enjoy learning. Parents are working or have not studied all about phonics or perceptual and motor development (This is not a physical therapy or occupational therapy). They want their child to succeed, but do not know how to help them.
Special Note: This program is not designed to raise IQ or cure serious neurological disorders. We start where they are and move forward. We do work with students that have normal to high IQs as well as students that have a lower IQ. We take them to their highest potential. It does not make super athletes due to the physical activities. It is not an occupational therapy or physical therapy program. It is designed to help your child to be successful in reading, spelling, and writing.
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