Solve Rhode Island students’ difficulty with Reading, Writing and Spelling
Signs your student needs RITES expert support
- Avoids reading
- Reads slowly/haltingly
- Transposes words (felt/left)
- Skips or guesses at words
- Fatigues easily
- Misspells words
- Writes illegibly
- Reverses letters (b/d)
- A relative has reading/writing/spelling difficulties
- Resists reading aloud, but likes to be read to
- Feels embarrassed about reading out loud at school
Do any of these difficulties sound familiar? RITES is here to help your student develop reading comprehension skills for lifelong success. We’re literacy specialists, specifically trained in the Orton Gillingham method.
RITES offers 1-to-1 School Year and Summer Orton-Gillingham Tutors or Summer Small Group Classes
What is Orton-Gillingham?
The Orton-Gillingham curriculum is a multisensory structured language program, which is an alternative, structured method for students of all ages who have difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling. Orton-Gillingham lessons are appropriate for dyslexic students and for those with memory, reading, and language difficulties.
“After watching this child work so hard year after year and continuously fail, this was like seeing a beautiful butterfly emerge to see what a glorious world there is through written words … which now make sense! I can’t thank you enough for opening this world to my girl.”
Why is Orton-Gillingham important?
Orton-Gillingham has the most research of any program to support its approach. It was developed in the 1930s by neurologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton and educator and psychologist Anna Gillingham. It is a highly regarded form of multi-sensory learning, incorporating auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learning pathways.
The Orton-Gillingham reading program is an instructional approach specifically designed for those with difficulties reading, spelling, and writing. Orton-Gillingham was the first program designed specifically for struggling readers. The Orton-Gillingham curriculum helps teach them the connections between sounds and letters while they build their comprehension skills.
“My son has become so confident with his reading and writing skills throughout the program. He absolutely loved his time there!”
How can RITES help your struggling student?
Allow RITES’ certified teachers and tutors to assist your student with the components of reading that they find most challenging. We use a multisensory approach, and each lesson is tailored to meet your student’s individual needs.
RITES offers 1-to-1 Orton-Gillingham tutors during the school year and in summer for all ages, K through 12 and adult.
RITES also offers small group summer classes for students in grades 2-6, summer program, including intensive Orton-Gillingham principles. While in the summer program, students also participate in guided reading lessons to work on comprehension and to engage in a variety of activities that promote reading fluency. Click here for information about our Code Breakers class to unlock reading, writing, and spelling.
Top Notch Orton-Gillingham Training for Teachers
RITES certified literacy teachers have Orton-Gillingham certification, meaning that they are trained and have expertise in the Orton-Gillingham method. Recent scientific research has proven this method improves the skills of dyslexic students and of students who experience difficulty with spelling, writing, and reading fluency.
In addition to Orton-Gillingham, these specialists also have experience and training in other multisensory methods such as Wilson®, Telian®, Lindamood-Bell®, and Project Read®. Your student — whether in kindergarten or high school or adult — is given an Orton-Gillingham placement test to determine the starting point. Along the way, we use your student’s current knowledge to inform our lesson planning. Individual Orton-Gillingham tutoring is available all year round.
Other benefits for RITES Orton-Gillingham students: Lexia Core5
Our families have access to RITES’ license for Lexia Core5, a supplemental literacy software program that is based on Orton-Gillingham. RITES certified teachers train your student and family on how to use the program, so they can access it through the Internet and use it at home between sessions in order to further progress. This program’s peer-reviewed research has proven that Lexia Core5 effectively increases reading proficiency and closes the reading gap. It helps students connect with Orton Gillingham lessons outside of the classroom.
Looking for summer course options? try out RITES’ interactive tool to see which course may be best for your student. Not sure which program is right for your child? Contact RI Tutorial’s academic counselors so we can help your child make educational gains this summer in our proven, effective, high-quality programs.
Contact RITES today for your free, personal consultation with a RITES educational specialist. Call 401-723-4459 or submit your request in our “Contact Us” form below.
RITES certified teachers work with students in their communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. RITES summer learning programs are held in Providence and East Greenwich, R.I. Click here more information on RITES educational summer camps.