RITES Dyslexia Learning Center Offers Dyslexia Tutoring Programs in Rhode Island
If your child is dyslexic or has a similar learning difference, you’re not alone. Approximately 15-20% of the population has difficulty learning to read. These students need the support of qualified dyslexia tutoring programs at a dyslexia learning center. See below to let us know how RITES can best help your student.
To clarify, dyslexia is not correlated with intelligence, and many brilliant and famous individuals have had dyslexia, including Walt Disney, Erin Brockovich, and Thomas Edison. Dyslexia often accompanies a creative thinking style and way of viewing the world, which can lead to great success.
However, dyslexia can be frustrating and painful for a child trying to learn in a classroom environment that does not accommodate his/her needs and learning style. That’s why the RITES dyslexia learning center offers dyslexia tutoring programs with certified teachers.
Each teacher at the RITES dyslexia learning center possesses at least 10 years of teaching experience in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and other methodologies, and we have certified teachers with special training to work with students with dyslexia.
What is Dyslexia and Why are Dyslexia Tutoring Programs Helpful?
For decades, the general public associated dyslexia primarily with difficulty learning to read, but it can impact math and other subjects as well. Sometimes it can show up in less expected areas, such as:
- Reversing math numbers when copying them from the board
- Having trouble locating a specific page in a workbook
- Difficulty reading aloud in science or social studies
Because dyslexia is caused by neurobiological variations in how the brain processes information, students should receive specialized instruction.
RITES’ dyslexia learning center uses the proven Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and other multisensory-learning methods effective in helping students with dyslexia succeed.
Multisensory Learning: the Orton-Gillingham Approach
Multisensory learning developed in the 1930s as the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is also used by Wilson Language Training. It’s a teaching method that helps children learn to read, write, and spell, because traditional school teaching methods have not helped them progress.
This multisensory learning uses multiple pathways of the brain in learning activities. Most importantly, it involves seeing, hearing, and doing something at the same time, which enhances a child’s ability to remember information. Another benefit of the multisensory approach is that it is easily individualized and tailored to each student.
Extra support is also available through Orton-Gillingham/Wilson dyslexia tutoring programs in Rhode Island. The RITES dyslexia learning center offers both individualized tutoring and summer programs that can help your child succeed.
RITES Dyslexia Learning Center Summer Programs: Break the Code, Find Success
RITES’ intensive 5-week summer literacy programs begin in July and have helped countless students learn to read, write, and spell successfully, whether they experience dyslexia or are generally struggling to learn to read and spell. In fact, RITES’ Providence-based summertime Code Breakers program is especially popular for students entering 2nd through 6th grade.
And during the Code Breakers course, RITES’ Orton-Gillingham certified teachers use tactile activities in the classroom to engage students and help them to learn effectively.
For example, they will ask a student to use shaving cream to spell out words or letters on a desk while the students speak the words aloud. Students also enjoy using provided iPads to access the Lexia Core 5 literacy program, software that uses game-based activities to encourage reading and reinforce classroom learning.
Crucially, Code Breakers also has a certified occupational therapist who works with students on spatial orientation, motor coordination, balance, sensory integration, and directionality.
Upon completing Code Breakers, students consequently report feeling more confident, independent, and successful in the classroom. Each year, RITES welcomes students from many locations including:
- East Greenwich,
- Smithfield, and
- many other RI, CT, and MA towns.
RITES One-to-One Dyslexia Tutoring Programs: Summer, School Year, or Year-Round
If Code Breakers isn’t an option, RITES also offers individual tutoring with an instructor trained in dyslexia tutoring programs. With this type of help, your child doesn’t have to struggle and suffer in the classroom. RITES dyslexia tutors will help your student learn listening, speaking, reading, spelling, vocabulary, and more.
The initial consultation is free. Individual tutoring sessions cost $60 each, plus a $25 annual fee covering registration and all course materials.
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