The Therapeutic Literacy Center provides intensive therapeutic instruction for students who are struggling academically including those with Dyslexia and ADHD.
“More of the same” won’t FIX the problem. We offer an entirely different approach than schools and tutors do. We aim to FIX the problem rather than continuing to accommodate or work around the problem. Students who are working harder than their peers need to strengthen their underlying skills or mental “tools” needed for efficient learning.
Why do smart kids struggle in school? Their underlying cognitive processes or mental “tools” need developing.
If your child is struggling to read at the level of his or her peers, we may be able to help. Is your child falling behind in reading fluently? Are they reading, but without comprehending what they read? Do they have difficulty in their spelling? Are they being told that they are lazy or need to pay closer attention to their work?
Our students range from being in the gifted programs in school to students who have dyslexia, ADHD, language delays, autism, auditory memory deficits or specific learning disabilities.
We offer specialized programming that is short-term and individually based on evaluation of specific cognitive processes behind their success in reading, writing and spelling.
With the right support, your child can become independent and confident academically.
If your child is experiencing any of these things, we may be able to help:
- Difficulty sounding out words
- Struggling to read fluently
- Inaccurate spelling for his/her age or reading ability
- Slow to initiate writing tasks
- Poor self-esteem and peer relationships
- Struggles to do homework
We collaborate with other professionals supporting your child developing individualized programming for the whole child.
- Child and Family Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Language Pathologists
“….He went from hating to read to loving it. He is now reading near grade level and continues to practice the rules and strategies that he learned in their summer program … He began to understand how HIS brain worked!”Jen Roeser
“We’ve seen such wonderful growth in our son’s learning that he is now more positive in so many other areas as well. He is excited to go to school and even wants to work with Maria on the weekends and during school vacations! She has turned our son onto learning – and he is happy.”Andrea and Charlie Chacos