We Provide intense therapeutic instruction for those who struggle academically.

We work one-on-one and in small groups with students, teaching and strengthening the skills critical for independent, academic success.

When children with at least average intellectual ability struggle to learn, there is likely something in the way that they are processing information that is underdeveloped, different, or inefficient.

At the Therapeutic Literacy Center , we recognize that if we are going to effectively impact academic learning problems, we must prepare the brain for learning by strengthening or developing the underlying thinking processes that support academic skills.

These include skills such as:

  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Processing Speed
  • Auditory processing, language, and communication
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Visual processing
  • Internal timing and organization
  • Motor coordination and sensory integration
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Executive function

Our primary work is done one-to-one with students and focuses on teaching, strengthening, and developing those skills that lead to independent, academic success. We have also developed some effective small group therapeutic programs for students that can have their needs met with one or two other students. This becomes a more affordable option because of the small group format.

Most of the time, our services begin with a phone consultation that helps us get a “feel” for the student and allows parents to ask questions. Next, we do a functional academic and learning skills assessment and/or records review to look closely at the strengths and challenges in a student’s learning. The intake process also includes a parent/client consultation, report and recommendations, and program set-up.

The intake process is part of our entrance into any of the Therapeutic Literacy Center programs as we want to be sure that from a student’s very first day, we are providing the best and most efficient programs and strategies for him or her. We do not want to waste any time guessing or experimenting!

Different students have different needs. Each student has a completely individualized program that is adjusted as progress is made.

Because our therapy focuses on developing underlying thinking skills essential to efficient learning, daily instruction is critical to the process. In order to reduce the cost to the family, we often suggest partnering with the parents to provide the frequency of instruction needed. We view parents as our teaching partners and we will provide both instruction and materials to support them.

We work with students of all ages who have challenges with listening, language and communication, reading, spelling, writing, comprehension, math, executive function, organization and study skills, and/or attention and concentration. Some students come with formally diagnosed learning challenges; others are simply struggling with school or some area of their life.

Our goal is for each student to become as comfortable and independent a learner as he or she can be.

To get started, give us a call at (858) 481-2200, come to a Parent Information Night or schedule a no-cost consultation below:

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