How do I enroll my child?

If my child has already been brought for consultation to a developmental pediatrician or psychologist, can he/she skip the assessment process and enroll immediately?

How long does assessment take and what does it entail?

What do we bring for the assessment?

What is the frequency and duration of reading classes?

How many programs are there in an academic year?

Do you have summer sessions?

How long will my child have to attend reading
intervention/remediation?


How is this clinic different from other learning centers?

Describe your program and the methods you use.

Are reading sessions one-on-one?

How old does my child have to be to enroll in your school?

Do you offer academic tutoring?

What would be the cost of an assessment or enrollment?



How do I enroll my child?
First, the child is scheduled for a formal assessment with the reading specialist. Once the parent conference is conducted to discuss test results, the child may be enrolled for reading intervention.

If my child has already been brought for consultation to a developmental pediatrician or psychologist, can s/he skip the assessment process and enroll immediately?
Yes. We, however, strongly encourage that your child undergo the assessment process to establish baseline measures and to identify his/her literacy needs.

How long does assessment take and what does it entail?
Testing often lasts anywhere from 4 to 6 hours conducted over a period of 2 to 3 sessions. Standardized and informal tests are utilized to measure various areas of literacy such as word reading, reading and listening comprehension, spelling, and written expression skills.

What do we bring for the assessment?
We suggest that your child bring a sweater and snacks.

What is the frequency and duration of reading classes?
Students must attend classes at least twice a week for an hour each for approximately 3 ½ months. Essentially, this could be anywhere between 20 to 25 sessions which is equivalent to 1 reading program.

How many programs are there in an academic year?
The academic year from June to March is divided into 3 trimesters.
Enrollment is per program or trimester.

1st Trimester  /  June to September
2nd Trimester  /  Mid-September to December
3rd Trimester  /  January to March

Do you have summer sessions?
Yes, for 6 weeks from April to mid-May.

How long will my child have to attend reading
intervention/remediation?

There are no hard and fast rules as to how long students should attend remedial reading since each of them responds differently to instruction. While we provide recommendations based on our observations of the child’s progress, it is essential that parents also consult with their child’s developmental pediatrician or psychologist to determine whether their child will still benefit from continued remedial instruction.

How is this clinic different from other learning centers?
We aim to primarily identify and address the literacy needs of children with learning disabilities. This would include students that may also have AD/HD, reading and/or comprehension difficulties, receptive and/or expressive language deficits, and those challenged with handwriting, spelling, and written expression.

Describe your program and the methods you use.
We create a customized literacy program to address your child’s literacy needs.

We do not utilize prescribed modules and subscribe to a “one size fits all” philosophy. For example, one student’s program may require a heavy emphasis on language development and comprehension, while another would focus on developing word reading, spelling, and written expression skills. Aside from using direct, explicit, and systematic instruction in every area of literacy, we utilize an eclectic approach as we draw on a variety of research-based instructional strategies to address each child’s individual needs.

For example, we use a multisensory method approach to remediate handwriting, reading and spelling difficulties. This means that students makes use of all modalities while learning—visual, kinesthetic, and auditory pathways—to ensure optimal retention of information.

To teach comprehension, for example, we teach students the visualization technique in addition to instructing them how to engage in a variety of metacognitive strategies to instill in them the habit of monitoring their own thinking processes.

Most importantly, teachers find creative and fun ways to engage struggling readers so they do not only learn, but also eventually develop a genuine interest and love for reading.

Are reading sessions one-on-one?
Yes

How old does my child have to be to enroll in your school?
4 to 12 years old

Do you offer academic tutoring?
No

What would be the cost of an assessment or enrollment?
Kindly contact the office at the numbers provided and we would be more than happy to share this information with you.