Preschool through 5th grade
SUPPORT FOR EVERY DAY LEARNERS
Perhaps your child is struggling with reading, spelling or basic writing skills. Maybe the concept of fractions or decimals is overwhelming. Sometimes children just need a little additional support to help them in their understanding and mastery of a new skill. The Montessori multi-sensory approach can facilitate this process by providing hands-on materials that give the opportunity for concrete exploration of concepts to help your child in his understanding. This may come in the form of temporary assistance or long-term support depending on the needs of your child.
SUPPORT FOR REMEDIAL LEARNERS
Children who are at risk for, or have identified learning differences, can benefit from a variety of approaches, including Montessori and Orton-Gillingham. No one method or approach works best for every child but early intervention coupled with a multi-sensory approach to learning is the key to helping children with learning difficulties or differences whether it is in the development of reading skills or mathematical skills.
Children absorb the language of their culture almost effortlessly but the acquisition of written language has to be taught through direct experience and instruction. For the child with a language-learning difference, including dyslexia, a greater level of support is needed for him to be successful at school and in life. Children with dyslexia and dysgraphia, (difficulty with handwriting and putting thoughts on paper) typically have average or above-average intelligence. However, they are often at risk or have failed when exposed to school experiences using conventional educational techniques.
While we have learned that dyslexia affects individuals differently, depending on the degree of the condition and the effectiveness of instruction or remediation received, we have also found that we can successfully teach individuals with dyslexia to read. Early identification is ideal, but it is never too late. Appropriate assistance is critical, and explicit, multisensory, structured language instruction is a key to success.
Both the Montessori and Orton Gillingham are effective methods for teaching students with dyslexia and dysgraphia and complement each other in their multi-sensory, structured and sequential approach.
Services are determined by the duration and frequency of sessions