After assessing the student's specific needs, an appropriate program(s) will be recommended for the student. Most frequently, students are placed in the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. Yet, sometimes a student will fit better in a different program, particularly if the student has relatively few issues in spelling. Academic Learning Solutions will explain reasons for the recommended program(s). Parents who desire to tutor their own child will be given options, which are based on their child's needs, to accomplish this goal. Tutoring will include research-based procedures to frequently monitor progress and continually advise parents regarding any recommended change in programs. Academic Learning Solutions will tutor any student of any age who has not yet reached high school level reading skills. Students who need assistance with higher-level literature courses should seek other resources.
Listed below are the programs available to use with students. All programs adhere to scientific research-based standards of instruction for remedial and intervention programs. Publisher sites are listed below, and most of them have information about the research which has been done specifically on that program.
Barton Reading and Spelling System -- Certified, trained tutor. http://www.bartonreading.com
Lindamood Bell LiPS® program -- Received official 3-day training of this program. http://www.lindamoodbell.com
Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking®(V/V®Reading and Oral Comprehension/Following Directions/Critical Thinking. Received official 2-day training of this program. http://www.lindamoodbell.com Horizons Reading (SRA McGraw Hill) sraonline.com
Rewards Intermediate (Anita Archer, et al) -- Have attended multiple training sessions under author Anita Archer. sopriswest.com
Rewards Sentence Refinement (Anita Archer, et al) sopriswest.com
Phonics for Reading (Anita Archer, et al) curriculumassociates.com
Reading for All Learners [aka: RALF] (Alan Hofmeister), http://iseesam.com/
Fast ForWord -- Certified provider for Fast ForWord online software programs designed to strengthen processing skills, particularly auditory processing disorders (Scientific Learning Corporation)
Read Naturally ®-- Certified, trained provider for the online reading fluency program for students who have already achieved adequate decoding skills. Trained by Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, official trainer for Read Naturally, and one of the foremost authorities in reading fluency development. Full-day training session. http://www.readnaturally.com
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