Art of Writing "The best writersknow
that creativity is not enough. The art of writing requires structure,
discipline and guidance. The first two can be learned, the last must be
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Based on an initial consultation, a customized
program is designed to address the student’s specific needs.
These programs use multisensory techniques, Direct Instruction,
Diagnostic Teaching and a systematic and cumulative approach.
Customized programs are held one-on-one and may include one or
a combination of the following:
For students in elementary grades we offer complete handwriting
programs for printing and cursive letter formation. Enjoyable
multisensory activities, direct instruction and drill help students
build the foundations of successful and beautiful handwriting.
Using Mental Imagery to Improve Reading
Comprehension and Written Expression
The National Institute for Literacy
has found through evidence-based research that when readers form
mental images or pictures of the material read, they are more
able to comprehend and remember this material than those who do
not form mental images. This program is designed to help students
form complete mental images or visualize while they read. The
program is systematic and cumulative and begins with imaging single
words, then progresses to sentences, paragraphs and multiparagraph
texts. The program enhances vocabulary, oral and written expression
and teaches students how to formulate questions to ensure complete
Suitability: Grade 4 - 12
Remedial Phonics-based Reading Programs
Phonemic awareness, auditory discrimination
and fluency are taught using Direct Instruction and a multisensory
approach based on Orton-Gillingham principles. This program improves
spelling and reading and uses leveled texts.
Suitability: All ages
Strengthening the Foundations
This program teaches students a powerful, structured
method that will enable them to recognize and create a variety
of different sentence structures. Simple, compound, complex and
compound-complex sentences will be taught. Morphemic analysis
and the study of prefixes, suffixes and roots are taught to promote
comprehension and vocabulary enrichment.
Suitability: Grade 4 - 9
Students will learn to use a variety of innovative
techniques to create effective expository multi-paragraph texts.
These techniques provide strategies and guided practice to take
the student through a sequential process that will develop his/her
ability to write well-constructed paragraphs. The student will
learn how to include openers, main ideas, supporting details,
examples and concluding statements. The use of transition words
will be taught and multiparagraph assignments will be completed.
Suitability: Grade 6 - 10
This course provides an overview of the writing
process whether writing exposition or narration. Students learn
how to develop theses, outline and draft while focusing on organization,
coherence and unity. Proofreading and editing skills will be taught
and the student will learn how to critically appraise his/her
writing in terms of clarity, syntax and vocabulary.
Suitability: Grade 10 - postgraduate
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