For a student’s first session, a range of criterion-referenced tests are administered to help us identify the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These assessments can also be used as a dyslexia screener. Testing takes approximately 60 minutes followed by a debriefing with parents to review observations and testing results. The debriefing can take place immediately after testing in our office or can be scheduled to take place over the phone. No written report is provided.
Rapid Naming (for K and 1st grade students)
Word level decoding
Irregular sight words for reading and spelling
Reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension
A combination of the following assessments are used: Heggerty Phonological Awareness Screener, PAST, TOWRE2, DIBELS, Phonetic Decoding Assessment, Spelling Phonetic and Irregular Words, and reading of text passage
Orton-Gillingham is a multi-sensory approach for students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or who struggle with decoding and spelling. A complete Orton-Gillingham lesson includes review material, phonemic awareness training, a new learning concept, and reading of connected text.
Sessions are scheduled in 45 to 60 minute increments depending on the student’s age and learning style.