At Read Smart we understand your child’s reading skills affect his or her entire academic and professional life. That’s why we’ve created a unique program that helps them get ahead and stay ahead.
We start with a comprehensive assessment that includes 7 key areas which are essential building blocks for successful learning. We then develop a strategy to meet your child’s specific needs while incorporating activities for all learning styles.
Each session at Read Smart includes one-on-one time with a state-certified reading teacher. Although children can attend from one to three times per week, we’ve experienced the best results when children are able to attend at least twice a week.
Learning Styles to Reading
Read Smart meets the needs of all learning styles by incorporating different styles and techniques into the program. Which one (or combination) is your child?
These learners need to see the teacher’s body language and facial expression to fully understand the content of a lesson. They may think in pictures and learn best from visual displays including: diagrams, illustrated text books, overhead transparencies, videos, flip charts and hand-outs. During a lecture or classroom discussion, visual learners often prefer to take detailed notes to absorb the information.
They learn best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through and listening to what others have to say. Auditory learners interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances. Written information may have little meaning until it is heard. These learners often benefit from reading text aloud and using a tape recorder.
Tactile/Kinesthetic persons learn best through a hands-on approach, actively exploring the physical world around them. They may find it hard to sit still for long periods and may become distracted by their need for activity and exploration.