Aloha Learn 2 Focus ohana, I have an exciting announcement to make!
I am thrilled to let you all know that we now have a tutor on staff who is certified in the Wilson Reading System (WRS). This means we’re able to now offer WRS at Learn 2 Focus, for your children who may have language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, auditory processing disorder and poor reading fluency and comprehension.
Here are a couple more examples that might help you figure out if your child might need WRS. Does your child have issues with decoding? Does he or she show signs of slow, labored reading? Or, maybe your child knows words by sight, but have a hard time reading unfamiliar words and guesses often at words? Does your child have poor reading and listening comprehension skills? Can your child develop and "run a movie" in his or her head about what s/he has just read?
If your child is struggling with any of the above, WRS might be a good solution. Here’s how it works. It uses visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile senses to help kids make connections between sounds and words. WRS uses a unique tapping system which helps students segment and blend phonemes. This solution helps children build encoding, decoding and comprehension skills. The cumulative, step-by-step curriculum is broken into short, structured sessions which take up to 60 to 90 minutes depending on the age of the student as well as the amount of training per week.
Students work on phonemic segmentation, alphabetic principles, vocabulary development and more. They learn how to distinguish from sounds to syllables, words to sentences, stories to books, learning the structure of English through constant repetition and review. Each step builds on the one before. Students learn concepts thoroughly, moving through the program at their own pace through one-on-one instruction.
I thought I might share an example of our results, and a comment from a student using WRS at Learn 2 Focus. One 4th grader who has consistently had WB (Well Below Proficiency) on every report card under the heading of Language Arts, achieved DP (Developing Proficiency) in just 4 months. Another dyslexic 12 year old's comment after her first WRS lesson: "I feel like I don't want to stop - I know this will help me and I will be able to read!"
WRS works because the sessions are structured and organized, building upon each learned step, and is a solution that is based on proven methods that have been tried and tested. If you’re interested, please feel free to give me a call! I’d love to answer any questions you might have.