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Reading Rocks

Grades 2 – 10

Reading Rocks is an individualized, one-on-one literacy tutoring program for children who are struggling with literacy skills due to a diagnosed or suspected learning disability (e.g., dyslexia). Children work one-on-one with a trained literacy tutor on foundational literacy skills such as phonics, sight words, fluency, and comprehension through fun, interactive games and activities. They also practice self-regulation through goal-setting and graphing their success throughout the program.

Program Coordinator: Emily Glencross | eglencross@Ldaniagara.org

Cost: Non-LDA Member fee: $150 | LDA Member fee: $100

An annual family LDA Membership fee is $50. For more information on the LDA Membership program click here.

*If you require financial assistance, subsidy and payment plans may be available.


Spring 2020 Program Schedule

In wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the LDANR made the very difficult decision to cancel all in-person programming scheduled for the spring 2020 program season. The LDANR team has been working diligently to establish creative solutions in order to continue to provide services to our program families during these challenging times. With this being noted, LDANR is excited to announce that we will be piloting a four-week online reading program in partnership with Brock University!

Online Reading Program

Date: May 12th – June 4th
Time: 
7:00 – 8:00 pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Location: 
Online via Microsoft Teams
Duration: 
4 weeks


Fall 2020 Program Schedule

St. Catharines

Date: October 5th – December 3rd
Time: 
6:00 – 7:00 pm (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday)
Location: 
Brock University
Duration: 
8 weeks

Welland

Date: October 6th – December 3rd
Time: 
6:00 – 7:00 pm (Tuesday and Thursday)
Location: 
Alexander Kuska Elementary School
Duration: 
8 weeks

Beamsville

Date: October 6th – December 3rd
Time: 
6:00 – 7:00 pm (Tuesday and Thursday)
Location: 
Jacob Beam Elementary School
Duration: 
8 weeks

*please note that all dates and locations for the Fall 2020 program season are tentative and subject to change.


This program is generously funded by:


What people are saying about Reading Rocks:

“My son sees literacy as fun at Reading Rocks. His decoding and fluency skills have improved as a result of his participation in the program. This positive engagement will result in greater confidence, perseverance and improved quality of life. My son has developed a strong rapport with his coach. He enjoys seeing her and his literacy skills have improved under her tutelage. The LDANR has done a wonderful job with their programs.”

– Reading Rocks Caregiver, Fall 2018

We are very happy with Reading Rocks. My son has improved 5 reading levels at school and his teacher is also impressed! We have gone from tears at homework time to his near complete independence. What used to take him 3 day of struggles he now completes on one morning of the weekend before we start the day! The activities that he is engaged in truly inspire him. His tutor has gone to the effort of discussing his interests and tailoring the lessons according to his tastes. This program is such a valuable asset to our community. I also believe the tutors’ passion and commitment are reflected in the relationship they build with the students which is essential to the learning process.”

– Reading Rocks Caregiver, Winter 2019

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services.

Registered Charity # 73291 9097 RR 0001

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

info@ldaniagara.org
Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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