Grades 2 – 8
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: $125 | 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 PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN ON MARCH 22 AT 6:00 AM*
Spring 2021 Schedule
Given the progression of the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming spring program season, the LDANR made the decision to continue our suspension of in-person programming. It has been determined that minimizing face-to-face interaction between our program participants, caregivers, and staff would be the best measure to ensure safety at this time.
The LDANR Team have been working diligently to come up with creative solutions to continue to provide services to our program families during this challenging time. With this being noted, we are excited that we will be offering Reading Rocks online. See below for program details.
Date: May – June*
Time: Evenings, one hour twice per week*
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams) **
Duration: 4 weeks***
* Exact dates and times for the program are to be determined.
** In order to participate, participants must have access to a working device (e.g., computer, tablet, etc.) with microphone, camera, and internet connectivity.
*** Please note that LDANR’s Reading Rocks spring session operates in partnership with a spring Child and Youth Studies course at Brock University. Each tutor in the course is a student with Brock. Due to this partnership with the course, the program is four weeks in length.
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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