Reading Rocks

Programs

One-to-One Literacy Tutoring Program

Grades 1 – 8

Reading Rocks is a structured literacy intervention program designed by Dr. John McNamara, PhD, who specializes in Learning Disabilities. This program is designed for students in Grades 1 to 8 who are performing a minimum of one year behind in the area of literacy due to a diagnosed, identified, or suspected reading disability (Dyslexia).

Participants work one-to-one with a trained tutor to enhance their literacy skills such as phonics principles, sight word knowledge, and reading fluency. Sessions are taught using a combination of direct instruction and engaging literacy games and activities. Participants use individualized workstations to set goals and visualize their progress throughout the program in order to boost self-confidence and intrinsic motivation.

Please Note: Reading Rocks is a remedial literacy program that targets specific learning gaps as determined by the program pre-assessment. The program is not intended as a homework or school work support program.

Questions? Contact Jessica Yaguchi, Coordinator – Literacy Programming (Maternity Leave Coverage) | [email protected]

Program Eligibility

This program is intended for students who are:

 

  • In Grades 1 through 8 at the time of participation;
  • Diagnosed with, or suspected to have, a Learning Disability* (click here for the definition of a Learning Disability);
  • Not diagnosed/identified with an intellectual disability or have significant behavioural support needs.
While exceptionalities such as Autism, Mild Intellectual Disability, etc. may impact an individual’s learning, a Learning Disability is a specific impairment and is distinct from these and other exceptionalities.

Fall 2024 Program Applications Now Open!

Applications for the Fall 2024 program season opened on Monday, May 27th.
Click Here to Apply

Program Details

Cost
Dates
Days of the Week
Duration
Time
Location
In-Person Site
Cost
$150*
Dates
October 7 - December 5**
Days of the Week
Monday & Wednesday (16 sessions) OR Tuesday & Thursday (15 Sessions)***
Duration
8 weeks
Time
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location
Our Lady of The Holy Rosary Elementary School (41 Collier Road S., Thorold)****
Online Site
Cost
$150*
Dates
October 7 - December 5**
Days of the Week
Monday & Wednesday (16 sessions) OR Tuesday & Thursday (15 Sessions)***
Duration
8 weeks
Time
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location
Microsoft Teams

* Fees subject to change. If you require financial assistance, subsidy and payment plans may be available.
** Program will not be running the week of  October 14-18 or on Halloween.
*** Families must be available BOTH nights of program.
**** In-person location subject to change.

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