Reading Rocks

Grades 2 – 10

rsz_bigstock-female-primary-school-pupil-an-27384140Reading 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, please click here to complete and submit a program subsidy application.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Brock University
Date:  May 8th – June 5th (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Time: 7 – 8 pm
Duration: 4 weeks

*Please note: LDANR’s Spring Reading Rocks program is offered in partnership with Brock University Professor John McNamara of the Child and Youth Studies Department. Therefore, the dates and times for this Reading Rocks session have been determined by the Brock University spring course schedule.

Fall 2019 Schedule


*Locations subject to change
**Programs will not run during the week of October 14th – 28th or October 31st

St. Catharines 
Date:  September 30th – December 3rd (Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Brock University
8 weeks

Date: October 1st – December 3rd (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Alexander Kuska 
 8 weeks

Date: October 1st – December 3rd (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Jacob Beam
Duration: 8 weeks

This program is generously funded by:

What people are saying about Reading Rocks:

[My daughter] is now integrating back into a classroom of approximately 30 children.  The first step, which was taken, was to integrate her into Language Arts.  She was tested and is reading at Level 60, which is her grade level.  I am so very pleased with this.  In addition, she is beginning to read more age appropriate books at school.  Since English has been such a success, she has begun the integration process within other subjects such as Math and Drama.  All of your volunteers, both your administrative team and your university students, make a real difference.  I thought you would appreciate hearing a little bit of the success that you have contributed to towards a little girl’s academics.
– Reading Rocks Parent, Fall 2016

Thanks to [my son’s tutor]’s dedication, teaching style and her encouragement, she has given my son the confidence to read! Even though, he still doesn’t read at his grade level, he is no longer afraid to try! He even urged me to buy him books at our school’s book fair, and to top it off, he is actually reading them and they are not just collecting dust! Furthermore, his younger brother watches his older brother and he too can see the change in him. His younger brother asks when he can go to Reading Rocks! I strongly urge parents of children with reading or learning disabilities to consider this program and other programs offered by the Learning Disability Association of Niagara since “The more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go” –Dr. Seuss”
– Reading Rocks Parent, Fall 2016

The St. Catharines Standard Article on Reading Rocks!

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, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

Get In Touch

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

Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336