Grades 1 – 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 Eichner | eeichner@Ldaniagara.org
Cost: Non-LDA Member fee: $145* | LDA Member fee: $115*
*Fees subject to change.
*If you require financial assistance, subsidy and payment plans may be available.
*An annual family LDA Membership fee is $50. For more information on the LDA Membership program click here.
Fall program applications open at 6:00 am on
MONDAY, MAY 31st!
Fall 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: October 18th – December 9th
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams) *
Duration: 8 weeks
* In order to participate, participants must have access to a working device (e.g., computer, tablet, etc.) with microphone, camera, and internet connectivity.
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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
“My son has more confidence with his work now rather than feeling defeated and shutting down refusing to do the work. He loves chatting and learning with the volunteers and doesn’t refuse to go as they make it fun and tailored to his learning style. We, as parents, also don’t feel alone in navigating his learning disability as there are so many others out there in the programs that have children that struggle in certain areas too.”– Online Reading Rocks Caregiver, Fall 2020