What is a Learning Disability?
A learning disability (LD) refers to a brain wired differently. Learning Disability is classified as a neurological disorder, affecting a person’s ability to store, process and access information. This learning disorder used to be referred to as a dyslexia, although dyslexia is only one of the seven different types of LDs. Depending on the type, a person experiences difficulty in either reading, writing, spelling, math, speaking, listening or a few areas combined.
What a Learning Disability is NOT
A learning disability is not stunted development. Students diagnosed with LD are bright, capable, and many are high achievers in academic and professional fields with proper intervention in place. A learning disability is not falling behind due to missed periods of school, non-timely intervention or lack of support at school and home. A learning disability does not happen because students are paying limited attention. LDs are diagnosed by a proper psycho-educational assessment where a type of LD is determined and an intervention path is offered.
What we can do
We are a team of special education interventionists who have background in educational, clinical, developmental psychology, special education, behavioral management and social skills development.
Besides a vast expertise and years of experience, we offer a clear interventional path based on research-verified educational programs.
We remediate phonics, comprehension, numeracy, writing, and spelling. We integrate structure, predictable routine and behavioural strategies into our weekly classes to instill independent learning skills and positive learning experience. We collaborate with school, psychologists, OTs, and other professionals to establish student’s continuous growth.
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Direct Instruction method
Direct Instruction (DI) is a defined, free of misinterpretation, teacher-led method based on clear key principles. It is believed that every child can learn and improve academically at their own pace when presented with best teaching and materials. In other words, DI proves that students, if properly taught, can learn. Supported by decades of research, this method of teaching reading, writing, spelling and math has demonstrated to deliver results superior to other methods of instruction.
Our Direct Instruction programs are typically implemented 1-on-1. Your child’s tutor ensures mastery of the concept and only moves forward if full grasp of material is achieved. Our students make best progress if this kind of intervention is used.
We help you navigate a rough sea of magnitude of educational programs best suited to your child’s current needs. We will set up an easy to follow, sustainable learning plan aligned with Ontario curriculum expectations.