As we welcome in 2020 -- a New Year, a New Decade -- is there a belief that needs reshaping, rewriting, or possibly needs releasing? Let's take this opportunity of this fresh New Year to do regain power within our beliefs.
Beliefs hold so much power!
Power in what we believe we are capable of.
Power in what we believe our potential is.
I have been working with a 10-year-old who came to me with the belief that reading, writing and learning are hard.
After receiving some pretty cool "tools", I asked him to do some reading. His response was, "I can't read all of that".
I reassured him that he wouldn't have to and we would only read a couple of lines and move on to something else. Well, much to his surprise he read the whole entire piece of reading. His response was " I believe I am becoming a better reader."
Wishing you a beautiful 2020 surrounded with light, love and laughter!
My Child is behind. Now what?
There are tutors, education centers promising brain training and results of exceeding your child’s academic potential, and other learning programs: Orton Gillingham, Barton, Davis, to name a few. Each making claims as to why you should choose their method. The options are many and which decision is best is nothing short of confusing. The question is HOW do you choose?
I was in this very predicament when my son was in 2nd grade. I was overwhelmed just like you. I thought sharing a little information on each of the different options might help others in making an informed decision.
*A general tutor is helpful when your child is lacking understanding in a few concepts or skills. Maybe they missed school during key instruction and just need a few sessions to catch up. A tutor’s rates vary depending on your location. $20-$60 per hour.
*Learning/Educational Centers can also help fill in gaps in a specific subject matter. They can also help with ACT and SAT prep as well as provide enrichment allowing for advancement in areas where individuals are already proficient. Cost ranging $3,000-$12,000
*Specialized tutor such as Orton-Gillingham; a phonics-based reading tutor; “takes 60-100 hours of tutoring to increase one grade level. Cost $80-$100 an hour (~$10,000)” 
*Davis Programs for Dyslexia/Reading, Attention/ADHD & Math are a one-on-one 5-day multisensory intensive. The Davis programs are strengths-based providing personal tools for lifelong success. An increase of 3-4 grade levels after the 5 days (30 hours).  Cost varies depending on location $2000-$5000 To learn more about the Davis programs and methods visit the Davis site.
I hope this helps even one family in making their decision. At the end of my search, I chose Davis for my son, only after lots of tutoring hours and trying endless things on my own at home. I chose Davis for two reasons, the first being that another mom had raved about the Davis program and the results her daughter had. Her daughter had not only large gains in reading but also in her overall confidence; my son was defeated and had zero confidence; secondly, I had tried drills and repetition of phonics endlessly. Not only did my son hate this but he was not improving. I knew he needed a unique approach and The Davis Dyslexia program offered just that.
Each parent knows their child and I believe they will make the choice that is in their child’s best interest. If you are unsure if your child needs formal testing you can read more on that subject here.
1.Can’t afford dyslexia tutoring? Here is what you do. [Web log post]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://pridereadingprogram.com/when-you-just-cant-afford-dyslexia-tutoring-here-is-what-you-do/
2. Davis Research Studies – Davis Dyslexia Correction. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.dyslexia.com/davis-difference/about-davis/inside-the-davis-program/research-studies/
Written by: Melanie Overbay (a fellow colleague)
Melanie is a lifelong resident of New Mexico and a mother of 3 beautiful children. When her 9-year-old son was struggling with reading, spelling, and writing, Melanie desperately searched for answers to end her son’s frustration and to find a solution so that he could master these fundamental skills of life.
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Hope for the New Year!
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