The RAD Center team provides remediation and intervention services designed to help children and teens with specific reading and literacy difficulties. These services target word reading and recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and/or comprehension skills and are tailored to the needs of each child.
All intervention services are provided in one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions that enhance learning outcomes.
Methods used to improve word recognition:
Word reading and decoding strategies taught using an explicit, researcher-designed curriculum that develops skills in an effective scope and sequence
Phonological awareness, phonics, and spelling activities
Special manipulatives designed for hands-on sound and word exploration
Practicing word reading and decoding skills, and developing reading fluency by using high quality texts
Methods used to improve comprehension:
Gradually build comprehension through a researcher-designed scope and sequence of skills such as direct recall, main idea & paraphrasing, narrative retelling, making inferences, self-questioning
High quality texts used in every session
Reinforce comprehension development by including writing activities
Sessions are 2-3 times per week (three is optimal) and last from 45-60 minutes.
Your child/teen may be in the program for as long as families desire, depending on their progress and individual needs. The RAD Center team will work with your child/teen until team members believe he or she is ready to leave the program.
Members of our staff will evaluate your child/teen’s progress carefully as they go through the program and communicate with you after every session. We will assess their progress every 20 sessions for those focusing on word recognition. If your child/teen is focusing on reading comprehension, mastery testing is built into the program.
At the completion of your child/teen’s work with us, we will provide compensatory strategies for them to use as they continue their education.