After more than a year of atypical screenings for dyslexic characteristics due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we were finally able to resume screening kids in the same way we have for decades; face-to-face. We have been requiring everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing so that everyone can remain safe and have screened almost 20 new dyslexia participants while still in compliance with Coronavirus recommendations. We are so pleased to finally be able to resume our screenings with some air of normalcy, as this can answer many of the questions parents have about why their child is struggling in school. It also gives parents the knowledge to seek the help their child needs to be successful.
In addition to screenings, we have been taking applications for our five-week summer tutoring program. This year we will be doing a hybrid program with both in-person and virtual tutoring. We are already at capacity for in-person tutoring and are quickly approaching the maximum number of students we can accept for virtual tutoring. If you are interested in having your child participate in our summer program, I encourage you to get your child’s application in soon.
Our in-person summer tutoring program will offer two hours of one-to-one daily instruction in both reading and math, as well as, one hour of one-to-one instruction in writing. Students will receive daily small group instruction in the arts. Art instructions will include classes in photography, theatre, drawing/painting, storytelling, and cooking. While virtual students will not receive the two hours of daily math instruction, they will be able to participate in all other instruction.