BENEFITING: ADVISORY BOARD OF THE PENN STATE OGONTZ CAMPUS
Dyslexic students are bright and talented but often feel dumb in school because things like reading and writing are difficult for them.
When they have the chance to learn to read using a multisensory, research based program, they can learn strategies to help them master literacy skills. When I taught my practicum student this year, he move up two grade levels and is almost reading at his current grade level! Then they feel confident and share their amazing gifts with the world.
But what about all the kids that struggle with reading and don't have the resources for special schools or tutors?
That's why we combine Penn State Abington college students using the Wilson Reading System to tutor YMCA Abington After School Care students.
- Minimal fees for elementary student families
- College students that learn how to teach Wilson Reading System
- Our community benefits as we promote Literacy for Life!
Of the students that display reading problems in first grade, 74% will be poor readers in ninth grade. Research has confirmed that effective instruction can prevent or limit serious reading and writing deficits.
Our daughter was diagnosed with dylexia in high school; she worked so hard, but yet her teachers thought she wasn't trying, so then she felt dumb and had given up home. Learning how she learned best made all the difference, and now she's about to start her sophomore year in college!
The more that you read, the more things you will know,
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
~ Dr. Seuss