Structured Literacy Programs

  • Small group classes
  • Designed by NILD Professionally Certified Educational Therapist and Dyslexia Specialist
  • Enrollment prioritized by registration date
  • Gardiner Scholarship and State Reading Scholarship Reimbursement Available
  • Email questions and registrations to: dcessna@openEduGates.com
Skill Areas Academic and Professional Areas Application Areas
  • Visual/Auditory Perception, Memory, and Sequencing
  • Visual-Motor Coordination
  • Spatial Relations (sense of space)
  • Temporal Relations (sense of time) 
  • Abstract/Logical Thinking
  • Spelling 
  • Reading (decoding/comprehension)
  • Writing (handwriting/expression)
  • Math Computation & Application
  • Use of Assistive Technology 
  • Time Management and Planning
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • English Language Learners

CLASSES:

SEARCH & TEACH®: Focus on skill development that may have been interrupted due to school closures. A program designed for PreK- 1st grade to detect children vulnerable to learning failure and offer educational intervention before failure has occurred. A prescriptive approach is utilized that builds the neuropsychological skills necessary for progress in reading, writing, and spelling. All interventions are individualized and prescriptive in response to needs identified by assessment. Tasks/techniques are selected based on initial testing and adjusted accordingly to progress monitoring.

Registration for Search & Teach® Evaluation

Evaluation Fee: $120

Location: FAOPA

Date/Time: Upon registration parent will be contacted to schedule a 30 minute in-person student diagnostic assessment of neuropsychological skills and 30 minute parent consultation.

Parent will receive written report, home education suggestions, and program referral.

WRITTEN EXPRESSION: Specifically intended for students in grades 4-12 whose basic written expression skills need development. This class will build and strengthen grammar and writing mechanics, semantics, syntax, and composition writing skills with an emphasis on the writing process. Students will be challenged to apply their growing understanding of grammar to the creation of sentences, paragraphs, and compositions. Students will be implementing grammar, spelling and usage rules when editing their own written work as well as the written work of others. Language and higher-level thinking skills will be developed and supported in this interactive, small-group intervention that covers evidence-based writing content while mediation, Socratic questioning, and the strengthening of cognitive functions will serve as the core methodology. In this dynamic intervention, students’ written expression skills will be honed while their thinking and language skills will be strengthened, all within an atmosphere where writing skills are explicitly taught so anxiety and reluctance to write are reduced and thinking is maximized.

Registration for Structured Literacy Written Expression Class

Term: 8-Weeks = 20 classes, maximum 10 students per class

Location: FAOPA

Tuition: $720

  • Eligible for reimbursement from Gardiner Scholarship and State Reading Scholarship

Prerequisite: Virtual pre-screening 

  • parent will be contacted upon registration to schedule.
  • class sizes are limited; enrollment will be prioritized by registration date

READING: An intervention curriculum intended for students whose basic reading skills may be below expected standards. Grades 3-5 aims to prevent learning failure by identifying and supporting needs early through structured and sequential literacy development. Grades 3-12 aims to remediate and correct learning based on the science of reading. The instruction addresses all five components of reading instruction – Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, & Comprehension Strategies, as recommended by the National Reading Panel. The methodology utilizes mediated learning experiences and multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham based strategies. Reading, language, and higher level thinking skills are developed.

Registration for Structured Literacy Reading Class

Term: 8-Weeks = 20 classes, maximum 10 students per class

Location: FAOPA

Tuition: $720

  • Eligible for reimbursement from Gardiner Scholarship and State Reading Scholarship

Prerequisite: Virtual pre-screening 

  • parent will be contacted upon registration to schedule.
  • class sizes are limited; enrollment will be prioritized by registration date

Email for questions and registration to: dcessna@openEduGates.com