Our programs are designed based on each child’s needs. We provide explicit teaching in curriculum concepts and learning strategies. Our lessons also review skills taught in school and provide targeted instruction with practice to build foundational skills.
Structured Literacy: phonemic awareness, reading and writing instruction for struggling readers using the Orton-Gillingham approach
Continued Literacy: reading comprehension and fluency, grammar, vocabulary, written expression
Math: concepts by grade, mental math, problem solving, computation
Individual Education Plans (IEP) are school documents written to record the extra accommodations and modifications students receive. An IEP is a working document and should be updated each term and as often as the student makes progress. We work with parents to develop goals, strategies and suggestions based for successful classroom learning.
Meetings with school teams can be overwhelming for families. Bringing an advocate means having another person to listen, ask questions and make suggestions. We approach all meetings with the mindset that we are all on the same team, working to help the student reach their full potential.
A proactive meeting can take place when your child has received a diagnosis and/or a Psychoeducational Assessment. We can help to summarize the report and lead the discussion to the strategies and goals that can be put in place immediately, while making a plan for next steps.
The classroom setting may not be the best fit for all students. We plan and teach curriculum based lessons at home that match the learning needs of the child and the goals and expectations of the family. We are flexible in designing lessons, assignments, projects and/or homework. Access Learning can tailor the student’s program to be:
- One-on-one or small group as requested
- Focus on one subject or multiple subjects
- Tutoring to complement existing programs or complete instruction
Summer Reading Program
In 2019, Access Learning offered its inaugural summer reading program! Led by Ontario-Certified Teachers, using the multisensory Orton-Gillingham approach, our program participants improved their phonological awareness, decoding with reading, and spelling. Following Public Health guidelines for physical distancing, we will not effectively be able to run our program this summer. One-on-one, online tutoring is available with our experienced reading instructors.