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Literacy Skills Checkup

This is a great time of year to evaluate your child’s literacy skills. STAR testing is complete and a full year of learning is in the books.

Here are some signs that an investigation into your child’s literacy skills might be warranted:

  • difficulty with sounding out words
  • slow and labored reading
  • struggles with reading comprehension
  • trouble understanding the meanings of words and sentences
  • poor spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • difficulty with memorizing sight words

These signs could indicate a learning disability such as dyslexia. Challenges can also be caused by gaps in instruction, resulting in developmental delays.

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference.

As many as 1 in 5 children have dyslexia.

Dyslexia is not associated with IQ, but encompasses difficulties with recognizing and reading words, writing and spelling.

Dyslexia often surfaces by 3rd grade when students are expected to read fluently.

Our reading specialists can evaluate and use standardized tests to screen for dyslexia and determine some of the root causes for reading differences.

Prep Academy Tutors offers support in the Orton-Gillingham approach, a direct, multisensory, structured diagnostic method that emphasizes reading, writing, and spelling. We also offer one-on-one tutoring with a certified reading specialist or ELA teacher.