Parents frequently ask us for specialized tutoring services. Once a child has improved their fine motor skills or eye hand coordination or can produce legible printing and/or have established pre-reading skills, the next step is to reduce the academic gap. For many children, it’s appropriate to work on academic skills concurrently with Occupational Therapy services. We have also added any community programs that offered specialized music lessons for children with special needs.
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FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING – Making Sense of Language
Liisa Freure – M.Ed., OCT, Fellow/Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Fundamental Learning provides individualized educational therapy / tutoring in reading, writing, and spelling using the Orton-Gillingham approach, and also offers AOGPE and IDA accredited training opportunities to teachers, parents, and other professionals who want to use this evidence-based approach. Appropriate for learners of all ages and especially for those who struggle.
Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space
Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space (RRLS) was established in 1996 and provides personalized educational support for Pre K- Grade 12 students in Toronto, including those with learning differences.
RRLS employs certified teachers with years of experience working with students with learning differences. The 1-to-1 programming is centered on high-quality, research-based Direct Instruction programs, and incorporates kinesthetic learning and other creative teaching methods. RRLS’s highly-skilled teachers also provide academic support in all subject areas as well as preparation courses for writing the SSAT, SAT, and ACT. We also offer a range of group classes and camps.
For 20 years, RRLS’s approach to teaching through sensory and motor activities, combined with tailoring to specific learning styles, has yielded excellent measurable results.
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Tutoring Alliance has been providing qualified tutors since 2001 for students at all grades and for all subject areas, from early literacy to essay writing, math, science, foreign languages and more. We endeavour to match the skill base, learning style and personality of each student to the tutor. Lessons are provided in the relaxed setting of the students’ homes. For further information on their programs and services please visit our website at:
CARE (Centre for Assessment and Remedial Education
Mahjabeen Sadik (Orton-Gillingham Practitioner, Fellow, AOGPE) Najia Siddiqi (Orton-Gillingham Practitioner, Associate, AOGPE)
CARE is an advocate for dyslexic learners and has been providing educational therapy for students since 1996. Specialized in using the renowned Orton-Gillingham approach, the reading specialists use a multisensory, concept based style to teach decoding and encoding skills to enable students in achieving their academic goals. After a complete assessment, an individualized plan is created for each student based on his/her unique strengths and regular feedback is provided to parents and teachers to ensure optimal results. Remediation is offered in schools, libraries or at home.
For more information regarding assessments and services, please visit our website at www.dyslexiacare.com or go on facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/DyslexiaCARE or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com.
Located on Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. The Claremont School is an elementary school dedicated to exclusively teaching students with Dyslexia. They offer a tailored curriculum designed by a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academic for remediation of reading, writing, and math skills. For further information please visit their website:
Piano and Singing Lessons with Lara Solnicki
Lara Solnicki is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer and highly experienced educator. She has been teaching for over 12 years, working with a wide range of students. In addition to her busy private studio, she has taught at 4 private schools, numerous music studios and has conducted master classes across the GTA. Lara received a Bachelor degree from The Glenn Gould School/Royal Conservatory of Music in 2004, studying in both Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma programs. She is experienced working with adults and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), students with speech problems (including stuttering and articulation issues), as well as anxiety issues (social and public speaking). For her full biography and more information, please visit larasolnickieducation.com and www.larasolnicki.com.
Lara Solnicki teaches from her studio at Pape and Danforth as well as local homes.