Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you do not see your question, please contact us using the form at the bottom.

Who do we work with? 

Not only would this service be beneficial for parents who are concerned for their child’s literacy development but it is also designed for parents wanting to challenge their child and provide ample opportunities for growth at home.

This service is intended for parents of children Pre-K through 6th grade.  We will assess your child one-on-one and then meet with only the parents/guardians for the consultations and follow ups.

Where do we meet?

The student assessment must occur in person.  This can be at your home or a third-party location such as a local library. The consultation portion of the service can occur in person or via zoom call.

What assessments do you give? 

This will differ based on your child’s age and ability. For example, if you have a Pre-K student, we will be assessing rhyme, concept of word, letter-sounds, letter names, and blending/segmenting sounds.

If your child is older or more advanced, they will be receiving a reading inventory where we learn about how they sound out words, evaluate their comprehension, and rate their fluency. These students will also be given spelling, high frequency words, and nonsense word assessments.

What does the book list entail? 

From the assessment,  we will determine your child’s reading needs. Based on this data, we will construct a book list targeting your child’s instructional level and interests. You may have heard that schools are moving away from reading levels. Although this is true, we believe that students should still receive instruction within their “instructional zone”. This zone is where children read most of the words correctly (90-98%). The book list will be divided into three categories and suggest a total of 15 books.

  1. Independent books: These are books that your child can read independently without your help. These types of books help your student become faster and smoother readers.
  2. Instructional books: These are books that your child can read most of the words but they need some coaching.
  3. Read aloud books: These are books that would be frustrating for your child to read but still have a lot of benefit in exposing them to vocabulary and comprehension when read aloud.

Can you diagnose my child with a reading disability? 

No, we are not certified to diagnose learning disabilities but can suggest further testing in that area.

Can you tutor my child?

Currently, we coach parents on how to help their child when reading at home. In person we assess your child to gain an understanding of their literacy needs. At this time, we are not tutoring children directly.

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