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SpellRead

What is SpellRead?

SpellRead is a unique science-based phonological auditory training program for struggling readers. The program focuses on phonological automaticity and reading fluency while providing explicit comprehension and vocabulary instruction. Aligned with current reading research and backed by independent research, SpellRead provides an integrated, multi-sensory approach that builds a student’s sound system and then bridges it with students’ oral language.

Who needs SpellRead?
SpellRead is designed for the most struggling readers of any age, grade school students, college students, and adults. It is recommended for ESL students, Dyslexic students.

What happens with SpellRead?
The end goal is to close the gap and move skills to a point where they are at or above grade level within a year and to ensure these skills are sustainable. The SpellRead program doesn’t just promise results, it delivers results.

What happens without SpellRead?
Without SpellRead, students who struggle will continue to struggle throughout the grades. They will rely on compensatory strategies to get by in school. However, as texts become increasingly difficult, they fall further behind. This will lead to a cycle of failure that affects all areas of their life: self-confidence, self-worth, esteem, grades, and choice of career.

The good news is that SpellRead can end the cycle of failure, repair the foundation ….mastering the phonological coding system to a level of automaticity provides a strong reading foundation for treading in all content areas.

Why does SpellRead work?
SpellRead uses a multi-sensory approach to bridge a student’s sound system and oral language to build automaticity and train the brain to efficiently process language for understanding. Once a student had gone through SpellRead, the student will have the skills they need to improve overall comprehension and can confidently advance to more complex texts in all content areas!

How long does the program take?
The SpellRead program consists of 105 sequential lessons broken down into three phases and usually takes an average of one year based on duration and frequency of session: Success at each lesson and phase of the SpellRead program is dependent on mastery of the preceding lessons and levels. As students’ word-level skills, fluency, automaticity, vocabulary, and comprehension develop, the emphasis, content, pacing, and complexity of reading instruction modulates over time. As word-reading efficiency is gained, the contribution of active decoding effort decreases (because it has become automatic) and the contribution of background knowledge, vocabulary, and broader language skills increases.

What is taught in each Phase?
Phase A provides the foundation for the SpellRead program, training the auditory processing function of the brain to hear and manipulate the 44 sounds of English so that students develop a “sound processing reflex” – automatically and directly recognizing each sound without needing to make associations with rules that hinder automaticity.

Phase B builds on this foundation, teaching secondary spellings, consonant blends, syllabication, and auditory/visual automaticity to the two-syllable level.

Phase C continues the development of fluency with polysyllabic words and introduces the most common clusters (such as “tion” in “invention”) as well as, pronunciation and spelling of verb forms. Phase C is intensely language oriented and students apply their cumulative word-level knowledge from phases A and B.

Assessments

  • At Math ETC we are data-driven. All incoming students are required to take an assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses. The results are shared with parents in a conference and then used to construct a streamlined lesson plan for the tutorial sessions.
  • Assessments can be administered up to 2 times each school year, including the initial assessment.

Scheduling

  • Sessions are scheduled in 12, 18, or 24-hour packages per quarter (3 months). Parents can choose a month-to-month plan which will be assessed at a higher rate.
  • 2 The initial schedule agreed upon between Math ETC and the parent will be posted on the Parent Portal prior to class start.

Rescheduling

Reporting

  • Communication regarding the status and progress of students will be reported via student notes and emailed to the parents within 24 hours of students completing their session.
  • Detailed Progress Reports that give an overview of student’s growth and performance compared to the initial benchmarks will be provided every quarter by email.
  • To better serve all clients of Math ETC, instructors and staff are unable to speak with parents after every session as this would impede assistance to other clients. Parents are welcome to request a conference via their Parent Portal.
  • Any concerns must be discussed first with the Center Director by sending an email to [email protected] If an issue cannot be resolved in this manner, a phone call or meeting may be requested.

Communication

  • Communication regarding the status and progress of students will be reported via student notes and emailed to the parents within 24 hours of students completing their session.
  • Detailed Progress Reports that give an overview of student’s growth and performance compared to the initial benchmarks will be provided every quarter by email.
  • To better serve all clients of Math ETC, instructors and staff are unable to speak with parents after every session as this would impede assistance to other clients. Parents are welcome to request a conference via their Parent Portal.
  • Any concerns must be discussed first with the Center Director by sending an email to [email protected] If an issue cannot be resolved in this manner, a phone call or meeting may be requested.

Late Pick Up Policy

  • All correspondence between parents and Math ETC Learning Center must be written for documentation and sent to [email protected] for prompt response. Verbal agreements, be it by phone or in person, that prompt a future course of action must be transcribed and emailed to all parties involved to consider it binding. Schedules, invoices, and financial statements will be communicated to parents and students via the Parent Portal.

Conflicts

  • For the safety of the child, every child who is not picked up within 15 min of their session ending will be checked into aftercare per childcare regulations. Parents will be billed $10 per hour when the childcare center is open and $1 per minute after 6:30 pm when the center is closed.
  • When a child is not picked up within 15 minutes of the center closing at 7:30pm, the closing supervisor will call the parents and all emergency contacts on file. If a parent is reached, the parent will be required to sign the Late Pick Up form and pay the late fee in cash or card.
  • If a parent cannot be reached within 30 min of the center closing, the supervisor will call the Center Director who will try to reach the parents before calling the Department of Social Services and/or local authorities for further assistance.

Payments

  • All tutorial sessions must be prepaid. We offer the following payment plans: Monthly – 100% of the monthly tuition due on the 1st of the month. Bi-Monthly – 50% of the monthly tuition due on the 1st and 50% due on the 15th of the month Installments (1/2/3) – this option is only available for test prep clients and annual packages.
  • 2 All payments are to be made online by ACH and can be viewed and managed through the Parent Portal.