Think Smart Center

 

Specialized Reading Tutors

Phonemic Reading & Spelling Program

All Grade Levels

 

Accelerated Therapeutic Program

Addresses the core of the learning issues so reading is improved in months rather than years.

Special Drills and Activities at the Subconscious Level

Unique learning techniques create a process that loads the new skills at the subconscious level enabling these skills to be automatic and permanent to equip a child for more enjoyable, fluent reading.

Administered by Specialized Private Reading Tutors

Licensed, private reading tutors that are dedicated solely to your child for the entire time.

Individualized Tutoring Rooms

Individualized training rooms are provided for all our students. This allows for a customized program to fit the specific needs of each student.

When the reading code is not taught correctly:

Children will usually end up either using an incorrect decoding system or have to develop their own.  As a result they will then usually become poor readers.

You may have recognize your child frequently making one of the following reading errors:

 

  • inability to sound out and decode the words
  • guessing at words based on context
  • guessing at the ending of a word based on the first letter or two and then supplying the rest of the word based on familiarity with another word

As a result, you will notice your child reading slowly with poor comprehension and not enjoying it.

With a good reading program your child can learn to read and even enjoy reading when equipped with the proper reading skills. 

 

A Solid Reading Program Must…

1.  Teach Underlying Skills

Since sounds (not syllables, blends, full words or rhyming combinations) are the key that unlocks our English writing system, successful readers must be taught to segment (pull apart), blend (put together), and analyze words at the sound (phonemic) level.

 

 

2.  Use a Reliable Sound to Code Basis

Good reading programs teach the sound code for the 43 phonemes (individual sounds) of the English language as well as the alternative spellings for those sounds. By learning that letters or letter combinations stand for specific sounds of speech, reading and spelling are taught concurrently.

 

 

3.  Handle the Alternative Spellings of Sounds and Code Overlap

After the student has learned the most probable spelling for each sound, the less probable (alternative) spelling should be introduced. Overlaps of the code, in which a letter or letter combinations represent more than one sound, must also be taught.

 

 

  Our Teaching Techniques

Extensive Phonemic System

Student are taught the sound codes for the 43 phonemes (individual sounds) of the English language as well as the alternative spellings for those sounds. By learning these sounds that make up our words, a child gains the skills for proper pronunciation and spelling of words.

Word Attack Skills

Students are taught to quickly blend, segment, and analyze sounds as well as word attack skills that are necessary for reading.

Multi-Sensory Methodology

Helps students make new brain connections that facilitate learning and boost skill retention.

Multiple Teaching Techniques

The success of this reading program is the result of a synergy of multiple teaching techniques. Each of the techniques have been rigorously tested for many years and proven to be the best approaches for struggling readers by leading experts in the field of education.

See your child transform into a fluent reader who remembers and enjoys what they read: 

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Think Smart Center

(502)  245-1098

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