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It's important to know about learning differences before you can make a decision on how to help your child! We offer basic information on learning differences, There is so much that has changed in recent years that you should be aware of. Students are bright, but some are falling behind in school. This doesn't mean something is wrong with your child. It means your child needs to be taught in a different manner. At Harp we focus on just that so you child can succeed!
One in five has dyslexia. The sad truth about dyslexia is that these students are intelligent and rarely receive the help necessary to help them succeed academically and in life. 48% of our prison population is dyslexic, when in fact, there are methods that can be taken to help these people overcome this common disability. At Harp, we shine in helping students with dyslexia learn to read, write, and spell through our multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham based system that gets kids up and moving to learn to read! How fun can that be? If traditional methods have left your child struggling to read or spell, then we have the answer for you!
Not every student who struggles to read has dyslexia. Yet, we can still use our same research-based methodology to help these poor readers who usually resort to guessing at words learn to sound out and decode words. Once again, this is through our Touch Tile Reading System, which involves movement, color, visual, and auditory components. Better yet, kids love it because it is different than any other reading program they've ever experienced. Typically, our students gain five grade levels in reading through the course of our program!
Our students learn to write and write well through our systematic dysgraphia program. There are three necessary components to overcoming dysgraphia: motor skills, perceptual skills, and processing skills. At Harp, we address all three of these components in a step-by-step manner. Students who have previously avoided writing soon learn to compose paragraphs that are organized, detail oriented, make sense, and boast of legible handwriting.
Math can be a terrible fear for some students, especially if they are reversing numbers or transposing them. Dyscalculia is especially difficult for students who are expected to think in different avenues with Common Core. We use a sequential, step-by-step system that teaches students not only to learn math facts correctly but apply them to higher level thinking skills, something crucially important in surviving the nuances of Common Core Math. Word problems become a breeze because we address the underlying factors of reading and the systems involved to reach the myriad of answers. In addition, since this is done in a friendly manner, students don't struggle with math anxiety.
ADD/ADHD is one of the most controversial subjects in our country. At Harp we understand that there are times when medication can be a gift, but we truly believe that there are other alternatives. Because there is no blood test to define this disorder, it is not a definitive diagnosis. Often, the symptoms ADD/ADHD will mimic other learning disorders like dyslexia, visual processing disorders, and auditory processing disorders. We believe that it is kinder to the child to address these symptoms and go to the root of the problem first. Then, if the symptoms still exist, the medication route should be explored.
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