Visual-Spatial Learning Techniques
To correct learning struggles and improve reading, spelling, and handwriting skills. This is done by enabling the individual to stabilize perceptions, control perceptual disorientation, and learn to use specific techniques to gain fluency and comprehension skills.
Appropriate for children with a maturity of age seven through adults.
Mastery of sight words, smooth left to right eye-tracking, increased vocabulary recognition, and moving from sounding-out towards whole word recognition and smoother reading.
Length of Program
Approximately 30 hours, typically given over the course of five consecutive days, and unlimited hours of follow-up consultation included without extra charge.
At the end of the facilitated 30-hour portion of the program, the individual will have learned all of the provided mental-focusing tools and become comfortable using them. Older children and adults with reading difficulties usually experience significant improvement in reading comfort and speed over the course of a one-week program, often with an improvement of three or more reading grade levels.
Progress for very young children is likely to be more gradual. Post-program follow-up at home is essential in order to continue advancing over the months following the initial facilitated program.
Listening comprehension, reading comprehension, punctuation mastery, story structures, essay structures, and use of intention to retain information from the first readthrough.
Memory & Spelling
Strategies for placing information into long-term memory and study strategies for various learning styles.
Correcting one’s own omissions/deletions/spellings/grammatical errors, punctuation usage, and descriptive writing.
Maintenance of a relaxed and positive mindset to allow for maximum learning potential, recognizing and eliminating stress before it builds into frustration while reading, and strategies for decreasing test anxiety.
• Inconsistency in reading (knowing it one day and not the next)
• Anxiety, headaches, dizziness, stomach aches or tears caused by difficulty with reading
• ‘Guessing’ at words
• Rushing and careless reading errors
• The sensation of printed words appearing to move on the page
• Inaccurate or inconsistent speech sounds
• Re-reading for comprehension
• Slow laborious sounding-out of each word
• Eye-tracking problems
• Distraction while reading
• Test anxiety
• Negative feelings toward reading tasks
Reading Program Tools
The Programs provided at Rocky Point Academy get to the root of learning challenges. Each client leaves with a “tool box” The following are a list of tools that may be provided.
Handwriting & Legibility Exercises
Davis® Concept Mastery
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