People call when they – or their child – have difficulty reading. Usually, they want to know:
- ‘What is it that you do, exactly?’
- ‘Can you help me?’
- ‘What will it cost?’
First, I suggest a consultation appointment. We meet in person, or online, to talk about reading difficulties experienced to date. I ask about the nature and extent of the reading challenge, and I invite questions about my service. There is no fee for a consultation appointment.
If someone would like to learn more about why they struggle learning to read, we book some testing time. Testing typically takes 2 -3 hours, depending on age, current reading ability and other learning needs.
Once testing is completed, I write up a report and we meet to discuss the results. The purpose of testing is to determine what form of reading intervention (if any) is required. There is a set fee for testing. Whether or not a client chooses to continue with reading intervention, having a written report in hand is typically a strong starting point for any further advocacy efforts.
I may also suggest further follow-up with other professionals. For example, in Ontario only a registered psychologist can diagnose a learning disability. Speech language pathologists, paediatricians and occupational therapists can also contribute valuable information, recommendations and therapies related to the reading intervention work I do with clients.
As owner/instructor of The Alphabet Group, I offer a range of reading intervention programs and supplemental materials to meet clients’ varied learning needs. I charge an hourly fee for instructional sessions. The total cost depends on how frequently we meet. The hourly fee includes all lesson preparation, most program materials and ongoing consultation time.
Phone, email or text your questions. I am here to help!