Read/Write & Math Intervention

About Read/Write & Math Intervention Programs

Everything you need to know

Children who are diagnosed with a Learning Disability (such as Dyslexia) in reading or writing (or suspected of a Learning Disability) benefit from direct and intensive instruction. Read/Write Programs offer evidence-based instruction customized to each student's needs. Orton-Gillingham (OG) based programs are the gold standard for helping kids diagnosed with Learning Disabilities (such as Dyslexia). Programs range in intensity from 60 minutes per day to 3 hours per day. The vast majority of our programs are offered in a one-to-one setting.

Our Read/Write & Math Intervention program has offered Structured Literacy for many years through the Lindamood Bell methods. Published research has confirmed the benefits of Foothills Academy’s Read/Write program. “Significant improvements were found in the areas of nonword decoding, phonological awareness, and spelling following the reading remediation program” (Dick, Kaplan, & Crawford, 2006, p.106). More recently, we have added Wilson Reading programs, including the Wilson Reading System and Voyager Sopris: Step up to Writing program.

About our Instructors: All of our instructors are educated in Learning Disabilities (such as Dyslexia), and OG approaches to filling in literacy gaps to make learning easier inside the classroom. 

Please noteIn addition to one-to-one programs, we now offer a Small Group option for the literacy programs. Small groups include up to three students. If this is of interest, please indicate interest on the application form. Not everyone who applies to a group is accepted into a group. Admission requires other learners at the same age and with comparable or complementary learning needs indicating an interest at the same time. We will work with you to find the best solution if there is not a small group running that works for your student. 

Missed lessons/rescheduling: 

We allow one missed lesson for any reason. Reasonable notice must be provided (for example, if a lesson starts at 8:30a.m., notifying us by 7:30 is reasonable). That lesson will be made up; however, if a suitable time cannot be found after new time offers from the program, the lesson is forfeited, and no refund is provided.

  • If an instructor is absent, we will provide a sub or make up the lesson.
  • Last-minute notice is considered a no-show. No-show lessons are not eligible for make-up lessons.

In the event of something unforeseeable coming up (car breaks down, driver is unwell, etc) we will offer the lesson online. If we receive last minute notice, we will take the first ten minutes of the lesson to get ready and that time will not be made up. 

Withdrawal: If a family withdraws less than 7 days prior to the program start date, an administration fee of $100 will be charged, as an Instructor will already have been secured. The remaining balance will be refunded.

Client expectations: Our Instructors strive to engage their students in a strength-based and collaborative manner. We will let you know as soon as possible if a young person’s emotions and/or behaviour in a session prevented us from working with them in an effective manner. Should this occur, we would work in partnership with you to resolve the situation. If there were ongoing issues that impact the young person’s benefit from the sessions, and/or impact others, we would refund any remaining sessions.