Supporting Your Child
The sooner your child gets the help they need to catch up, the better. Waiting for reading to "click" results in children falling further behind.
Start by talking to your child's teacher about your concerns. Ask what they are noticing in class. Ask how to get help for your child at school.
If you feel that your child needs more support than the school can offer, reach out to Reading Rays. We would love to learn more about your child and recommend next steps.
When to Find a Tutor
Your child has received help at school, but they are still behind.
Your child has a diagnosis of dyslexia, or you suspect that they have dyslexia.
Your child's school tells you that you should "wait and see" if they catch up, rather than providing timely support.
Your child is severely struggling with reading and spelling, not thriving at school, and emotionally impacted.
Reading Rays In-School Wilson Tutoring
If your child is significantly behind grade level, has been diagnosed with moderate to severe dyslexia, or is being overlooked by their current school or teachers, this is the best option for a truly supportive situation for your child. Our partner schools have small class sizes, caring communities, and an understanding of dyslexia and learning differences.
The Wilson tutors and classroom teachers work together to create a learning plan that meets your child's needs. Your child is able to build their reading skills while growing academically and socially. And because Wilson tutoring takes place during the school day, your child doesn't have to miss any after school activities.
With Reading Rays Wilson tutoring in supportive, small private schools, you child gets all the support they need at a fraction of the cost of a private dyslexia school.
Alternative Tutoring Options
After School Private Tutors
We recommend tutors that are certified in structured literacy Orton-Gillingham programs (e.g., Wilson, Barton, or Sonday) or other evidence-based programs, such as Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars.
Lists of qualified tutors by location can be found at Wilson Language and International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch
You may also find an online tutor to work with. Again, seek a tutor who is certified in a structured literacy program.
Although most parents prefer the confidence that comes with hiring a trained, expert tutor, some choose to tutor their children themselves. The Barton Reading program provides resources for parent tutors.