Addressing Longstanding Learning Difficulties with Remediation

There is no quick fix to address longstanding learning difficulties. For most parents, private tutoring services are the first line of defence for helping the chronically struggling student. While some students may benefit from tutoring, it is often not the best option for your child’s success because it does not treat the root cause(s) of their challenges. Strategic Learning Clinic uses remedial programs, rather than tutoring, to address gaps in basic skills in the areas of reading, writing, and math. This extra support can help students catch up to their peers and eliminate learning struggles before they escalate. As such, remedial programs work best when implemented in the early grades.

Strategic Learning Clinic offers the following remedial programs to eliminate the gap between what a child knows and what they are expected to know:

LiPS® (Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing) Program: a unique phonological training program that uses sensory cues from the ear, the eye, and the mouth to teach the decoding of words, as well as spelling skills.

EMS (Enseignement multisensoriel simultané): a multi-sensory reading program in French, which simultaneously uses visual, auditory, tactile, and kinaesthetic pathways to teach accurate decoding, spelling, and reading comprehension skills. This program is based on the renowned multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham method of reading and spelling and has been adapted by the Canadian Dyslexia Association for French Mother Tongue and French Immersion students.

JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies): a Canadian program developed by John Mighton in which students develop competence by finding solutions for simplified models of a problem before moving to more complex problem solving.

Visualizing and Verbalizing Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking (V/V)™: Many readers can read words and have a developed vocabulary, but still struggle to comprehend sentences or paragraphs. V/V teaches students who struggle with reading comprehension and language processing to build pictures in their minds as they listen to or read text, with the ultimate goal of being able to visualize the main idea or get the whole picture. This is called concept imagery.

Study Skills/Executive Function coaching program: Students learn how to become independent learners, manage their time, organize their homework, take notes and extract important information, strategies for memorizing relevant material, prepare for tests, and reduce anxiety.

Writing: Students work one-on-one with experienced writing specialists to become skillful in producing many different types of writing, including story writing, book reports, projects, essays, and research papers.

You can contact the Strategic Learning Clinic in the following ways:

Phone Number: (514) 966-1553