Is your child struggling with reading?
Has your child been diagnosed with a reading disorder?
Do you want to see your child become a fluent reader?
What is the Read-All Program?
The Read-All Program was created by Karen Uschold, founder of Vianney Academy, to address the needs of elementary students with learning challenges, such as dyslexia. Our program helps students overcome their reading difficulties, achieve academic success and attain a better quality of life.
How it Works: Three Pillars
Method – Habits – Surroundings
Method: Systematic Multi-Sensory Reading Program (SMSRP)
This program employs the Orton-Gillingham Approach which is the only proven approach for teaching dyslexics to read. There is an emphasis on phonics and hands-on ‘doing’. The method uses sensory experiences, in particular auditory, tactile and visual experiences, to learn, recall and master phonics. Students are not left to generalize sounds. Each sound is explicitly taught with direct instruction.
Habits: Consistent attendance and practice
Consistent attendance is crucial to maintaining progress. Even missing one week can set the student back from the previous week’s improvements. Our classes are held on Zoom, making them convenient to attend from your own home. No more long commutes!
Your child’s tutor will set up a reading schedule with them, track their progress and encourage them to complete their work.
Practice outside of class time is also an important factor in your child’s success. You are a big part of that! Parents’ encouragement makes all the difference in motivating your child to read.
We know parents are busy, so we will teach you how to complete an easy 10 minutes of daily reading with your child. That small amount of time can improve their reading as you catch their mistakes and correct them so they do not practice the words incorrectly.
Surroundings: Personalised group or 1:1 classes
Children need to be in a class that is tailored to their needs. The Read-All Program offers small group or 1:1 classes to respond to your child’s specific needs.
Small group classes are held twice a week. Group classes are an ideal environment for children with a strong foundation to build on their skills. Interacting with students their own age maintains their attention for longer periods of time resulting in faster progress. After all, time flies when you are having fun!
Reading and writing are inherently social tools. Teaching children the value of communication through activities and hands-on methods helps them be self-motivated to learn. But first, they need a strong foundation.
Children with learning challenges such as dyslexia need dedicated time to learn the basics. Without building this foundation, children can fall behind in a group setting. Your child can attend 1:1 classes once, twice or three times a week. Every child has a different starting point and learns at a different speed. The specialized teaching provided in 1:1 sessions allows them to move at their own pace, progressing when concepts are mastered and dedicating more time to others when they require more practice. After students fully grasp the basics, they can move to a group class where they can benefit from the social applications of reading and writing.
The Read-All Program is unique in its inclusion of an educational therapy component in addition to traditional therapy. Students will learn how to learn. Not only will they learn the material, but they will also improve their overall cognitive ability. Each student is different. As such, they require an individualized approach. Our tutors work to understand each student, their specific needs and work with them how they need.
- Determine the root cause of their learning disorder
- Learn to read and write at grade level
- Boost confidence and self-esteem
- Connect to other children and families facing similar challenges
- Relieve or prevent dependence on others and technology
- Reach fluency
- Academic success
- Improve quality of life
What to Expect
Two online class options:
- Receive 1:1 reading instruction with educational therapy as needed (duration options: 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour)
- Participate in interactive small reading classes with educational therapy (1 hour, twice a week)
Included in the program:
- An informal educational assessment to identify underlying issues and determine optimal class placement for your child
- Guidance and instruction for parents through our exclusive Facebook community providing further support to you and your child
- All lesson materials
1 hour – $60
45 minutes – $50
30 minutes – $40
Small Group Classes
1 hour – $25
Subsidies are available. For details on financial aid and the application form click here.
The Vianney Difference
Why choose the Read-All program? Why not try and implement these approaches yourself at home? Why do traditional school systems not implement these approaches?
The difference is our tutors. They have extensive and rigorous training and certification in our teaching methods. They understand how to identify, address and overcome different kinds of reading difficulties. Our tutors are compassionate, patient and kind. They understand the value that reading can add to your child’s life and are dedicated to making that a reality. They aim to instill confidence and determination in all of their students. That is the Vianney difference.
Step One: Assessment
Screening and assessment to determine at which level of reading your child should begin.
Step Two: Starter class (Read-All Levels One and Two)
Phonemic awareness – all of the sounds that words are made up of
Sound-symbol association – letters and their relation to phonemes
Spelling and semantics – the meaning of written words
Step Three: Advanced phonics program (Read-All Levels Three and Four)
Digraph mnemonics – assist in pronunciation of “blended sounds” of the English language
Advanced phonemic awareness – techniques to sound out multi-syllabic words
Advanced spelling and semantics – by the end of this step your child will be able to read and write complex sentences
Step Four: Grade-appropriate fluency
Consistent review of advanced phonics and phonemic awareness
Decoding skills – exposure to more advanced vocabulary to kick-start the development of reading fluency
Reading mastery – during this final step, your child will master reading for their grade level or above