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Positive Outcomes for Students with Dyslexia Since 1994   

Voice 907-337-3139    Texting 601-499-5289   posie@ctwreads.com


Designed to get children ages (K-8) reading & writing well and back into the school of their choice.



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General Daily Schedule Six Week Summer Program


7:00 8:30

Before school care

8:30 9:00

welcoming, settling, self-management by guiding critical thinking skills development

9:00 10:00

phonemic awareness

10:00 11:00

Yoshimoto O-G

11:00 12:00

automaticity activities -  morphology, orthographic mapping, phonemic awareness, and comprehension

12:00 1:00 PM

lunch (provided by parents) and outdoor activities

1:00 PM 1:45 PM

necessary critical thinking skills applied to executive functioning

1:45 PM 2:15 PM

keyboarding and handwriting

2:15 PM 3:15 PM

reading integration, reading aloud, and reading for pleasure

3:15 PM 4:00 PM

alternating review of lessons in physically active ways

4:00 PM 4:10 PM

pick - up

4:10 PM 6:00 PM

After program care alternates in focusing on automaticity activities, critical thinking skills applied to executive functioning and keyboarding and handwriting. Supervised use of technology tools for practice as appropriate.

What will the day look like? Six Week Summer Program


General Daily Schedule School Year Program

7:30 8:30

Before school care

8:30 9:00

welcoming, settling, self-management by guiding critical thinking skills development, Conversational Spanish

9:00 10:00

phonemic awareness

10:00 11:00

Yoshimoto O-G

11:00 12:00

automaticity activities -  morphology, orthographic mapping, phonemic awareness, and comprehension

12:00 1:00 PM

lunch (provided by parents) and outdoor activities

1:00 PM 1:30 PM

necessary critical thinking skills applied to executive functioning Applied to Science/History projects

1:30 PM 2:00 PM

keyboarding/handwriting/Conversational Spanish

2:00 PM 2:30 PM

outdoor activities

2:30 PM 3:30 PM

reading integration, reading aloud, and reading for pleasure

3:30 PM 4:00 PM

Math

3:30 PM 3:45 PM

alternating review of lessons in physically active ways

4:00 PM 4:10 PM

pick - up


4:10 PM 6:00 PM

After program care alternates in focusing on automaticity activities, critical thinking skills applied to executive functioning and keyboarding and handwriting. Supervised use of technology tools for practice as appropriate.

What will the day look like? School Year program

What if my child is currently in tutoring?

 

We will work with your tutor to support their work. Our work will enhance good learning and tutoring.

How will I know if this helped my child?


We pre-test and post test your student along with close progress monitoring of reading and subskills. We share this information with you.

What about breaks?

 

Both our programs are all day so we do have formal lunch with outdoor recess. Further we have activity based brain breaks after each hour of instruction. We are fortunate to be located so close to 3 parks, a baseball field, and a lake all within walking, skiing, and hiking distance. Don’t be surprised if one day you will be asked to bring fishing gear or bread crumbs for the geese at Cheney Lake.

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Why a six week camp and a year long program?

 

The intensive nature of our programs is designed to really close the gap in reading and literacy skills along with improving executive functioning. This enables students to return to their school fully prepared to excel. We provide the instruction to close academic gaps thus helping our students have the competence and confidence to return happily to their school.

Do you address technology tools that help struggling learners?


Absolutely.  We firmly believe that struggling with learning robs the student, their family, and their friends one of our most important gifts.  That is time.  Technology, when used carefully, assists our students in gaining back some of their time.  While technology is not a panacea, and can take a bit of time to learn, it can be effective for our students.

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How are social and emotional health for struggling learners supported at Connections that Work?


When students are successful in their jobs as students, they shine with happiness.

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Are you a vender for any of the home school programs?


We will work with you  on becoming a vendor upon request. You must provide us with the home school program’s vendor contract, parent handbook, and contact information to your home school teacher or case manager.


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Positive Outcomes for Students with Dyslexia Since 1994  Google Phone# in Anchorage 601-499-5289   posie@ctwreads.com

Would it be possible to sign up for certain weeks and not others?


No. This is why. Because of the work we do to really close our student’s gaps, we need the six weeks to do so. It would not be intensive enough in a program that is a week here and a week there. Each skill is built on the next and the next.

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Will students use a regular keyboard for keyboarding/typing skills ?

or a touch screen?


They will use a true keyboard. If their hands are really small, we may ask you to provide a child-size one. We use SpeedSkins TM .

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Will there be daily outdoor activity? Will there be brain breaks?


We will have many, many breaks during the day, an hour for lunch, and, many focused brain break activities.    

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Are you going to use any reading Apps?


We use reading Apps as practice but with direct supervision and mentoring the student’s approach to the App. We will provide advice for parents/guardians for App usage after a student is released from our program. Some Apps are great for maintaining the skills we teach. We use MindPlay© 90 minutes a week for practice and encourage parents to continue to use the online tool after the end of our programs.


We use the Mightier App as a piece of our executive functions/self-regulation program. We use the Mightier App 60 minutes a week and encourage parents to continue to use the online tool after the end of our programs.

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