A Redondo Beach tutoring center is offering help for kids that have been diagnosed with auditory processing disorder.
Children with auditory processing will often struggle in a classroom setting, especially in the areas of reading, comprehension and language skills. These children are unable to process the information they hear in the same way as others because something adversely affects the way their brain recognizes and interprets sounds, most notably the sounds composing speech.
“Auditory processing disorder affects about 5% of school-age children,” says Karina Richland, owner of PRIDE Learning Center in Redondo Beach. “Reading and comprehension are very difficult for children diagnosed with auditory processing and these children end up struggling so much in school because of it.”
PRIDE Learning Center teaches children with auditory processing disorder how to read write and comprehend using a multisensory method called the Orton-Gillingham approach. It is an intensive one-on-one reading program that stresses teaching the entire structure of written English through a systemized teaching of letters and their corresponding sounds.
“The Orton-Gillingham approach is highly successful for kids struggling with auditory processing because it is so structured, repetitious and multisensory,” says Richland. “ Our kids use all of their senses when they learn and are therefore better able to store and retrieve the information. A child, for example might see the letter B, say its name and sound, and write it in the air all at the same time.”
All of the reading specialists at PRIDE Learning Center are credentialed teachers with strong special education backgrounds and are Orton-Gillingham Certified.
PRIDE Learning Center is located at 1603 Aviation Blvd., Suite G in Redondo Beach, CA. For more information contact Christine McLarty at 310-322-2800 or visit the website at www.pridelearningcenter.com
You are invited to an Open House at PRIDE Learning Center in Redondo Beach!
September 19, 2014
10:00am – 2:00pm
PRIDE Learning Center is a non-public agency (NPA) providing high quality and cost-effective reading, writing, comprehension and math tutoring services. We are located in Orange County and Los Angeles and also provide on-site services as well.
- Our teachers are all credentialed reading specialists with Orton-Gillingham Certification and strong special education backgrounds.
- Our average student progresses one complete grade level in 4-6 weeks!
- Flexible after-school hours, intensive reading therapy and fun summer camp programs.
Come to our OPEN HOUSE and meet our wonderful staff and learn more about our research-validated programs. We will have light refreshments.
We are looking forward to meeting and networking with you!
Cindy Ragsdale, M.Ed.
Redondo Beach Center Director
T. 310-322-2800 Ext. 6
Kami Weinstein, M.Ed., has been selected as the new Director for the PRIDE Learning Center in Redondo Beach.
In her role, Mrs. Weinstein will direct the daily operations of the tutoring center to provide quality instruction and evaluation as well as interact with staff, children and parents and promote the goals and objectives of the programs.
PRIDE Learning Center offers one-on-one tutoring and reading therapy sessions for students with learning disabilities including dyslexia, auditory and visual processing, ADHD, autism and other learning differences. PRIDE Learning Center offers reading, writing, comprehension and math tutoring programs for students of all ages.
“What a privilege it is to help lead the Redondo Beach team here at PRIDE Learning Center” states Weinstein. “ I look forward to an exciting new year in the South Bay community. I am confident that our multi-sensory based teaching methods will help many students soar to new heights in their reading and writing. What an honor it is to be a part of their development and growth in literacy.”
Weinstein earned her M.Ed in Reading and Literacy from Sam Houston State University in Texas with a TEFL teaching certification. She is certified in the Barton Reading and Spelling System, an Orton-Gillingham based reading program. She recently returned from Nairobi, Kenya where she used her Orton-Gillingham expertise with learners struggling with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
“I saw great reading success with my students in Kenya using the Orton-Gillingham reading and spelling program just as I have seen huge progress with those using our programs here at PRIDE.” says Weinstein. “ A learner’s confidence and future really is changed when they can learn to read and write; I love being a part of that change.”
There will be an Open House for the public to come meet PRIDE Learning Center’s new Director, Kami Weinstein on Thursday, January 23rd from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. PRIDE Learning Center is located at 1603 Aviation Blvd., Suite G, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. For more information contact Kami Weinstein at 310-322-2800 ext. 6 or you can visit the PRIDE Learning Center website at: www.pridelearningcenter.com