Help for Speech and Reading in Newport Beach

Help for Speech and Reading in Newport Beach

At PRIDE Learning Center in Newport Beach, children with speech and reading challenges are given an opportunity to receive a giant boost in their weakest areas.


PRIDE Learning Center, a specialized tutoring center in Orange County, has announced it will offer a specialized summer reading camp to better meet the needs of children with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing, apraxia, speech delays, ADHD and other language and learning disabilities.  This intensive yet fun summer reading camp is available to the public, and is designed to help children ages 4-18 develop a strong reading foundation for academic and emotional success.


According to Christine McLarty, the Director at the Newport Beach Learning Center, “the summer reading camp at PRIDE is designed to help students in a way that a typical summer reading program cannot.  All of the teachers at PRIDE Learning Center are certified in Orton-Gillingham, most of them holding Master’s Degrees and having strong special education backgrounds.”


The summer reading camp at PRIDE Learning Center will run weekly from June – August and children can attend from either 9:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30pm – 3:30 pm Monday –Friday.  All lessons at PRIDE Learning Center are one-on-one Orton-Gillingham language and reading lessons.


“The summer months are such a wonderful and effective time for struggling students to boost their skills and close the reading and comprehension gaps,” says McLarty.  “Although our reading camp is intensive and highly structured, the staff at PRIDE make it really fun and super engaging for the kids.  The kids love it and we have families return to us each summer, many of them from abroad where services are very limited.”


PRIDE Learning Center is a leading tutoring company in Los Angeles and Orange County, for students with learning disabilities.  Their reading and comprehension program has been shown to boost student performance almost 2 grade levels in just 3 months.  The Orton-Gillingham instruction develops the underlying reading and comprehension skills necessary for students with dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, autism, apraxia, ADHD and other learning challenges.  It is common to see years of reading improvement after just weeks of intensive instruction.


Individuals interested in the summer reading camp at PRIDE Learning Center can call (949) 484-0230 or email  A summer registration form is on the website at:

Avoiding the Summer Learning Loss at Pride Learning Center

Avoiding the Summer Learning Loss at Pride Learning Center


As the school year ends, many students are busy during the summer months with camps, play dates, recreational activities and vacations. Some students might even be bored during the long summer months. When summer ends, students go back to school and often forget much of what they learned the previous year. This is what we call the summer learning loss.

Studies show that summer loss for all students equals about a month of academic learning. For students with learning disabilities, this loss may amount to as much as 3 months! Weaknesses in memory, processing speed, attention and language cause valuable skills to weaken rapidly. As a result, students will have to spend more time reviewing at the beginning of each school year in order to catch up.

Continuing instruction during the summer months can help greatly reduce learning loss as well as gives students the opportunities to dedicate more time than is possible during the school year to remediate and get ahead. Students can make amazing progress during these long summer months!

Pride Learning Center offers Reading and Writing Summer Programs for students of all ages. We offer an intensive Orton-Gillingham reading and writing program (3 hours M-F), as well as standard sessions (1 hour once or twice a week) between June and August.

Summer Catch – Up Program

Do in 4 weeks what would normally take 30-40 weeks!

Our Pride Intensive offers the most dramatic results. Our reading specialists will provide the needed support to get students at grade level during the long summer months. Your child still gets a summer break, as sessions are typically only 3 hours a day five days a week depending on family choice and goals established at the initial consultation. There are still plenty of hours in the day to play, go to the beach or just relax.

Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00 – 10:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction
10:00 – 10:30 Technology Based Reading Instruction
10:30 – 11:00 Snack, Fun and Movement
11:00 – 11:30 Writing Instruction
11:30 – 12:00 Orton-Gillingham reading Instruction

Summer Get-Ahead Program

Summer is such a great time to review material and get ahead on next year’s curriculum! We offer programs in reading, writing, spelling and comprehension for those students who want to attend Pride once or twice a week.

Reading Readiness at Pride Learning Center
Pre-K – Kindergarten

Pride’s early intervention program will teach your child to read and get ahead in school. By working through our multisensory, Orton-Gillingham reading program step-by-step, your child will learn alphabetic knowledge and understanding of the alphabetic principles in a fun yet structured environment. Your child will receive a strong and solid reading foundation that will last a lifetime.

Reading and Spelling at Pride Learning Center
Grade K – Grade 8

Pride’s multisensory, Orton-Gillingham reading and spelling program is action oriented and involves constant interaction between our Reading Specialists and your child. Each student at Pride learns to read in a systematic, cumulative, structured and step-by-step process. Each lesson encompasses the skills of decoding, encoding, fluency and reading comprehension. Your child will become a strong and independent reader.

Reading Comprehension
Grade 2 – Grade 12

Pride’s highly successful research-based Reading Comprehension Program teaches students to draw meaning from text and to verbally express their understanding of it. Utilizing nonfiction-reading passages on a variety of subjects, the skills that are taught prepare students for standardized tests and provide valuable practice in nonfiction reading knowledge on a wide range of subjects.

Writing Skills
Grade 2 – Grade 12

Pride’s writing skills program effectively teaches essential skills in careful order: from parts of speech, to sentence structure, to paragraphs, to complete essays. For the reluctant beginning writer, our program provides the essential foundation in thinking and writing skills. For the more proficient and advanced writer, it offers opportunities, strategies, and techniques to apply them.


Pride Learning Center has locations in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Newport Beach and Mission Viejo. For more information visit or call 866-774-3342 ext. 1