Writing Tutoring – Writing or written expression is one of the fundamental skills of literacy and communication and must be consistently enhanced from elementary school, middle school, to high school. But for some children, developing good writing skills needs special attention. This is particularly true for children with learning disabilities. A student with a learning difficulty will typically struggle with literacy, particularly with writing skills.
For students struggling at the word level with encoding (spelling), we highly recommend an Orton Gillingham approach with an emphasis on spelling tutoring. For students writing at the sentence level, writing tutoring can introduce various strategies and techniques to guide students at the written level. For students struggling at the oral level of literacy, we have speech language therapists/pathologists who help students with their oral and written forms of literacy. Some students need help with vocabulary acquisition. For students with executive functioning (EF) difficulties, e.g. planning, organizing ideas etc., we help these students with EF at the appropriate modality/modalities, e.g. written, oral, both.