The foundation to a child's academic success is based on their ability to read at grade level. When children start to fall behind in their reading achievement, they often become frustrated and develop a sense of failure. These feelings can also have a significant impact on their self-esteem and children can quickly loose the joy of learning.
We have worked one on one with children in grades one to six over the last decade assisting them with reading strategies during our intervention sessions. In addition, we continue to further expand our expertise in our Associate Level Certification with the Orton Gillingham Academy.
We have developed a comprehensive literacy intervention model to transform the child's confidence and competencies as a successful reader and writer to support their success in school. Every component of this model is based on recent research and best practices facilitated by experts in the field.
Comprehensive Literacy Intervention Program
We work exclusively with children who are diagnosed with autism with average intelligence and children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. In specific circumstances, we will accept students that have been identified by School-Based Teams and are pending Level C psycho-educational testing.
Our team will meet with the family to discuss all aspects and components of our tutoring service prior to confirming services.
Intervention is a family effort
The role of parents/ caregivers in the success of the child's reading progress during intervention is paramount. First and foremost, parents need to accommodate busy schedules to get their child to weekly tutoring sessions. In addition, parents are involved in home reading rituals and are an integral part of the assessments and progress feedback meetings.
Frequency rather than duration
From experience and research-based findings, frequency of intervention sessions is more than the duration of the sessions. Optimal number of tutoring sessions are 3 times a week. The sessions will last between 40-50 minutes depending on the child's stamina. Minimum number of sessions recommended per week is two.
Length of Intervention
This varies dependent on the child's specific learning needs and other factors. From experience, children should make visible gains when the optimal number of weekly sessions are maintained over a 12-16 week continuous timeframe. At any point during the process, if your child is not progressing at a rate that we are expecting, a parent meeting will be schedule immediately to discuss findings.
It is essential for our team to get a solid understanding of where your child is currently functioning in their literacy journey. This involves reviewing report cards, paraprofessional reports, and completing our own literacy assessments. All our tutors are qualified to administer Level B Psycho-educational testing. The compiled information will target our focus and teaching. Furthermore, tutors will document findings in every session, complete a mid-cycle report outlining progress and a final comprehensive report including outcomes and recommendations.
Pre-Service Thorough Academic Assessment & Report: $400
PM Benchmark Assessment
Sight Word Assessment
Woodcock-Johnson (WJ- IV)
Report Card Review
Consultation with school of registration
Psycho-educational Report Review (if applicable)
Paraprofessional Report Review
Complete report of findings and recommendations
Service Plan Process and Estimate
We have a standard $85 per session fee. Each session includes:
Face to Face Intervention – 1 hour
planning for each lesson – 30 minutes
Analyzing recorded session and – 30 minutes
Complete summative detailed notes.
Ongoing collaboration with school of registration
Autism Funding Unit
RZ Progressive Education Solutions is recognized by the AFU as a quality tutoring service and we bill directly to the Autism Funding Unit.
Our team will assist parents with their Request to Pay and Amendment documents to make the process easier.
"Rob facilitated a significant positive shift in our lives. His skill, knowledge and experience is unique and unparalleled in the Okanagan and likely in Canada. He has true empathy because he has insight as a parent and an educator. I no longer feel completely alone in school meetings. His guidance is direct and clear and brings me invaluable calm, because I know his perspective considers all parts of the multidisciplinary approach. He approaches every interaction with professionalism. His compassion and patience toward my son is humbling. I am in awe of his dedication and enthusiasm to help us."
- Rene - Grade 3 Parent