PRIDE Reading Program Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading Instruction
The PRIDE Reading Program employs the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction. Orton-Gillingham was developed specifically to teach struggling and non-readers how to read, write, spell and comprehend. While the program works with all students, it is especially successful for students with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing disorder, speech deficits and other learning differences.
In the PRIDE Reading Program, the phonemes are introduced in a systematic, sequential and cumulative process. Using repetition and the sequential building blocks of our language, phonemes are taught one at a time. By presenting one skill at a time and practicing it until the student can apply it with automaticity and fluency, students have no reading gaps in their word-decoding skills.
Every lesson the student learns is in a structured and orderly fashion. The student is taught a skill and doesn’t progress to the next skill until the current lesson is mastered. As students learn new material, they continue to review old material until it is stored into the student’s long-term memory.
While learning these skills, students focus on phonemic awareness. There are 181 phonemes or rules in Orton-Gillingham for students to learn. Advanced students will study the rules of English language, syllable patterns, and how to use roots, prefixes, and suffixes to study words. By teaching how to combine the individual letters or sounds and put them together to form words and how to break longer words into smaller pieces, both synthetic and analytic phonics are taught throughout the entire PRIDE Reading program.
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PRIDE Reading Specialists
Your child will learn from our PRIDE Orton-Gillingham trained Reading Specialists. PRIDE Reading Specialists are trained to work with students of every ability and help enhance students reading, spelling and comprehension through the PRIDE Reading Program. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, auditory and visual processing, speech delays, and other learning differences are specifically addressed in the PRIDE Reading Program. PRIDE uses the most recent research-validated methods to engage and keep each student on task and intrinsically motivated. Each of our PRIDE Reading Specialists is agile in the use of our PRIDE multi-sensory techniques. PRIDE’s one-on-one Reading Specialist assures each student receives complete and undivided attention. Plus, for your peace of mind, PRIDE requires that each of our highly qualified PRIDE Reading Specialists go through an extensive screening process, including complete background checks.
At PRIDE, we understand that your time is in short supply, so we make every effort to accommodate your busy schedule. Our highly qualified PRIDE Reading Specialists will teach in the comfort of your home, at school, at your workplace, after school facilities, libraries, or community centers.
Our PRIDE Intensive summer program offers dramatic results. Our Reading Specialists will provide the needed support to get students at grade level during the long summer months. The PRIDE intensive one-on-one reading, spelling and comprehension program utilizes our multi-sensory phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach. The summer program helps kids in a way that a regular summer program would not. Student’s progress one entire reading level in just 4 weeks.
PRIDE Reading Programs
Easiest to use Orton-Gillingham Homeschool and School Site Curriculum
"“PRIDE Learning Center has made such a huge impact on my family, I feel forever indebted and incredibly blessed to have experienced it. My daughter exhibited all the signs of a learning difference, but her schoolteachers were clueless, labeling her as lazy and inattentive. PRIDE helped to identify my daughter’s specific learning issues. Working with PRIDE’s team of gifted Reading Specialists allowed her to regain confidence in her ability to perform schoolwork. She enjoys every minute of PRIDE and always looked forward to her lessons.”
PRIDE Parent, Manhattan Beach, Ca
“Our daughter Brianna came to PRIDE when she was struggling with reading during 1st grade at our local public school in West Los Angles. At that point, she was near the bottom of her class and hated to read. After working with PRIDE’s excellent Reading Specialists and staff, Brianna is now ahead of her peers and, more importantly, enjoys reading. Brianna also looks forward to attending her PRIDE sessions and is proud of her accomplishments. We are lucky to have found PRIDE when we did, and I would highly recommend its program.”
– PRIDE Parent, Los Angeles, Ca
“Excellent Program. I do Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological Assessments. I have seen a lot of progress with the children that have gone through PRIDE’s program. It is a great resource that specifically addresses reading difficulties with a multi-sensory approach. It is also important that the people giving the services are well-trained. I highly recommend PRIDE.”
– Dr. Abbe Barron, DMD PhD, Los Angeles, Ca