The PRIDE Reading Program has announced that the Myron B. Thompson Academy located in Hawaii, has implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy approach for students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities.

The Myron B. Thompson Academy is an e-learning institution that operates as a “New Century Public Charter School” under the Hawaii Department of Education. This charter school is available to students across the state of Hawaii as an alternative of choice to local schools.  Families are provided a stipend for educational curriculum and are provided educational guidance for their children. The PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum is being offered to families that are part of their homeschool community.

The PRIDE Reading Program is an evidence-based method that is structured, sequential, multisensory, and cumulative. The Orton-Gillingham program explicitly teaches children with dyslexia, auditory processing, and specific learning disabilities how to read, spell, write and comprehend. Many schools and school districts across the United States are using the PRIDE Reading Program with great success.

The Myron B. Thompson Academy is a continuously evolving New Century public charter school. The curriculum combines blended and interactive virtual instruction. The families that belong to this charter reside on all major Hawaiian Islands.

For more information on implementing an Orton-Gillingham, Structured Literacy program in your school or school district, please contact the PRIDE Reading Program at 866-774-3342 ext. 2 or email

Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at or visit the website at