The PRIDE Reading Program has announced that TLC Nanaimo has a team of professional tutors trained and certified to teach students with dyslexia and learning disabilities using the Orton-Gillingham approach.
The Orton-Gillingham, structured literacy approach has been proven as the most effective method for teaching students struggling with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. The Orton-Gillingham  approach is multisensory, structured, systematic, and cumulative. Students use their visual, auditory and kinesthetic modalities while being taught all of the sounds and spelling rules in the English language.

Karina Richland, the curriculum developer of the Orton-Gillingham PRIDE Reading Program, says, “Children with dyslexia need a different approach to learning.  Reading does not come naturally for these kids, so they need to be taught with a multisensory Orton-Gillingham approach using explicit instruction and a lot of repetition.”

“The TLC Learning Clinic in Nanaimo, British Columbia is excited to reach out to the community and provide this specialized Orton-Gillingham tutoring” says Richland.  “TLC Nanaimo is now providing the best Orton-Gillingham curriculum and instruction necessary for tutoring struggling students in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

The PRIDE Reading Program not only offers its heavily scripted out Orton-Gillingham curriculum to teachers, tutors and parents, but also provides professional development to learning centers and school districts all over the world.

The TLC Learning Clinic in Nanaimo, British Columbia is located at 6588 Applecross Rd #102, Nanaimo, BC V9V 0A4, Canada.  For more information call 250-591-0702 or visit their website HERE.  

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