The development of reading skills and enjoyment of reading are central to our curriculum at Perimeter School. We emphasize presenting to each of our students a selection of engaging books that will appeal to his mind, stir her imagination, and develop intellectual curiosity.
In order to fully enjoy the gift of these wonderful books as well as enable sufficient reading skills necessary to become successful learners in all areas of life, we take seriously our role in helping our students their fullest potential. Sometimes that means that extra instruction may be indicated.
Our students' teachers will take a close look at each child's reading skill level to determine if the child would benefit from our Foundations Reading Program. If their teacher discerns that a student might benefit from augmented instruction, the teacher will refer him or her to our Reading Specialist who will do further evaluation, including classroom observation and discussions with parents.
Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading Development
Perimeter School is pleased to offer the systematic, multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading development. Our Reading Specialist trained in this approach is long-time Perimeter teacher, Jean McConaughy. To find out more about Orton-Gillingham, please visit www.orton-gillingham.com.
Our Reading Specialist Jean McConaughy offers individual Orton-Gillingham tutorials throughout the school year. Group sessions may be considered if two or more students should require development of the same skill.
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