Well, there is help out there for the 1 in 5 students who struggle with a learning difference. Students with learning differences can struggle in any subject and most of the time, several subjects simultaneously. It can be frustrating not only for the student, but the parents as well.
One organization making a difference for students & adults who struggle with LD is the The Multisensory Reading Center .
Jen was working with her student on the syllable division pattern VCCV on the day I came to observe. As shown in the pictures below, the weekly sessions involve visual, auditory and kinesthetic approaches - also referred to as a Multisensory approach. During each lesson, Jen & her student work on discovering a new skill, coding words, vocabulary, spelling and reading (fluency/comprehension)
The Multisensory Reading Center provides much needed therapy for struggling spellers and readers, especially students with Dyslexia.
The classroom area is set up with manipulatives & posters to reinforce the skills Jen teaches to her in-house students as well as her teleconferencing students.