Our clients include those that struggle with one or more of the following: reading, spelling, comprehension, memory, test-taking, writing, attention, organization and following directions. These students are often not using their brain in the most efficient way for learning. Our multisensory tutoring and training techniques have helped clients to significantly improve overall academic skills and learn more efficiently – often with less study time.
A specialty area for our center is teaching phonemic awareness and comprehension and memory skills for academic learning. An important aspect of phonemic awareness is the ability to distinguish sounds and sound changes in syllables and words. For example, being able to identify the difference between ‘pat’ and ‘pet’. If a student has difficulty with this skill, then reading and spelling will be negatively impacted as well. We utilize a multi-sensory program that helps students to learn to easily identify sounds and sound changes in words which then correlates with greatly improved reading and spelling skills.
One of the most effective ways for the brain to comprehend and remember information is through visualization. Visualization refers to converting what is read and heard into pictures in the mind’s eye. Those that have strong comprehension and long-term memory skills tend to visualize well. Over the years at Clear Pathways we found that when we address phonemic awareness and visualization skills students demonstrated improvements in a variety of academic skill areas. We began to think of these skills as the foundation of the ‘academic house’ so to speak – necessary for students to become independent learners. We found that when phonemic awareness and visualization skills were intact there was a solid base for learning. When they weren’t, students struggled in a variety of ways. The cornerstone of Clear Pathways Learning Services is addressing phonemic awareness and visualization skills as many people have deficits in these areas.
As visualization is a vital area for academic success, we have written an e-book entitled “Beyond Tutoring: Strategies to Improve Reading, Spelling, Comprehension and Memory” that addresses in detail how to work with visualization skills in the home environment. It discusses how to use and apply visualization to reading, spelling, comprehension, organization, writing, learning vocabulary words and following directions. The book also outlines how we teach clients to read. This book is a helpful tool for those that cannot attend sessions on-site, as well as for clients that like to have the information in written form for future reference.
In addition, we have written a second e-book entitled “Poetry Fun: Training Visualization Skills with Poetry.” The poetry book is a companion book to Beyond Tutoring, and is an excellent resource to help train visualization skills with younger elementary-aged children. These e-books are available for purchase. We have received positive feedback from teachers and other professionals, that the books break the visualization training process into easy to implement steps. This is important as our goal was to make these books a simple to use resource for busy parents. They are an effective tool in regard to training this valuable skill at home.
It is imperative to address the root cause of learning issues. Our learning program can provide significant benefit to those who have difficulty with one or more of the following:
- Reading / Spelling/Writing
- Attention and Focus
- Sensory Processing
- Test Taking
- Resistance to Change
- Listening skills
- Following Directions
- Great Fatigue…during and especially at the end of the day
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Clear Pathways is a powerhouse for children with learning issues. Patient feedback has been tremendous and that is how we found their center – everyone kept telling us about them! We have experienced and observed their program and results, and they are stunning!! They truly care and offer a unique service that changes lives. Maggie Yu, M.D., Sherwood Family Medicine