A Structured Literacy Approach to Teaching is utilized in all 3 LGA Programs
Loomis Gateway Academy offers Structured Literacy Programs designed to help students with language-based learning disabilities, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and dyslexia.
Alternative Education Program
The Alternative Education Program at LGA is a full-time school program which provides specialized Reading, Writing, Spelling and Math instruction Monday-Thursday 8:30-2:30 for students in grades 1-9. Experienced and highly qualified teachers are specifically trained to teach the dyslexic style learner. Understanding the different learning style is key to their success. In addition to Reading, Writing and Math, the this Program includes Science, Social Studies, PE and a Waldorf approach to Art, each taking your child’s dyslexic learning style into consideration. Classes are one hour to maximize instructional minutes. This program is an option for your child’s full time school needs.
After School Tutoring for grades K-Adult
Reading AND Math tutoring are available Monday-Thursday between 3:00-6:00 pm. With a brief initial assessment of your child’s reading or math level, we will suggest the appropriate program from the following programs offered at LGA: -Foundation in Sounds – Barton Reading -Wilson Reading -Making Math Real – Multi-sensory Math Tutoring is scheduled for 2/week, or 4/week when requested. Sessions are 45 minutes long; all sessions are 1:1 Teacher : Student.
Summer is an ideal time for your child to catch up on reading and math when they don’t have other classes and homework to worry about. Our 4/week Summer Program includes Reading, Writing, Math every day with Science Experiments, Robotics, and Art. This is a great opportunity for kids to meet and interact with other children working together in a positive and collaborative learning environment. This program has limited space and fills up quickly.
Screenings and Assessments
Could it be Dyslexia? Until the problem is properly identified, there is no chance of remediating it.
A Full Dyslexia Screening includes standardized testing administered by qualified testers who understand all aspects of dyslexia. In order to detect the presence of dyslexia, a broad range of testing is required, including the gathering of early childhood history and family history. The final report includes all test results and suggestions for remediation and accommodations. The Screening fee is based on the age of the student and whether or not they currently have an IEP or 504.