• Mastery of basic reading skills
  • Confident decoding of new words
  • Enhanced comprehension
  • Increased reading speed and accuracy
  • Reading for pleasure

  • Clear, mature writing
  • Organized paragraphs and essays
  • Ability to independently and confidently write
  • Legible handwriting
  • Improved spelling

  • Identify children who have learning disabilities.
  • Recognize students’ strength
  • Document supports needed in the classroom.
  • Determine eligibility for accomodations.

Reading Instruction

We support children who are struggling to read using a variety of time-tested and research-based techniques. We help children build up their missing foundational skills in:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Instruction is engaging and individualized to the needs of your child. Methods we use include:

  • Orton-Gillingham
  • Lindamood-Bell’s Seeing Stars® Program
  • Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program

Many students who struggle to read demonstrate common difficulties. Individualized, intensive reading instruction is key for children who:

  • Struggle to master basic reading skills
  • Guess and/or skip words
  • Avoid reading
  • Read below grade-level
  • Have limited comprehension

Writing Instruction

Students who struggle to write can thrive with individualized support. We help students gain mastery in:

  • Creating and organizing ideas
  • Revising and editing their work independently
  • Following grammatical conventions
  • Composing clear, meaningful sentences
  • Writing with ease and confidence

Instruction focuses on showing children how to write clearly and creating ample opportunities to practice new strategies. Techniques we use include 6-Traits Writing, Step Up to Writing, and Self-Regulated Strategy Development.

Research has shown that high-level writing abilities depend on proficiency in handwriting and spelling. As such, Bay Tree Learning Solutions also provides instruction in handwriting and spelling. We use:

  • Handwriting without Tears
  • A variety of sequential, developmental spelling programs

Writing is one of the most challenging skills that children must master. Writing requires a complex coordination of skills. Research-based writing instruction benefits children who:

  • Feel blocked or frustrated when writing
  • Compose simplistic, unorganized writings
  • Struggle to spell
  • Have messy handwriting
  • Rush through assignments
  • Love to talk, but hate to write

Cognitive Educational Assessments

We develop a cognitive-educational profile that details a child’s strengths and weaknesses so that instruction can be tailored to the child’s needs. We also offer informal writing and reading assessments to measure your child’s grade-level and progress. Assessments can be used to determine strengths and weaknesses in:

  • Phonological processing
  • Memory
  • Non-verbal thinking
  • Processing Speed
  • Reading
  • Writing

Assessment can also be used to help:

  • Identify learning disabilities
  • Recognize a student’s strengths and talents
  • Determine eligibility for accommodations
  • Document necessary classroom learning supports