Summer Programming

Avoiding the "Summer Slide"

Summer provides a much needed opportunity to  be a bit unscheduled, explore, and reconnect.  Those 8 weeks (or so) are valuable.  But,  all that recharging can be done without loosing those wonderful skills your children acquired during the school year.  

Services offered are listed below.  Lesson plans will be adapted to the specific needs of your child.

Summer enrichment can happen at home, too.  Here are some suggestions to prevent brain drain- 

1. Make reading part of the daily routine

2. Take weekly trips to the library

3. Use a diary to make short journal entries

4. Write postcards to family and friends, even from home



Reading Evaluations


Learning needs vary with each student.  With this in mind, the type of assessment used will depend upon each learner's story.

Results of assessments taken with Lumen Literacy will be used in tandem with anecdotal history as well as other reports and assessment records to create a full picture of what a given client needs.

These assessments do not intend to diagnose, but evaluate levels of understanding and identify opportunities for growth.

Orton-Gillingham Individualized Instruction


Orton-Gillingham is an instructional method intended for use in assisting people who have difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling.

The approach is unique because while it follows a sequence, the lessons are tailored uniquely to each student.  This multi-sensory and structured approach can benefit students with or without dyslexia.

English as a Second Language


By capitalizing on learners' individual strengths in literacy, Lumen Literacy can assist students in transferring those skills into their new language. Becoming literate is larger than the act of reading; it requires space where a learner can reimagine his or her identity through their new language.  Lumen Literacy can help clients connect with their new language in effective and personally meaningful ways in the journey to fluency.

What to Expect