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The Reading Academy at your School/ Organisation

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Make a difference at your school. Reading is the core skill to every subject. At least 10% of your student population struggle with reading or have dyslexia. Be the school that recognises these statistics and offer your students a life changing solution.

It’s important to know that struggling readers and students with dyslexia learn differently than those without. They require an entirely different approach to learn how to read. At The Reading Academy we have created a course to educate you on that approach and provide the materials to enable your team to deliver it successfully. We want you to know that there is an approach proven to work; your school can offer a solution to struggling readers or individuals with dyslexia. You've come to the right place.

Our online course was developed directly in response to the ever demanding need for a clear and easy to follow, specific, concise and tailored programme to meet the individual needs of students. This programme is designed with educators in mind. Those seeking advice, tips and knowledge for how to best teach students with dyslexia or struggling readers how to read.

One of the best routes to take to help a student with dyslexia or a struggling reader is a direct teaching approach. By enrolling in this interactive course, your school will learn the necessary skills and procedures to effectively teach reading. We will show you how to understand the way your student needs to learn, how to modify teaching methods when it comes to roadblocks, as well as mastering creative ways to get through common issues.

Our online course offers specific, step-by-step instructions and tools designed to help you teach successfully, including whiteboard animations, videos, lesson plans, word lists, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, an audio library, as well as a private Facebook group community for you to join.

Our course is an easy-to-follow, concise and tailored program that teaches how to meet the individual reading needs of any student. Self-paced, your school can decide how to utilise the program on strict schedules, or at the pace of your students. After you enrol, enjoy unlimited access to the course for as long as you need it, across any device; anywhere, anytime.

Our instructors have more than thirty years combined teaching experience at a special reading school for children with dyslexia. They have their Masters degrees in Special Education, are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach and the Wilson reading programme. They developed and trialled The Reading Academy programme over the past few years and have the proven solution to teach students with dyslexia how to read.

Your Instructor

Sarah Mc Guire and Sarah Lumsden Watchorn
Sarah Mc Guire and Sarah Lumsden Watchorn

Sarah Dieck Mc Guire was born and raised in the USA. She attended Western Michigan University, earning her bachelor degree in Science, specialising in teaching reading, maths and science. She went on to earn an honours Masters degree in Teaching, Special Education at the University of Charleston, S.C. (MAT, SEN). Sarah has been teaching students with dyslexia for twenty-three years, in the USA and in Ireland. She has taught in a number of settings including resource, self-contained and special school. Sarah has completed the Wilson Reading System Advanced Diploma and the Orton-Gillingham practitioner's course.

Sarah Lumsden Watchorn has been teaching children with dyslexia for the past twenty-two years. Sarah spent her childhood in Paris, and taught in NYC- two cities she holds close to her heart. Sarah earned an honours Masters degree in Special Educational Needs (M. Ed SEN) from University College Dublin. A mum who loves nothing more than family time with her husband and their three children in Greystones, Co Wicklow, Sarah is passionate about teaching reading.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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