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Camp Success FAQs

Camp Success

1. How can I enroll my child into the Camp Success program?
2. How can I get my child evaluated?
3. What is dyslexia?
4. What is multisensory structured language education?
5. Why use cursive handwriting?
6. What does the treatment entail?
7. Why are sight words important to learn?




Camp Success

1. How can I enroll my child into the Camp Success program?
Your child must receive a comprehensive speech, language and reading evaluation prior to being considered for Camp Success. Following this evaluation, your child will then be considered for the program based on his or her individual needs. If we believe that the program is a good fit for your child, he or she will be placed on the Camp Success list.

2. How can I get my child evaluated?
Call 254-710-2568 and place your child on the diagnostic list. You will be called as soon as there is an opening

3. What is dyslexia?
(Definition adopted by National Institutes of Health) Dyslexia is one of several distinct learning disabilities. It is a specific language-based disorder of constitutional origin characterized by difficulties in single word decoding, usually reflecting insufficient phonological processing abilities. These difficulties in single word decoding are often unexpected in relation to age and other cognitive and academic abilities; they are not the result of generalized developmental disability or sensory impairment. Dyslexia is manifested by variable difficulty with different forms of language, often including, in addition to problems reading, a conspicuous problem with acquiring proficiency in writing and spelling.

4. What is multisensory structured language education?
It is an instructional approach that incorporates the simultaneous use of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile sensory modalities to link listening, speaking, reading, and writing together.

5. Why use cursive handwriting?
• The rhythm involved in cursive writing lends itself to a more efficient use of movement by not having to relocate the pencil with each new letter that is written. • Proper spacing is aided in the writing of words. • Cursive letters are not isolated, but are always connected to form words. • Cursive writing is more independent of confusion due to directionality. It helps clear up common reversals and inversions, such as, b/d, m/w, and saw/was.

6. What does the treatment entail?
• Explicit, direct instruction that is systematic (structured), sequential, and cumulative • Individualized • Intensive, highly concentrated • Meaning-based • Simultaneous multisensory

7. Why are sight words important to learn?
The first 300 words of Frey's Instant Word List make up 65% of all written material. Word recognition makes reading effortless and reading becomes enjoyable. When reading is enjoyable, the reader will read more, thus increasing fluency which frees the reader to focus his or her attention on comprehension.

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