Dyslexia not only affects a child’s ability to read but also their ability to learn. Innovative teaching techniques and literacy programs like My Sidewalks®, Wilson Reading System®, and Learning Ally® are research-based and designed to accelerate struggling readers’ mastery of skills like phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
We utilize a multisensory approach to literacy and all academic subject matter. It's not uncommon to hear and see students singing, “rapping” and using physical movement to learn concepts in science, social studies, and reading. Audiobooks, voice-to-text technology, and individualized instruction are just a few other ways Julie Billiart Schools supports students as they work towards reading at or above their grade level. Even more important, is the fact that our intervention and reading specialists help students gain self-awareness so they feel confident asking for the support they need to be successful.