Our team works one-on-one to improve reading and spelling skills for individuals school-age and older. We use research-based, structured literacy interventions that are proven to be highly effective, closing the academic gap for the learners we support.
Follow these links below to view a list of signs that may indicate concerns with reading development or language-based learning issues and also to find resources for more information.
We are professionals passionate about meeting the needs of learners in our community who desire to improve their reading skills. We have over a dozen dedicated, trained tutors ready to meet with you!
We aim to help you get all the help you may need.
Follow these links to some resources we have put together to get you there.
No referral or diagnosis is needed to receive help at our center. Our initial reading skills evaluation will give us the data we need to determine if our programming will be a good match for the student. This data is also used to create a personal learning plan to promote quick skill gains and to monitor progress.
Short answer: YES!
We have two levels of testing.
1)A reading skills assessment; which identifies weak areas of foundational skills. We use this data to determine if our programs are a good match for the individual and to create a personal learning plan to strengthen reading and spelling skills. This assessment takes about one hour to complete.
2)We will offer comprehensive educational testing to identify if dyslexia is at the core of reading struggles. This testing takes 3 to 3.5 hours to complete
Our program best supports learners who are mid-first grade or older. The Lindamood Bell programs that we use have excellent research showing positive results from school-age to adult learners.
Every learner has a different profile with a variety of skills that need strengthening so progress is different for each individual. On average, most learners spend 80-100 hours in our intensive reading program to develop processing skills at or near grade level. Other underlying differences can affect progress as well such as ADHD, processing speed issues, weak working memory, illness/frequent absences, etc.
We are open year round.
During the school year we are open 8am to 7:30pm Monday through Thursday.
During the summer we are open 8am to 6pm Monday through Thursday.
For best results, students must come three times per week for an hour. Our personalized programming will provide just the right elements to strengthen foundational skills for strong reading and spelling to develop.
It has truly been a blessing for my son to be part of this program, which has taught him reading techniques that work for him. The best part is he now has confidence in his reading ability, which he never has had before.
We got our sons report card this week and got an A- in spelling!!!!!!!!! I think this is his best grade ever in spelling. We are SO proud of him, and we just know Pathways has had a huge influence on this. You guys are making a huge difference in our lives.
I am absolutely amazed at our son’s progress. He has improved so much since starting Pathways. I never thought I would see the day that he would sit down, without complaining, and read an entire book with little help. We are beyond grateful for this program and all the effort that you have put into him. Thank you.
Our vision is to be the resource in our community that produces consistent, positive results for any individual struggling to read well, from school age to adulthood.
We are passionate about meeting the needs of learners in our community who are struggling with reading, processing and literacy. We recognize that the ability to read well is more than an academic task; it is a skill that impacts all aspects of life. It affects writing, spelling, math, education, jobs, life, health and self-esteem. Partnering with families and individuals, we want to bring support to others through all our program has to offer. We have more than a dozen professionally trained tutors who are ready to partner with you to meet the needs of your struggling reader.
We are the only Certified Structured Literacy professionals in the state of South Dakota.
Click here to read about the signs that are typically present in this learning difference. If you have questions about a learner you know, get in touch! We’d love to answer any questions you may have. Also, check out our Feedback tab to hear what families have to say about our support. We have the BEST families and students.