Now that the end of the school year is in sight, it seems especially appropriate to highlight one of our ILD Students, Katie, who was recently chosen as Read Naturally’s Star Student. Her Educational Therapist, Wendy Stacey nominated her because, through their work together, Katie jumped nearly three reading levels. Here is what Wendy had to say:
Two years ago, I evaluated Katie and determined that her reading skills were below grade level. As a result, she qualified for an IEP and began receiving reading support twice a week in school. I also tutored Katie once a week outside of school at our Institute. I chose to use Read Naturally because Katie needed reading fluency practice, which she wasn’t getting in school, and I knew she would be motivated by charting her progress.
She has continued to amaze me with her progress over a relatively short period of time. She started with Level 0.8 and is now on Level 3.5! Not only has the program helped improved her reading skills, she is also writing 5-sentence summaries with ease. Now, she also no longer qualifies for an IEP! I am really proud of Katie’s drive to improve and willingness to stretch herself with more difficult passages. She is quite a super star!
We are thrilled for both Wendy and Katie that all their hard work during Ed Therapy sessions at ILD was so fruitful. We are continually inspired by the immense progress that both hard work and the therapeutic relationship here at ILD can produce.
Check out the original Read Naturally post here!