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Reading Program

Our Reading program is an individualized intervention program for struggling readers. Beginning with a one-hour comprehensive assessment to determine instructional goals. Our qualified staff will develop a specific program based on student needs.

Created by Lois Karren, a Reading Specialist and trained Vision Therapist, along with Dr. Prazer, our program gives students with histories of reading delays the training they need to read effectively through research-proven methods. Instruction begins at each student's reading ability and is dedicated to assist students in practicing and gaining the skills needed to advance to the next level.

Taught by dedicated instructors, our curriculum allows students to develop increased reading proficiency and build confidence. Our program consists of one-on-one instruction, tailored to each individual student's diagnostic assessments.

Through our individualized lessons, students will find that reading is more automatic, allowing more energy for comprehension instead of word attack. We love to see how our readers transition from learning to read to reading to learn!

Program Components

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Individualized Instructional Goals
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Decoding Skills:
  • Sight Words
  • Phonics
  • Context Clues
  • Grammar Clues
  • Word Analysis
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Visualization

At PAVC Vision Therapy and Reading we provide students with the skills they need to succeed as readers and develop a love of reading.

Writing Program

Our Writing program is an individualized course designed to help students reach their full academic potential. Our qualified staff will develop strategic writing lessons based on each student's needs and interests.

Our program gives students strategies they can use to become life-long quality writers. Our lessons help students learn more about the writing process including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Spelling will also be refined, and old overused vocabulary will be replaced with more vivid language. Skilled teachers will show students how to use techniques such as thinking maps to compose multi-paragraph papers.

Program Components

Writing to Communicate:

  • Tone
  • Voice
  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Style

Variety of Structures for Many Genres Including:

  • Essays
  • Stories
  • Research papers
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Book reports
  • Narratives
  • Poetry
  • MANY others…

Writing Strategies:

  • Thinking maps
  • Graphic organizers
  • Higher-level thinking skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Writing Process:

  • Brainstorming strategies
  • Planning structure
  • Drafting, proofreading, editing, revising, and publishing

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Hours of Operaton

Our Regular Schedule

Wexford Office Hours

Monday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Wexford Vision Therapy Hours

Monday:

10:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Fox Chapel Office Hours - Vision Therapy Only

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

10:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed