iStar Reading Club

Have you heard the advice "Read 20 to 30 minutes each day!"?

Chances are your child's teacher has assigned reading at home 20 to 30 minutes per day. Teachers know that regular, consistent practice in reading is essential for academic success. But some children just don't like to read because reading is too hard or uncomfortable. These children fall behind their peers since they are not getting the practice they need.

When your child is enrolled in the iStar Reading Club you can assure that he/she completes 20 to 30 minutes of reading development practice each day. Moreover, the reading practice will be targeted towards his/her current needs and level. Advanced, research proven software will motivate and respond to your child's performance. Data reaches our clinics, where professional Reading-Coaches will monitor and respond to any "red-flags" and adjust program practice as needed. In clinic supportive tutoring sessions are available to further target weak areas or develop motivation and compliance to help your child overcome barriers and build confidence.

One of the key differences between the iStar Reading Club and other tutoring approaches is that the iStar Reading Club makes daily reading practice possible. In traditional tutoring, whether one time a week or two, there usually is not much structured practice that happens between sessions. Research in reading development indicates that frequent, consistent, structured, and well sequenced practice is key to success. The iStar Reading Club brings daily targeted practice in a comprehensive, structured, and sequenced manner that you can supervise right from home. This means kids make progress faster and may not need as many tutoring sessions to reach goals. Your child benefits more, and you spend less time hauling your child around town for appointments.

Here's how it works:

  • Pay membership/signup fee of $149: call 425-213-1016. This fee covers the initial in-clinic or phone consult orientation and training meeting and upto 2 weeks of program use before the 1st of the next month.
  • Schedule initial in-clinic or phone orientation meeting to setup initial software and goals
  • The ongoing fee on the first of each month is $99. This tuition covers the Reading-Coach services and program license for the month.
  • You are automatically advanced to the next month, each month is $99.
  • Need to take a break? Let your Reading-Coach know before the first of the next month
  • Ready for another month(s)? Let your Reading-Coach know, pay for the next month and start improving reading some more!
  • You can start and stop in monthly increments as much as fits your schedule. Software content and goals go all the way up to college level.
  • If your child needs in-clinic tutoring sessions these are available for an additional fee.

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Q: Does my insurance cover iStar Reading Club services?

A: No. iStar Reading Club services are not medical, they are educational. Therefore, the fees are not billable to medical insurance.

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Course 1: Reading Foundations


Good reading depends upon a strong perceptual foundation to quickly and accurately translate symbols (letters, word segments, and whole words) into language. This course uses vowels, consonants, digraphs, blends, suffixes, prefixes, and whole words in activities that develop rapid word perception and understanding. Activities are done on and off the computer, with performance data sent to the Clinic for coaching and personalized progress planning.

[Works on PC, MAC, or iPad]


 

Featuring

 

  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics
  • Word segmentation
  • Automaticity
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
 

Appropriate for:

  • CORE5: Children grades K – 5
  • Strategies for Older Students: grades 6 – 12
 

Commitment:

Complete 30 – 40 min. per day at least 5 days per week

 

Monitoring/ Coaching/ Support

  • E-mail support
  • Daily Red-Flag Monitoring
  • Weekly Progress Reports
  • Supplemental Off-line Activities
 

Tuition and Fees:

  • Membership: $149
  • Monthly Tuition: $99
  • In-clinc Tutoring Sessions: $52 for 50 min session

Offered at:

Bellevue, Bothell and Seattle

www.VisionCDL.com

Course 2: Reading Fluency & Comprehension


Fluency depends upon our ability to coordinate our eyes, track along lines of text, and quickly and accurately recognize and store words in short-term memory. This course builds the smooth flow of reading which leads to better comprehension and enjoyment in reading. Performance data is monitored for coaching and personalized progress planning.

[Works on PC, MAC, or iPad]




 

Featuring

 

  • Silent Reading Fluency
  • Stamina and Efficiency
  • Reading speed
  • Motivation/ Interest/ Value
  • Vocabulary Comprehension
  • Textual Analysis

Course Duration:

Typically 4 – 9 months
 

Appropriate for:

Children grades 3 – 12+
 

Commitment:

Complete 30 – 40 min. per day at least 5 days per week
 

Monitoring/ Coaching/ Support

  • E-mail support
  • Daily Red-Flag Monitoring
  • Weekly Progress Reports
  • Supplemental Off-line Activities
 

Tuition and Fees:

  • Membership: $149
  • Monthly Tuition: $99
  • In-clinc Tutoring Sessions: $52 for 50 min session

Offered at:

Bellevue, Bothell and Seattle

www.VisionCDL.com