Computer program aids literacy
Stepping Up Resource Centre, which has been offering tutoring and exam preparation to Montreal students since 2001, is now helping children who struggle with dyslexia and other reading difficulties through a new, computer-based program called the Cellfield Intervention.
The program, which was created 10 years ago in Australia, uses computers, reading sessions and homework to help students improve their reading skills. The focus is on getting students excited about reading and keeping them motivated to improve.
The program runs for 13 weeks, is appropriate for ages 8-20 and costs $1,800. It is offered in English only. For more information, contact Ingrid Poupart at (438) 380-3635 or visit www.steppingup.net.