Student Success Stories

SIMON ZAHRBOCK

Age Now: 18

 

WHAT DID THE RTC TEAM LEARN FROM THE EVALUATION?

As a 5th grader in 2011, Simon was diagnosed with Dyslexia having difficulties in the areas of reading and spelling; however, he had significantly high average language skills. He had struggled with reading since first grade and had been in the Title I Program for reading. At the time of the evaluation, he was two years behind grade level in reading and three years behind in spelling.

WHAT PROGRESS WAS SEEN THROUGHOUT THERAPY AT RTC?

The progress that Simon made in three months was significant. He gained four grade levels in reading accuracy and two grade levels in spelling. His confidence soared.

WHERE IS THE STUDENT NOW?

Simon graduated from high school in the spring of 2019 with honors. He will be attending college in the fall.

“From a parent perspective, we were so pleased with the program.  Simon gained the skills needed to learn to work through his dyslexia.  At the time he went through the program, he moved from below grade level reading and comprehension to above grade level.  He is now a senior in high school, soon to be graduating with honors, and well prepared for college.”

-Shana {Simon’s Mom}

SIMON ZAHRBOCK

Age Now: 18

WHAT DID THE RTC TEAM LEARN FROM THE EVALUATION?

As a 5th grader in 2011, Simon was diagnosed with Dyslexia having difficulties in the areas of reading and spelling; however, he had significantly high average language skills. He had struggled with reading since first grade and had been in the Title I Program for reading. At the time of the evaluation, he was two years behind grade level in reading and three years behind in spelling.

WHAT PROGRESS WAS SEEN THROUGHOUT THERAPY AT RTC?

The progress that Simon made in three months was significant. He gained four grade levels in reading accuracy and two grade levels in spelling. His confidence soared.

 

WHERE IS THE STUDENT NOW?

Simon graduated from high school in the spring of 2019 with honors. He will be attending college in the fall.

“From a parent perspective, we were so pleased with the program.  Simon gained the skills needed to learn to work through his dyslexia.  At the time he went through the program, he moved from below grade level reading and comprehension to above grade level.  He is now a senior in high school, soon to be graduating with honors, and well prepared for college.”

-Shana {Simon’s Mom}

JENSEN DAVIS

Age Now: 8

WHAT DID THE RTC TEAM LEARN FROM THE EVALUATION?

Jensen’s initial evaluation as a second grader revealed difficulties in the areas of reading and spelling. Mild weaknesses were also seen in sentence patterns, grammar, and other areas of language. He scored below a first grade level in story reading and at a beginning first grade level in spelling.

WHAT PROGRESS WAS SEEN THROUGHOUT THERAPY AT RTC?

The progress Jensen made in six months was highly significant in reading, spelling and language skill. He gained two and a half years in story reading and almost two years in spelling. His core language score went from the 18th to the 45th percentile.

WHERE IS THE STUDENT NOW?

Jensen is currently succeeding in the regular classroom setting and is not receiving therapy.

“A huge thank you to Sue and the staff at Reading Therapy Center! We feel so blessed and grateful for the time that Jensen was able to spend at RTC. He used to be a little boy who dreaded homework and reading to himself. The amazing teachers have significantly improved his reading skills which have helped him develop confidence and a love for reading!”

-Andrea Davis {Jensen’s Mom}

JENSEN DAVIS

Age Now: 8

WHAT DID THE RTC TEAM LEARN FROM THE EVALUATION?

Jensen’s initial evaluation as a second grader revealed difficulties in the areas of reading and spelling. Mild weaknesses were also seen in sentence patterns, grammar, and other areas of language. He scored below a first grade level in story reading and at a beginning first grade level in spelling.

WHAT PROGRESS WAS SEEN THROUGHOUT THERAPY AT RTC?

The progress Jensen made in six months was highly significant in reading, spelling and language skill. He gained two and a half years in story reading and almost two years in spelling. His core language score went from the 18th to the 45th percentile.

WHERE IS THE STUDENT NOW?

Jensen is currently succeeding in the regular classroom setting and is not receiving therapy.

“A huge thank you to Sue and the staff at Reading Therapy Center! We feel so blessed and grateful for the time that Jensen was able to spend at RTC. He used to be a little boy who dreaded homework and reading to himself. The amazing teachers have significantly improved his reading skills which have helped him develop confidence and a love for reading!”

-Andrea Davis {Jensen’s Mom}

ASHLEY ROELOFS

Age Now: 20, Post-Secondary

 

WHAT DID THE RTC TEAM LEARN FROM THE EVALUATION?

Ashley initially received therapy through the Reading Therapy Center, Inc. as a grade school student and then returned as a first year freshman in college. Her dream was to attend Ridgewater College, but she was unable to score high enough on her Accuplacer test to enter into college level courses. Ashley’s re-evaluation on February 9, 2017 revealed that her reading accuracy and reading comprehension scores were at a sixth grade level. Her core language score was at the 12th percentile with difficulties in listening comprehension and sentence patterns/writing skill. It was recommended that Ashley enroll at RTC from June 5, 2017 to May 24, 2018 for more intensive therapy. This would allow her to progress to college level curriculum.

WHAT PROGRESS WAS SEEN THROUGHOUT THERAPY AT RTC?

Ashley made significant gains in reading and language skills. Within this one year period of therapy, she improved six grade levels in reading accuracy and reading comprehension. Her core language score increased from the 12th percentile to the 63rd percentile. She re-enrolled in college.

WHERE IS THE STUDENT NOW?

Currently Ashley is pursuing an AS Degree in Early Childhood Education and will be pursuing a four-year Elementary Education Degree.

“My experience at RTC was incredible. The well-trained and experienced staff there are so supportive and want the best for each student. RTC has taught me so much and has given me the mindset to keep learning even when things are hard to comprehend. I believe that I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the help of RTC.”

-Ashley Roelofs

ASHLEY ROELOFS

Age Now: 20, Post-Secondary

 

WHAT DID THE RTC TEAM LEARN FROM THE EVALUATION?

Ashley initially received therapy through the Reading Therapy Center, Inc. as a grade school student and then returned as a first year freshman in college. Her dream was to attend Ridgewater College, but she was unable to score high enough on her Accuplacer test to enter into college level courses. Ashley’s re-evaluation on February 9, 2017 revealed that her reading accuracy and reading comprehension scores were at a sixth grade level. Her core language score was at the 12th percentile with difficulties in listening comprehension and sentence patterns/writing skill. It was recommended that Ashley enroll at RTC from June 5, 2017 to May 24, 2018 for more intensive therapy. This would allow her to progress to college level curriculum.

WHAT PROGRESS WAS SEEN THROUGHOUT THERAPY AT RTC?

Ashley made significant gains in reading and language skills. Within this one year period of therapy, she improved six grade levels in reading accuracy and reading comprehension. Her core language score increased from the 12th percentile to the 63rd percentile. She re-enrolled in college.

WHERE IS THE STUDENT NOW?

Currently Ashley is pursuing an AS Degree in Early Childhood Education and will be pursuing a four-year Elementary Education Degree.

“My experience at RTC was incredible. The well-trained and experienced staff there are so supportive and want the best for each student. RTC has taught me so much and has given me the mindset to keep learning even when things are hard to comprehend. I believe that I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the help of RTC.”

-Ashley Roelofs

Layla’s Reading Therapy Center Story

“I get so emotional just speaking about what we have come across with Layla and Reading Therapy.” — Reading Therapy Center Student Parent Luz.

Emily’s Success Story

“I’m so thankful for the Reading Therapy Center. I wouldn’t be able to do what I am doing without them — truly!!! 

As a 4th grader who was comprehending at a kindergarten level, no one would’ve thought I’d grow up to be working with copywriting & storytelling. 

I love my Reading Therapy Center!!!” — Former RTC student Emily

Julia’s Success Story

““From the age of 5 to 11 — that was a long time of struggling and not really knowing what was going on. When I finally was diagnosed (with Dyslexia) there were mixed emotions definitely.

The RTC did so much for me and gave me information about myself that I had always been looking for.” — Former RTC student Julia

Emily’s Success Story

“I’m so thankful for the Reading Therapy Center. I wouldn’t be able to do what I am doing without them — truly!!! 

As a 4th grader who was comprehending at a kindergarten level, no one would’ve thought I’d grow up to be working with copywriting & storytelling. 

I love my Reading Therapy Center!!!” — Former RTC student Emily

Julia’s Success Story

““From the age of 5 to 11 — that was a long time of struggling and not really knowing what was going on. When I finally was diagnosed (with Dyslexia) there were mixed emotions definitely.

The RTC did so much for me and gave me information about myself that I had always been looking for.” — Former RTC student Julia

Hannah’s Reading Therapy Center Story

“If you have any doubts, at least come and talk to the Reading Therapy Center and get tested. Start there and see where it leads you.

I am super pleased with the results we have seen and that (Hannah) now has the confidence to know she can achieve whatever she wants.” – Hannah’s Mom