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Online Reading Intervetion

In-Person Reading Therapy

Academic Assessment

Online Reading Intervetion

In-Person Reading Therapy

Academic Assessment

Virtual Instruction via Zoom

Personal. Interactive. Convenient.

Learn with us from geographically almost anywhere!

In-Person Instruction in St. Petersburg Florida

Real-life connections, hands-on learning in a comfortable and focused learning environment.
Limited availability in the 33710 area.

Whether you choose online or in-person, you'll still get the same high-quality reading intervention that we are proud to offer.

I teach kids who hate to read

by reducing the overwhelming and difficult concepts into manageable chunks.

I'm Lindsey Norton, founder of Aligned Academics.

Aligned Academics began as a small, in-home tutoring hobby in 2019, as I transitioned out of public school teaching.
What I soon discovered was that most of my clients were seeking my support because their child wasn’t getting the instruction that they needed in their school setting.
Wanting to do learn about the highest possible quality or reading intervention, I turned to The International Dyslexia Association, The Reading Science Academy, and the Orton-Gillingham Academy. I became obsessive about using evidence-based instructional methods that my students could relate to.
I have kept Aligned Academics small private practice- I won’t take on more than 15 students at a time- but I will never stop seeking out best practices for students.

During our initial consultation, we’ll talk about your child’s strengths and weaknesses, educational goals, and what you are looking for in a tutor. This is a chance for me to learn about your child from your perspective, so I’ll take as much information as I can get!

I will tell you about (or show you, if we connect via Zoom!) what a typical session might look like, the initial assessment process, and answer any questions you might have.

The initial academic assessment consists of five parts. A phonics screener and criterion-referenced test will be used.

  • This is the first step in helping students reach their full potential
  • Identification of academic strengths and weaknesses
  • The information gathered from an assessment is used to create an individualized instruction plan.
  • An academic profile will be developed and a detailed report will be shared
  • This assessment takes approximately 45-50 minutes.
  • *Please be advised that a formal neuropsychological evaluation by a licensed educational psychologist (in most cases), neuropsychologist (less frequently), speech-language therapist (in some cases) is required to diagnose dyslexia.

During our follow-up consultation, I will explain the results of your child’s academic assessment, if reading therapy is recommended, and if so, the frequency and duration of therapy.

Instruction is diagnostic and prescriptive, meaning that instruction is continually monitored within each and every session in order to identify and analyze problems and progress. Information gathered in every session is then used to guide planning of the next session. Instruction always contains elements that focus on resolving the learner’s difficulties and building on their progress as noted from the previous session. This is what makes Orton-Gillingham different, and stand out. Lessons are not pre-planned or pre-scripted. It maximizes our time spent together to pinpoint exactly what the student needs work with and no two student’s sessions are ever exactly alike.

Continuous, ongoing support is provided as a way to keep you informed of your child’s progress towards their personal academic goals. Conversations between the family, child, and myself is part of reading therapy process!

Would you like to see your child's confidence in reading and spelling increase?
You're in the right place.

I love supporting my students outside of tutoring!

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