The ability to read...

      ...accurately and fluently in our information age society is crucial. Unfortunately, many children do not have an easy time learning this essential skill, regardless of their intellectual ability. Their struggles with reading can be a source of great frustration for them and the people who love them. And if these children aren't given the necessary tools to master the written language, they grow up to become adults who may never reach their full potential.

The good news is...

      ... that there is a way for these children and adults to get the help they need to overcome their struggles with reading and writing. If you or one of your children struggle with learning to read or spell, it may be because a more systematic approach is needed. The Orton-Gillingham method is a research based, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, language-based approach to teaching reading and spelling that has been helping children, teens and adults for decades.

Kathy Fears...

      ... is a trained Orton-Gillingham reading therapist who offers private and small group tutoring in Mounds View, Minnesota. She also shares the key concepts and techniques of Orton Gillingham in her workshops which are offered throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

***Peabody Testing****

      ...Kathy has been offering Peabody testing as a service to homeschoolers since 2010. The Peabody is a standardized, nationally norm-referenced achievement test that meets the homeschool testing requirement for the state of Minnesota.

Kathy's Reading Workshops were featured in the October 28, 2008 Minneapolis, Minnesota Star Tribune Article, "Helping Kids Crack the Code"
(also found here)