Reading Connections Inc. Home Reading Connections offers reading and spelling instruction for those that would otherwise be diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, autistic, right brained or as a visual spatial learner. ">
The not-for-profit organization of Reading Connections Inc. provides an alternative method of reading instruction for students who process information in ways beyond the scope of conventional instruction. The multi-sensory, sequential phonics procedure which we use has been researched and developed by Reading Connections' Executive Director, Mary Bowers, who used the procedure in her classroom with first and second graders for a period of ten years. During this time she realized that the children who may have otherwise been considered at-risk in reading were able to make the usual grade level gains, while those not at-risk achieved levels above their grade. Bowers left her teaching position and began Reading Connections in July of 1996 as a way to help at-risk students from a number of schools rather than only those assigned to her classroom.
To this date the Reading Connections staff has worked with over 3,000 students representing over 40 school districts. Our facility allows us the liberty to work with children year-round instead of only during the school year. We use very little of our budget for advertising purposes—our growth has predominantly occurred by word-of-mouth. A large percentage of our students have been referred by their teachers, their physicians, Family Services and/or Literacy Councils.
In addition to being able to work with students, we have also instructed teachers so that they can use the procedures in their classrooms. We have already worked with over 300 teachers representing over 45 school districts, and we look forward to reaching out to more teachers in our future workshops. We also have produced materials conducive to our method and have written both student and teacher editions. Nine staff members donated over 5,000 hours to develop over 1800 pages of materials, which are used both at Reading Connections Inc. and in classroom settings. The Reading Connections method and materials also are being utilized by the Kids' Ranch in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
The mission of Reading Connections Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is to bring literacy to individuals requiring unique research-driven instruction in reading, spelling and comprehension.
560 Centennial Centre Blvd, Ste140
Hobart, WI 54155
Ph: (920) 865-1001
Fax: (920) 865-1003
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