Frequently Asked Questions
Our Center is open from 12:00 to 6:35 pm Monday to Thursday and 2:00 to 5:00 pm Friday.
Yes! We can accept students at 12:15, 1:05 or 1:55
Yes. We work closely with Home School Associations as well as accept payment from Autism Funding.
If Orton-Gillingham tutoring has been recommended by a registered psychologist our fees can be deducted on the medical section on your income tax return. Please visit cra.ca for more information. We also recommend that you contact an accountant familiar with this tax deduction and/or the Disability Tax Credit.
All our lessons are one-on-one and individualized to meet each student’s needs.
All students are required to complete our intake evaluation prior to enrollment at Stepping 4words. The cost of the evaluation is $125.00. Evaluation reporting is done verbally, however, if you require a written report the cost is $75.00.
It is best to contact us via telephone to book an appointment. 604-837-2459
No. Our multisensory program is designed to help all struggling learners acquire reading and writing skills.
An educational psychologist is qualified to diagnose a learning disability. Click here for warning signs of learning disabilities. Please contact us for a list of recommended psychologists in your area.
Your first step is to book an intake evaluation with us. Upon completion of our intake evaluation we can help you move forward to getting the necessary help. We have helped many students gain access to programs within their school district. Please contact us and we would be happy to help you advocate with your school effectively.
Our Orton-Gillingham multisensory program takes approximately two school years to complete based on a minimum of twice weekly attendance. We proceed through the program as quickly as we can, but as slowly as needed. All students will progress at their own rate.
Although many students complete our O-G program in the two school years, many students continue with tutoring to focus on advance spelling rules/generalizations as well as progress into our written output/paragraph writing program using assisted technology, or focus on comprehension.
We try to keep students with one tutor; however, at times placements have to be changed. We reserve the right to change tutors but do our best to keep students consistently with one tutor.
From time to time we have a dog at the Center however, her hours are not scheduled and she is not guaranteed to be here daily.
Our Center has hardwood floors and we do our best to keep the Center free and clear of dog hair. If you child has a fear of dogs, they do not need to interact with her.
Please see our Policy and Procedure for missed lessons.
Yes. Our programs are modelled on VAKT methodology of teaching. They are VISUAL, AUDITORY, KINESTHETIC and TACTILE.
Our tutors follow the principles of the Orton-Gillingham methodology based on a sequential, multisensory, phonetic approach to learning. One of the most important benefits of this systematic method of instruction is the confidence that it builds within the individual student. Success is fostered, and strong foundations are laid by implicit direct instruction taught by our O-G trained tutors using all sensory pathways.
Yes! Huge changes in remediation of language based learning differences lie in Assistive Technology such as the use of word processors, iPads, software, and the new and innovative products emerging every day. Tutors at Stepping 4words Learning Center research and collaborate with businesses, educators, and work hands-on with their students, to stay apprised of this rapidly emerging and ever-changing technology.
Yes! All our tutors have a computer/and or tablet at their station. We use specialized software to help our children that have written output disorders. We also teach multisensory keyboarding to students to ensure they acquire the appropriate and proper skills required to become proficient with technologies.
Our Spring Break 2021 closure is March 22 – 26 (one week only). Please contact us for available dates and times for Summer availability.
We accept cash, cheques (post-dated) and e-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org.