Reading specialists at Baltimore Lab School work to support students in their journey to become independent, confident, and enthusiastic lifelong learners. Reading support can be administered through integrated classroom instruction, intensive small group “pull out” services, or through a Strategic Reading course in our High School program.
At Baltimore Lab School, we do not subscribe to just one best method for teaching students who experience reading difficulty. We believe that our students have varying strengths and challenges and that teaching them is far too complex a task to subscribe to one method. We call on our reading specialist expertise, vast training in multisensory reading programs (including those developed by Project Read, Wilson, Lindamood-Bell, Orton Gillingham and Read Naturally), and staff responsiveness to the whole child to implement a diagnostic and prescriptive program that is tailored to each student's’ individual needs.
Student progress is informally monitored during reading sessions and assessed two times during the school year using a research-based benchmark assessment system, as well as a fluency assessment to identify instructional and independent reading levels and document student progress.