Richards Learning Systems

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There is a literacy crisis in our country.  Millions of Americans cannot read and it has an enormous economic impact on our community.  We have a simple solution that will solve this problem – a revolutionary video reading series that will teach students and train teachers at the same time.  But we need your help. An Award Winning Curriculum – …

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Multi-Sensory Phonics Workshop

When students struggle with reading skills, it is often recommended that they learn to read by using a hands-on approach, like a multi-sensory method.  Each fall, North Coast Education Services proudly offers a multi-sensory phonics workshop for those who wish to learn Richards Learning Systems®, an award-winning approach to reading.  What is Richards Learning Systems®? Richards Learning Systems® is a …

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“Mis-Education” in Our Schools

By Carole Richards   For decades I’ve talked about the literacy crisis in the United States.  Despite spending $92,000 per year on education, literacy rates have remained stagnant since the 1970’s. Let me explain the problem.  If students cannot effortlessly read the big words in a passage, they will not comprehend what they read.  If they cannot effortlessly spell the …

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Richards Learning Systems — Student Spotlight, Davyon

North Coast Education Services has tutored thousands of children and adults in its 30 year tenure.  Our students and their success are our pride and joy.  It warms our hearts to hear stories of their achievements.  Through the years, we have heard some incredible stories, especially from students of our Richards Learning Systems (RLS) program. This student success story spotlights a …

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Academic Fun & Fitness Camp 2017

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Looking for a rewarding summer experience for your child?  Consider the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp – an Ohio special needs summer camp offering reading, math, social skills development, and more! Multi-Sensory Academics Mornings at the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp are dedicated to multi-sensory academics.  Our dedicated camp directors read through testing reports for every camper and place them …

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Everyone…yes, everyone…can learn how to read.

Reading Now Available for Everyone! By Carole Richards   Meredith and Paige believe there are students in our schools that are unable to ever learn to read! This troubling statement says there are most likely some teachers and administrators with the same belief. Bruce Meredith (former general counsel to the Wisconsin Education Association Council) and Mark Paige (assistant professor of …

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Cook for a Cause: 5 Lessons Kids Can Learn in the Kitchen

The holidays are here!  (Has a whole year really gone by that quickly?)  No doubt you have a seemingly endless list of chores and errands on your calendar.  Wash this, dust that, straighten this room, etc. In the midst of the holidays, it’s difficult to find time to educate your children.  With so many other things to do, how can you …

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Fun and Educational Halloween Activities!

The leaves are starting to change and there is a chill in the air. Autumn has begun and Halloween will be here before we know it. While your kids anxiously plan out the most profitable trick-or-treat route, rest assured that Halloween is more than just buckets of candy (and trips to the dentist). Every day events and holidays are wonderful …

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The Effects of Reading Just 20 Minutes a Day

“Read 20 minutes a day.” It’s a common homework assignment that often gets overlooked. With all of the other papers to do, lack of time, and a limited attention span, many parents tend to skip this critical assignment and do not enforce the importance of reading.   Does 20 minutes a day seem so long now? Look at the impact …

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