Reading Solutions of South Riding

Reading Solutions of South Riding

A Reading, Language and Learning Center focusing on both intervention and enrichment

Anna Safi has Master's and Doctoral level expertise in the field of Learning Differences, Reading, Language Arts and Learning Disabilities. Reading Solutions gives special focus to the needs of bright but disengaged students. Wilson Trained and experienced with many Orton-Gillingham approaches. Special emphasis given to early literacy development and reading interventions. • Phonics • Decoding, • Fluency • Emergent reading and writing • Vocabulary • Comprehension Organizational Skills, Executive Functioning

Mission: At Reading Solutions we believe that every person has a unique learning style, and that many of us do not learn in traditional ways. Therefore, the key to unlocking each student’s potential is to discover his or her own special learning style. Whether a student has dyslexia, an attention deficit disorder (ADD / ADHD), or another learning challenge, there is always a better way to learn! By using a multisensory, hands on approach, students involve all their senses in the learning process. This unique approach provides the learner success in mastering the skills needed for a lifetime.

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Richard Cohen’s “Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education"

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Something to think about. Remember to carve out a special time to read each day this summer.

Share if you believe reading is important!


Retention will not teach a child to read. Although retaining kids in hopes that "maturity" will cause them to learn to read, write, and spell has been discredited for decades, this news doesn't seem to have reached many people who work in schools.

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn Training teachers how identify executive functioning issues in kids is helping to create opportunities for teaching kids skills that lead to better lives.

Power of Positivity

This story brought me to tears. What a powerful lesson...

TeamQuest Dyslexia

64% of fourth graders in the United States are not reading on grade level. When children don’t learn to read in the primary grades, they will not be able to read to learn in middle, high school and beyond. This reading crisis is having a lasting impact on our communities and our national economy. You can be a part of the solution. Join TeamQuest…Until Everyone Can Read!

Read Right

Classroom teachers typically have to deal with students who fairly consistently display oppositional behavior--often because they can't read well enough to participate in the life of the classroom. The following article from Mind/Shift has what seems like good advice for de-escalating interactions with these students! Teachers, take note!

It's Time to Address Teacher Bias Against Special Education Students As a special educator for eight years, I can honestly say that most teachers have good intentions when it comes to reaching all children. That said, not all teachers are comfortable with, or even express happiness with, having special education students in their classrooms. Not surprisingly, a study...

Online Reading Tutor

Very interesting article about inclusion and the underlying problems it can create.

Even when children with dyslexia get specialized instruction at school, they make much more progress when it is combined with additional tutoring. Our online Orton Gillingham based program is evidence based and proven to get results.

Try our FREE assessment app today:

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Have a terrific day, friends! #dyslexia


To Demand Resilience, You Must First Define It.

Decoding Dyslexia - UT

What accommodations have helped your child get some of their time back?

Read Team

I’m starting a new #Dyslexia411 awareness campaign based on some of the incorrect info many parents have heard at schools about dyslexia – whether in IEP meetings, at conferences, 504 meetings or in casual conversation. Know the facts and don’t accept misinformation. Armed with the facts, parents can better advocate for their children. - Kristine

Look for new updates on the blog. #dyslexia #1in5 #saydyslexia #decodingdyslexia

Read Naturally

This Summer, Reading Solutions will begin offering the Read Naturally interventions and fluency builder.

"Read Naturally’s nonfiction stories, which are sprinkled with interesting facts that most adults don’t know, appeal to learners of any age."
Read the full article to find out how to adapt Read Naturally Live for older students.

Please parents, keep this in mind as we move into the SOLs. Our children are NOT the sum total of their test scores.
They are wonderfully unique individuals.
Our children's truest gifts and talents cannot be measured on a standardized assessment.

As we go into testing season . . . make this your motto.

Online Reading Tutor

Reading Solution of South Riding is pleased to announce that we will begin offering The Online Reading Tutor and Academy of Reading, an effective, research-based reading intervention. This hybrid - online plus face-to-face - approach to reading instruction allows students to work individually, progress at their own pace, and achieve grade level improvements, while being monitored by a dedicated reading instructor who meets with each reader regularly.

To learn more about this program visit the Online Tutor at:

To learn how your child can begin to benefit from Online Reading Tutor starting this May or during the summer months please contact us at:
[email protected].
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We look forward to talking with you.

Our passion is "Helping Smart Kids Who Struggle With Reading®" including children and adults with dyslexia. We us Orton-Gillingham based lessons.

Online Reading Tutor

Training in our evidenced based Orton-Gillingham software, along with multisensory language instruction creates new neural networks in the brain that will strengthen the working memory and adaptability in the brain.

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Decoding Dyslexia MD

Every teacher and every parent!


Our teachers are on the front lines of dyslexia, and now that Maryland officially says "dyslexia" (per MSDE), we need ALL teachers to know about the most common LD they will see in every class they teach. #closethegapmd #marylandsaysdyslexia

Navigating College Disability Services and Accommodations with Elizabeth Hamblet Myths about college disability services and accommodations can leave students without the critical knowledge they need. Laws and expectations at the college level are different, but with the proper preparation and understanding, students can be successful!

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Education Talk Radio host Larry Jacobs interviewed Sally Shaywitz, M.D., co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity and author of Overcoming Dyslexia, about the importance of early identification and intervention for young people with dyslexia. It starts with screening children for dyslexia in schools in kindergarten and first grade. Shaywitz, along with Center Co-Director Bennett Shaywitz, M.D., developed a quick, evidence-based screening tool that identifies students who are at risk for dyslexia. The duo teamed up with Pearson to distribute Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen™ to educators.

Listen here:

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Carol Moseley Braun made history as America’s first female African-American Senator. She is also dyslexic. Read our new book, Dyslexia: Profiles of Success, and learn how she attributes her success to her unique point of view as a person with dyslexia. (

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

ICYMI: Our new book introduces you to a remarkable group of dyslexic individuals who have climbed to the top of their professions. From a world-renowned attorney, to a distinguished heart surgeon, to an Olympic gold medalist, they have persevered through their dyslexia and become inspiring leaders in their fields.


This mother and her son have some great tips on how to fight bullying. (via Kristina Kuzmic)

Online Reading Tutor

How Online Reading Tutor Works: via @YouTube

Online Reading Tutor

How Online Reading Tutor Works: via @YouTube

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Way to go Decoding Dyslexia Virginia! Progress continues...

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Great video -- worth a watch (and a share)!

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Some fantastic irony from our friends at Decoding Dyslexia - TN

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Have a fabulous Friday!

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International Dyslexia Association

Speak out and protect your child's future. DeVoss is an unqualified, self-serving woman who has no business serving in a position that will allow her to make crucial decisions about the wellbeing of our children. Her agenda is to privatize public education, dismantle the Americans With Disabilities Act, and divert federal funds - our taxpayer monies - to for profit schools and implement a voucher system.

If you care about the success of ALL our children, please speak up. We must ensure that our schools remain viable options for every schoolchild. Our taxes must be spent on improving our nation's public schools for the benefit of all children; not disenfranchising them to privilege the children of a minority of parents who may disapprove of who is attending or what is being taught.

Among several controversial picks for Cabinet positions, none has generated more concern among children’s disabilities and differences advocates than the choice of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education. IDA speaks out against the DeVos nomination.

#BetsyDeVos #SpeakOut #PressRelease

What I Have Learned

This was an eye-opening read. In my heart, I know that not all kids are the same and that not all kids learn to read in Kindergarten / first grade, and yet our benchmarks and standards tell us that a student is "behind" if he does not meet those benchmarks. Kids learn at different rates.

There is an example, a metaphor, of a flower in this article that really resonated with me. There is an order to which the flower grows: seed - roots - stem - flower; but the rate will be different for each type of flower / plant grows at a different rate.

The underlying theme of this post is making sure that we give children the joy of learning in our classrooms. Don't suck that out while trying to meet benchmarks they're not ready to meet.

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Spread the positive vibes (and love)!

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Fair does not mean equal. Have a good day, friends! #dyslexia

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Question: What program does your school use to assist your student with dyslexia?


A standardized one-size-fits all reading program will not work for children with dyslexia. A reading program needs to be chosen based upon the unique and individual needs of a particular student.

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May your day be filled with laughter!

Good Sensory Learning - Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials


"I got an independent evaluation. My son has dyslexia. I gave the evaluation report to the teacher, who told me that they do not recognize dyslexia." Now what??

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Dyslexia: It's Okay to Go Off Script

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Do you talk freely with your child about his or her dyslexia? Here's why you might want to:

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Dyslexia: 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with dyslexic pupils -

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43228 Valiant Drive
South Riding, VA

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00
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