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The center is available to serve the following diagnoses and many more who go undiagnosed but experience learning difficulties:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Audio-processing disorder
  • Dysgraphia
  • Visual-processing disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder.

Focus Areas

The content is diagnostic and prescriptive, thus varies upon the individual student, but the underlying goal is to address language and math skills in the following areas:

  • phonemic awareness and word attack skills
  • spelling (encoding)
  • vocabulary
  • reading comprehension
  • reading fluency
  • grammar/syntax
  • expository writing (composition)
  • handwriting and/or keyboarding
  • math calculation and/or math reasoning

Information for Educators

Summer at the Center for Multisensory Learning

Thank you for a wonderful summer! Check back soon for our 2019 summer update! This summer, The Center for Multisensory Learning at Wheeling Country Day School is excited to offer a variety of programming for students from Junior Kindergarten - Eighth Grade. These programs will focus on multisensory math and reading, with special emphasis on systematic instruction [...]

Does My Child Have A Learning Issue?

If you’re feeling lost or overwhelmed with the thought that your child may have learning or attention issues, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, one in five children in the United States deals with these issues. The good news is, with the right support systems and learning environments in place they can and will flourish […]

Find a Specialty School Near You With IDA School Network

Educators and parents concerned with the long term education of students with learning differences can search  this list of schools within the LD Independent School Network. The list is provided by the International Dyslexia Association, and while each school can vary greatly in their specific target population and services provided, each in the Network generally address the needs of students […]

Strategies for Teachers With Struggling Readers in Class

In this practical (and personal) post from an educator with The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, classroom teachers are given advice on how to help their emergent readers, even without a Ph.D. The article talks about what the educator did in the past when recognizing a struggling student, as well as how they’ve changed […]

Screenings & Assessments

When identifying specific learning difficulties in children, teachers at Wheeling Country Day School strive to help parents choose the right evaluation that will meet your child’s educational needs.  Mentors at The Center for Multisensory Learning provide multiple screenings and informal assessments that drive the instruction in the classroom and individualize the specific intervention practices in our after-school mentoring program. For further learning and attention needs, we strategically help parents choose the right clinical evaluator. We help you determine the best option to provide thorough, quality assessments, decipher the results, and support your child’s learning from provided educational recommendations and accommodations. A free consult is available for the options that are available for your area of concern.

Where Professional Development Happens

As we strive to stay at the forefront of innovative educational practices, particularly as it pertains to students with learning differences, the staff of The Center for Multisensory Learning at Wheeling Country Day School continually updates their professional credentials. Often one of the most daunting aspects of this goal, however, is successfully identifying and vetting reputable professional development opportunities. It’s always easier when a trusted source can guide the search, which is where we come in. Whether completing formal graduate coursework, attending one- or multi-day conferences, or completing certification programs designed in Ortan-Gillingham methodology, our staff has compiled the following, ever-growing list of professional development opportunities for educators such as yourself.

For more information on how The Center for Multisensory Learning can help your child, email our director, Theresa Kowcheck, at tkowcheck@wcdsedu.com.

“The provided remediation by The Center for Multisensory Learning at WCDS is helping students overcome their weaknesses and harness their strengths by giving them the strategies to appreciate their unique talents.”