Levy Learning Center Day School
2210 Pierce Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
Welcome to the Levy Learning Center Day School which is an independent, co-educational day school, in Hollywood, FL, focused exclusively on helping students in grades, Kindergarten through 8th who have language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, and developmental delays.
Our philosophy is that all children can be successful, competent, motivated learners. The key to their success is language competency, which is central to all aspects of academic, social, and emotional growth. Proficiency in language means more than language competency. It is more than basic reading and writing skills. It is all about understanding and following directions, organization, problem solving, building general knowledge, expressing ideas, making friends, assessing social actions, and behaving appropriately.
At the Levy Learning Center Day School, students succeed in academic subjects. They become aware of their learning strengths, as well as their weaknesses, and learn strategies which can be used to achieve further academic success. We work with the parents of our students to promote self-esteem in their students. We empower our students to advocate their educational needs.
Our curriculum is language-intensive, with small class size. Students receive direct instruction in all academic areas, rather than working on independent assignments during class time. In order to provide direct instruction, students are grouped according to instructional levels. Progress is monitored continually and modifications in group placement are made whenever needed.
There are three periods of language arts each day: reading, writing, language skills, and study skills. Our staff is trained in Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell® methods.
Students participate in daily periods of math, taught in small, homogenous groups, aimed at helping students develop the ability to solve problems, reason logically, and communicate mathematically
Our science curriculum is hands-on, developing problem-solving and cooperative learning techniques.
Our program helps students develop the skills and processes needed to education citizens. It integrates content with reading, writing, and study skills.
In addition, all students enjoy regular periods of physical education, art, and music. Computer skills and keyboarding are also taught. We have touch screen computers which allow hands-on, kinesthetic reinforcement of letter formation and the sound structure of words.
The Levy Learning Center Day School offers a multi-sensory, structured program, based on researched-based methodology. Key to our educational methods is the Orton-Gillingham program. Dr. Samuel Orton, a neurologist, and Anna Gillingham, a psychologist, first developed this approach which teaches reading, writing, and spelling to students who have not learned to read and write adequately with conventional teaching methods.
The Lindamood-Bell® method uses symbol imagery for fluency, sight words, and spelling. It also stresses language comprehension and critical thinking.
Our staff are trained on both Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell® methods.
At the Levy Learning Center Day School, reading, spelling, and writing are taught in one integrated lesson. This allows each aspect of written language to reinforce the other. This approach is different from conventional instruction in which phonics (sound-letter association), writing, reading, and spelling are taught as completely separate subjects. The reading component places emphasis on both accurate word recognition (sounding out words) and comprehension. Reading Comprehension strategies include Highlighting, Summarizing, Retelling, and Drawing Conclusions. Spelling is taught through daily dictations in which students learn to encode spoken language.
The Strategy for Success program was written by Dr. Levy and includes workbooks to improve reading comprehension and develops better skills at writing paragraphs and essays. This program has been used successfully in the private sector as well as in the Supplementary Educational Services.
Levy Learning Center, Inc. is not Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes®, nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored, or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood, or Pat Lindamood.
Instruction begins by teaching students each letter, then immediately building the sounds into meaningful sounds and sentences. Students see and write each letter, as they see and hear each sound. We often use a special touch screen tablet computer to allow the student to trace with their index finger each letter and sound. This optimizes the kinesthetic memory. This multi-sensory approach helps students remember basic phonetic principles required for fluent reading. Principles are reinforced by teachers across the curriculum. Instruction is carefully individualized so that each student can progress at his or her optimal rate. Higher levels of Orton-Gillingham sequence focuses on multi-syllabic words and prefixes, suffixes, and roots to build vocabulary.
Organizational skills are often missing in our students. We spend much effort and time to assist the students in developing these skills. We use many different methods, including technology to work on these issues, which often keep the students back from reaching their true potential.
Levy Learning Center is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Process® nor is it affliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored, or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood, or Pat Lindamood