Each session lasts for one hour and twice-weekly attendance is very strongly recommended. Poor short-term memory is often a symptom of dyslexia and a too-long gap between sessions can lead to some of the learning being lost, which will obviously hamper progress. Students can be disheartened and discouraged when progress is slow and, for this reason, a reduced rate is given for twice-weekly attendance. Once per week is good, but twice per week is more than twice as good and results in a shorter and cheaper course in the long run.
Sessions are held each weekday afternoon, between 4pm and 7pm (sometimes changing to morning sessions during the August school holidays). There is no extra work to do between sessions and once the student has reached their target reading and spelling ages, they usually stop attending – their achievements are permanent and there should be no slipping back.
We recognise that students’ progress is adversely impacted by large gaps in tuition. Therefore, we run our programmes throughout the year, closing only for bank holidays, 2 weeks at Christmas and 2 set weeks in summer.