Now that my young students have come and finished one of my many programs, I can certainly say that for many (if not all of them), have moved on to bigger and brighter futures. Except for the case of one mother who has recently contacted me on Facebook.
To make a long story short (or bearable in this case) I was on my way to one of my private school vendors when Facebook alerts me of a message that was shared by a former client. Instead of looking away from the screen and starting my car to travel a total of two miles, I decide to read the message that - for one brief second, solidified the reason why I love what we do.
Here is the message that she wrote (I know that she might be reading this so I am deleting some of the information because - confidentiality):
I know that for some reason or another, our company has been able to help so many students. I remember working with this little man and many others like him. Like many who visit my practice, his parents decided working with us after visiting another agency for six months. This wonderful mother (a former teacher) was one that I came to respect and was happy to work with. We came up with a few changes to help him not only have the stamina to read, but showed him how to manage the world around him.
K** here. Not sure if you remember working with W********? K************* Just to let you know we have nightly arguments for him to go to bed because all he wants to do is read! Thank you so much and now that I am back teaching I recommend LR to parents.
By the way, thank you to "K" and all the other parents that I am so happy to have helped over the years. I'm grateful that you allowed us the opportunity to work with your child and bring them a newly learned skill that they will value for the rest of their lives.
If you have any questions about Learning Ridge and our approach to Orton-Gillingham, please do not hesitate to contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us at (404) 964-8533.