Literacy Nassau

1 Ivy Lane

Wantagh, New York 11793    

Phone: (516) 867-3580

www.LiteracyNassau.org 

mail@literacynassau.org

 

Our donation-based reading/writing center provides individualized instruction to children who struggle with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.  Tutoring sessions are delivered by trained Orton Gillingham (OG) practitioners under the supervision of a Fellow of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Click here to learn more.  

We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced small group instruction for English Language Learners:

Beginner small groups (levels 1 and 2) are 10-week, curriculum-based survival English courses.  These groups are taught by a volunteer teacher and meet for 3-4 hours per week.

Intermediate and advanced small groups (levels 3-4) are taught by a volunteer teacher who leads students through lessons on community life, civics, workplace English and more, while facilitating peer-to-peer interaction through pair work and group work.  This curriculum-based course runs for 10 weeks (3-4 hours per week), and introduces real-life classroom expectations such as homework, projects, and more.

We also provide citizenship classes for students who are preparing for their naturalization interview.  

Basic Literacy Learners (BLL) are (mostly) English speaking, American born adults who struggle with deficiencies in reading, writing, spelling, and/or comprehension.  These students either weren’t afforded the appropriate chances to be educated or had undiagnosed learning disabilities as children that prohibited them from keeping up in school.​ We offer phonics-based small group instruction using the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach to teach BL students how to decode and encode words more efficiently.

These book clubs of 6-8 people offer adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to read for pleasure and socialize in the community. Guided by a pair of trained volunteer facilitators, Literacy Nassau's Next Chapter Book Clubs meet weekly for an hour at select libraries and cafes across Nassau and Suffolk counties.     

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn to express themselves creatively through writing, make new friends, and enjoy community life. Guided by a pair of trained volunteers, Jot It Down Writing Clubs meet weekly for one hour out in the community.