The MSL Club was primarily set up to reduce the sense of isolation that dyslexic students feel as a result of struggling with literacy. By spending time with other dyslexic children, we hope your child feels more supported in knowing that they are not alone.
Our day program is broken into two main areas; literacy education and interest and fun based activities.
The literacy education consists of a small group of students, guided by a highly trained MSL educator who is either a trained teacher, aide or speech therapist. This component is run in the mornings of our program. Students are placed primarily in age and then literacy level appropriate groupings, according to the results of their submitted spelling results.
For some of our students, they may feel as though they have been taught the content before in other intervention. That may be the case, but until the student can reproduce by decoding and encoding that learning, revisiting it is vital. In some cases, those stronger students will be asked to demonstrate and lead the learning in certain areas- a role that not many dyslexic students have the opportunity to take.
Other students may find that the content is new to them, and may feel overwhelmed initially. This is also normal and expected. By taking part in the sessions, the student is being exposed to generalisations and rules that will help them going forward.
It is important to note that the MSL Club is not about making major educational breakthroughs in the 4 days.
Dyslexia doesn’t work like that.
MSL Club is about giving students exposure and practice to literacy, while being in a supported and valued environment. Self esteem is the most important thing.
Fun Based Activities
Our afternoon sessions are the time when students can participate in activities, work together, and let their strengths shine through. They can have fun and feel confident in the fact that they are one of many, and not alone in their school environment.We hope that your children make new support networks, and take with them the understanding that there is nothing wrong with them, and that they just need to learn differently.
If your child does not feel isolated, or their literacy skills are at the level of their non-dyslexic peers, then the MSL Club may not be the right place for your child.
Please consider this carefully before applying.