dePaul School Summer Reading Camp

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Individualized Help for Struggling Readers

June 14 – July 2, 2021

Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 12:30


The dePaul School Summer Reading Camp focuses on improving basic reading and literacy skills. Each student receives instruction in the dePaul Structured Linguistics (DPSL), Auditory Discrimination and Reading.

The program is designed for students struggling with reading and/or experiencing learning difficulties. Placement screening is administered prior to the program start.

  • DPSL works to improve foundation skills in phonics, vocabulary development, grammar, and handwriting through a structured, multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham program
  • Direct, explicit instruction in syllabication, fluency, and reading comprehension
  • Auditory discrimination class focuses on developing basic auditory processing skills and remediating deficiencies
  • Phonics and phonological awareness
  • Reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension
  • Handwriting and written expression
  • Math or technology practice
  • Individualized instruction for school-aged students
  • Linguistics taught with 1:1 or 2:1 Student/Tutor ratio
  • Emphasis placed on areas needing improvement
  • Auditory discrimination skills
  • Open to students attending other schools and dePaul students



8:30 - 9:15
D.P.S.L. (dePaul Structured Linguistics)
  • One-on-one with tutor
    9:15 - 9:30
    Auditory Discrimination
    • Usually split this class into 2: one group of students that are working in Book 1 and then a group working in Book 2
    9:30 - 9:45
    Recess/Snack (supervised by tutors)
    9:45 - 10:20
    • One-on-one with tutor
    10:20 - 10:45
    Creative Writing
    • One-on-one with tutor
    10:45 - 11:30
    • Fluency groups with Gorst (if students levels/abilities allow)
    11:30 - 12:00
    Lunch/PE (supervised by tutors)
    12:00 - 12:30
    • One-on-one with tutor (or in groups depending on ability) working on math facts (or whatever parent requests)
    Dismissal for students

    Weekly written reports are prepared by the tutor and students are recognized each week for their achievements at an assembly attended by parents.

    The Program is Designed for:

    • Students with a diagnosis of dyslexia
    • Students who have difficulty decoding words and are reading below grade level
    • Students who read the words accurately but have poor comprehension
    • Students who lacking fluency and read slowly

    Program Cost

    To be considered for placement in the Summer Reading Camp, please return a completed registration form with a discounted non-refundable $300 deposit by April 1 or $500 after April 1. If we cannot place your student, your registration fee will be refunded. The remaining balance of $2,000 is due before Friday, June 11, 2021.


    Link to Registration Form

    Acceptance of registration materials does not guarantee enrollment in the program. Students must meet minimum testing qualifications to be considered for the Summer Reading Camp and space is limited. Deposit fees will be returned if your child is not accepted into the program.

    Please download and complete the registration form and mail or email it to the address below, along with your deposit. If current cognitive and achievement testing is available, please submit along with registration.

    dePaul School
    2747 Sunset Point Road
    Clearwater, FL 33759
    [email protected]

    Once your application is received, a staff member from dePaul School will call you to discuss program details, schedule pre-assessment testing as well as any additional educational evaluations that are required.

    The program may be full prior to May 1. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.

    Mission Statement

    Helping bright children meet their potential.

    The dePaul School for Dyslexia is a specialized, independent school dedicated to the education of children in 1st-8th grades with dyslexia and related language-based learning difficulties, with the primary goal of enabling these students to achieve academic and personal success.

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    The dePaul School

    2747 Sunset Point Road
    Clearwater, FL 33759


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