dePaul School Summer Reading Camp

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Individualized Help for Struggling Readers

June 8 – July 2, 2020

Monday - Friday, 8:30-11:30


The dePaul School Summer Reading Camp focuses on improving basic reading and literacy skills.  Each student receives instruction in the dePaul School’s signature Orton-Gillingham based linguistics curriculum; dePaul Structured Linguistics (DPSL), auditory discrimination, reading and written expression.

Specific skills addressed include:

  • Phonics and phonological awareness
  • Reading accuracy and comprehension
  • Handwriting and written expression
  • Auditory discrimination skills
  • Vocabulary development and spelling

Students receive individualized, multi-sensory, direct, explicit instruction with 1:1 or 2:1 student/tutor ratio. All tutors are trained by qualified personnel in the use of dePaul curriculum, materials and methods.


DPSL: 2 - 40 minute sessions daily
DPSL works to improve foundation skills in phonics, vocabulary development, grammar, and handwriting through a structured, multi-sensory curriculum.
Auditory: 15 minutes daily
Auditory Discrimination class focuses on developing basic auditory processing skills and remediating deficiencies.
Recess/Snack: 15 minutes
Writing: 30 minutes daily
Individualized instruction on the mechanics of writing – grammar, punctuation
Reading: 40 minutes daily
Direct, explicit instruction in syllabication, fluency, and reading comprehension.

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

$2500, with a $500 non-refundable deposit due with registration, and the remaining balance ($2,000) is due no later than Monday, June 1, 2020.


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 $500 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.

Registration ends on May 8, 2020. The program may be full prior to May 8. 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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