REWARDS for middle school students:
LifeManagement Center is successfully addressing the need for reading assistance programs at Charleston County Public Middle Schools with its Reading REWARDS program.
Reading REWARDS is a researched based intervention program used by learning specialists nationwide for students in need of improved reading strategies. LMC instructors work with small classes of approximately six students. The program consists of 20 sessions. Schools select students for participation based on reading proficiency test scores.
Participants have seen dramatic improvement in their reading speed and accuracy, gaining an average of 15 words per minute. As a result, these students feel more confident in their reading ability. LMC believes that in the long term, improved reading skills will decrease high school dropout rates, a pressing concern within South Carolina.