Learning Ladder

Learning LadderThe Learning Ladder offers One-on-One tutoring in all subjects K-12, Test Preparation: (HSPT, ISEE, PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL) and Jr. High Boot Camp.

Summer programs include an intensive 2-week bootcamp, and grade appropriate customized programs for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Topics covered include standardized test-taking strategies, study skills, competitive writing, math review, reading comprehension, Spanish and Humanities.

Website:  www.learningladder.biz

Contact:  info@Learningladder.biz

Phone:  (818)790-4357

Office: 4490 Cornishon Avenue, Suite 9  La Canada Flintridge, CA. 91011  (map)

Literacy Camp for Struggling Readers

Loma Linda UniversityLoma Linda University offers a summer camp for struggling readers.

The intensive literacy camp is for incoming kindergarten and first grade students who have difficulty beginning reading or who are at risk for difficulty beginning reading.

Campers will have fun while focusing on the building blocks of reading: literature awareness, syllable awareness, rhyme awareness, segmenting and blending.

Camp is held in July and August.  Contact the program directly for exact dates and times.

The cost is $250 per child.  A $50 discount for those mentioning this listing.

Contact: Jennifer St. Clair, Asst. Professor Clinical Coordinator  jstclair@llu.edu

Phone:  (909) 558-4998 x42074

Location: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. (San Bernadino County)  (map)

Pride Learning Center

Pride Learning Center


Pride’s reading and writing program is based on Orton-Gillingham research and uses the multisensory elements of listening, seeing, touching, and moving.

Pride’s structured program follows a routine that begins with recognition of the letters, the sounds of the letters, and the sounds of letter combinations (phonemes).  They first build a strong foundation for each student, fill in reading gaps from the past, and then move forward, step-by-step through practice and repetition.

In addition to the one-on-one lessons with a certified Pride teacher, the students also utilize the latest advances in computer based reading technology to enhance learned concepts through a familiar multi-media interface. The Pride approach is unique in its ability to help students build lasting memories of learned concepts. Every child at Pride becomes an independent and confident reader!

With 5 locations throughout Southern California, pride offers year-long (including summer) programs for kids of all ages.

Website:  www.pridelearningcenter.com

Contact:  info@pridelearningcenter.com

Phone:  (866) 774-3342

Locations: Redondo Beach, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, West Los Angeles, San Clemente  (map)

Say N’ Play Camp

LA Speech and Language CenterThe Say N’ Play Summer Speech Camp, run by the Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy Center, is an intense speech and language based program taught by licensed speech-language pathologists (SLPs).

Their innovative camp is thematically based and includes weekly field trips to exciting locations such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles Zoo and AdventurePlex. Additionally, select children receive individual or group pull-out speech therapy two times per week from our culturally diverse staff of SLPs.

Since it’s inception in the late ’90s, this fun-filled camp has gained in popularity, drawing staff and families from around the country.

 The staff to child ratio is 1:4 or 1:2, depending upon each child’s need, as determined by their team.  Support staff are college students from across the country, many of who return each year.  They also include very responsible high school volunteers  – the best and brightest from local private schools – whom they affectionately call “speech buddies”, who serve as “buddies” to the children while also stimulating speech and language in an unobtrusive manner.

Also included are behavior interventionist support staff who assist with our children who present behavior challenges.

Say N’ Play Camp hosts two sessions each summer, and space is limited as sessions fill up quickly.

Call for a free 30 min screening to determine you child’s needs and their appropriateness for the  camp.

Website:  Say N’ Play website

Contact: LA Speech & Language Therapy Center

Phone:  (310) 649-6199

Office: Los Angeles Speech & Language Therapy Center, Inc.  5761 Buckingham Parkway  Culver City, CA. 90230  (map)

Tumbleweed Day Camp

Tumbleweed Day CampTumbleweed is a traditional summer day camp, located in Brentwood, CA.,  that can accommodate children with asthma, behavior disorders and learning disabilities.

Offering summer camp and winter camp programs for children ages 4-14, Tumbleweed has provided an enriching atmosphere that has fostered growth and development in campers since 1954.  From traditional day camp activities such as horseback riding, archery, and arts and craft to their own unique Tumblewheel and 40’ inflatable obstacle course, children  get the opportunity to gain self-confidence and build lasting relationships in a nurturing environment.

Website:  Tumbleweed Day Camp

Contact:  info@twforever.com

Phone: (310) 472-7474

Camp Address: 1024 Hanley Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90049  (map)