Reading Restoration is a literacy program in Denham Springs providing on-site and virtual, one-on-one structured instruction to anyone who struggles with the written word. Tutoring sessions take place twice weekly, Monday – Thursday, from 9 AM to 7 PM.
One in five people have some form of dyslexia. And unfortunately, many never learn that they have dyslexia and do not realize that with proper instruction, dyslexia can be remediated.
And we know that literacy instruction can be expensive, placing it out of reach for many who need it.
We also know that when the struggle is identified early, closing the gap sooner rather than later helps preserve one’s identity, worth, and dignity.
O Happy Day! Ministries in Denham Springs
O Happy Day! is a non-profit organization for children in Denham Springs, whose goal is bring kindness to a hurting world and thus make the world a better place.
Many of the local missions birthed at Luke 10:27 focus on improving the lives of the children who come from underserved areas in Denham Springs.
Reading Restoration is the youngest of the O Happy Day! programs. It began in 2019.
Addressing the Need for Literacy Training
It goes without saying that if one in five people of the general public is dyslexic, then one in five of the children participating our after-school program the LANDers, and one in five of those who join our Saturday classes in the arts through the Young Artists’ Academy are likely struggling with reading, writing and spelling.
We are able to offer our LANDers and YAA kids free instruction in reading and writing because of the kind donations that come to O Happy Day! Ministries.
We are extremely grateful for all those who continue to help us keep these programs available. Thank you.
Expanding to Include Affordable Reading and Writing Instruction for Everyone
We know how expensive it is to get the qualified help you may need for a student or adult struggling with reading and writing. Some families may even have more than one child who needs literacy tutoring.
To that end, Reading Restoration is here to provide an affordable option for those families and individuals who are looking for one-on-one reading and writing tutors for their struggling readers.
We have both on-site (in Denham Springs) and virtual options, so please… if you or someone you know is struggling with reading, writing, and/or spelling, contact us.
Qualified Literacy Tutors in Denham Springs
Reading Restoration tutors are trained in a multisensory approach to structured literacy instruction.
Ellen DiMaria leads the program. Ellen’s teaching and homeschooling background is invaluable. She spent 15 years teaching 1st grade reading and 28 years homeschooling her own children. Ellen has first-hand experience with students who are not getting the multisensory instruction they need to achieve their reading and writing goals. Indeed, her own daughter was one of those struggling students.
Testimonial of the Reading Restoration Literacy Program
Reading Restoration has been a godsend to my family. After several years of countless different tutors, therapies, doctors, medications, etc., we finally saw improvements in our son with severe dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Ellen has worked tirelessly to improve his reading abilities and his overall quality of life. He leaves the session each week feeling motivated and confident in his abilities.
That alone is a breath of fresh air. As a mother, it’s devastating to see your child struggle so much and feel defeated and worthless because they don’t “fit in the mold.” Ellen speaks life to my son, encourages him and his gifting and affirms him as wonderfully made in God’s image.
Reading Restoration is worth the investment. The results are dramatic, especially the younger a child starts. My advice…don’t wait.
I am forever thankful for Ellen’s investment in my son’s life.
How You Can Support the Reading Restoration Literacy Mission in Denham Springs
Any support you can give to Reading Restoration will be greatly appreciated.
- Enroll a struggling reader in the Reading Restoration Literacy Program
- Donate to Reading Restoration through O Happy Day!
- Provide a scholarship for a child
- Become a qualified tutor and volunteer with Reading Restoration
- Pray for greater awareness of the need for specialized literacy instruction in our schools so that everyone can be free to explore the world through the written word
If you would like to help our amazing tutors and students or enroll someone you know into Reading Restoration, please contact us.