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Language Fundamentals

Program Description

Riverside’s Language Fundamentals (LF) Program is the keystone of our transformative approach to education. Our LF Program includes highly-specialized, one-on-one, multisensory instruction that is provided to every student as part of the curriculum. All students receive 45 minutes of one-on-one reading instruction 4 days a week. Students with dyslexia are bright kids who just learn differently. They need more help in sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language. LF uses the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which capitalizes on students’ strengths to help remediate their weaknesses. Each teacher designs specialized teaching strategies for every child based on their abilities, and the program includes direct instruction in elements of language and reading, including phonemic awareness, syllable patterns, sound-symbol relationships, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Our highly skilled teachers receive extensive training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.  

Program Address

2110 McRae Road North Chesterfield Virginia 23235


Special Education


Chesterfield County

Primary Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Success Stories

Riverside is the only day school in Virginia that offers one-to-one reading instruction for all students as part of the curriculum. Riverside is also the only school in VA with an Orton-Gillingham School Accreditation and an Accredited Teacher Training Program from the highly prestigious Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

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