The Lear Educational Center will guide you and your child on a journey towards fulfilling your dreams. We offer instruction to students of all ages to join in this journey.
The Lear Educational Center is dedicated to and ensuring that all students reach their full potential. When traditional school programs are not advancing a student, we turn to highly respected programs specifically designed for students with learning difficulties.
Auditory Processing Disorders
The owner and founder of the Lear Educational Center, Patricia Lear, feels strongly about offering programs for students with Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders. She has written and spoken to parents, teachers and other professionals about the need to teach orthographics, the patterning of the sounds, for reading decoding and encoding (spelling). Lindamood-Bell Programs are great for enhancing any reading program and are good as stand alone programs for many students.
- Programs are designed for an individual’s needs
- Coping Skills
- Organizational Skills for school, home and the employment environment
- Focusing Skills
- Goal Orientation
- Individual encouragement
Our Math Support is Better Than Ever!
- Saxon™ Math Programs K-12
- Coach™ by Triumph Learning
What is math all about — parents and professionals ask?
Early math is rote learning, all memory. Memorizing does not teach practical competence to accomplish a math task in today’s world. Math is a subject which builds on previous skills as it extends knowledge.
National Standards Training
Kindergarten is a busy place today. Children are expected to know a great deal of information before entering. Many schools will tell you that there is no need for pre-preparation, but experience is telling parents that there is a great deal of preparation required.
PSAT/SAT & PSSA Prep
Other standardized test preparation is available.
Test taking can be difficult at any grade level or at any age. Regardless of a student's age test preparation for all of the above tests break down into the following areas:
- Reading Ability(decoding)
- Reading Comprehension
- Vocabulary Strength
- Writing Ability
- Testing taking skills
- Math computation
- Math conceptualization
- Content Knowledge
Reading, Spelling, and Comprehension
Other standardized test preparation is available.
Programs are selected on an individual basis for each student:
- Wilson Fundations© Barbara Wilson, Author; K-1st
- Wilson Reading and Language Program© Barbara Wilson, Author; 1st -Adult
- (Lips®): Lindamood® Phoneme Sequencing, the better phonics program; Primary
- (SI™): Seeing Stars® Symbol Imagery for decoding enhancement; Primary
- (V/V®) Visualizing and Verbalizing® for Comprehension; K-Adult
- PA Standard’s “Coach®” Reading Programs; K-11
Standard Academic Tutoring
The goal of general academic tutoring is to help the student become independent by learning to monitor their own study habits. Often students have not be properly taught to know how to learn, what strategies to use and just where to begin after they have fallen behind their class.
I would like to formally introduce a Writing Program developed over the past several years. The program was developed for students with Executive Functioning Deficits and Auditory Processing Disorders. Over the past several years, I have found this program has been well accepted by students with various learning difficulties, and more importantly, it is used by students in their academic settings. I have also had the opportunity to track several students through the PSSAs and have been very pleased with the results.
Areas of expertise at Lear are as follows, but not limited to: Certified Wilson Reading and Language Systems, Orton Gillingham, Phonics Spelling, Grammar, Linda Mood-Bell Auditory Processing Programs, PSSA, PSAT, SAT, ACT Coaching Programs, PA Keystone Exams, Saxon Math, Standardized Academic Testing, Organizational Skills Coaching, Study skills, Pre-Reading Programs, Speech and Language, Pre-Kindergarten Skills, Writing and Vocabulary Programs, All Subjects Tutoring, Parenting Skills Training and Behavioral Programs, Functional Behavioral Analysis, Observational Visits.
Patricia J. Lear, M.Ed. has been documented as a Special Education Expert in the Pennsylvania Federal Court. Set up a Consultation with her today. 610-252-0965
Our School Students
Participating school students from: Allentown, Bangor, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, East Penn, Emmaus, Hillside, Nazareth, Northampton, Northern and Southern Lehigh, Parkland, Pen Argyl, Saucon Valley, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Wilson, Whitehall-Coplay of Lehigh County, PA, Northwestern Lehigh in Berks County, Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA, Northampton Community College, Lehigh-Carbon County Community College, Clinton schools of New Jersey, Warren Technical College, NJ, Warren County Community College of New Jersey, Muhlenberg College of Bethlehem, PA, and other near by colleges and universities. We also welcome St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Holy Family, and Saint Ann Schools.