Interventions Overview

Reading Intervention Program

A virtual program for children in grades 2 to 4. 

The reading intervention will focus on developing decoding skills and improving reading fluency. The program is grounded in theory and research concerning the foundational elements of successful reading and reading instruction. While there are several areas involved in reading, including phonemic awareness, decoding/phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, the reading interventions will focus on decoding and fluency. The interventions in ISE will utilize research-based activities of moderate intensity.


Individual Anxiety Management Program

A virtual program for boys or girls aged 7 to 13 years.  

Children accepted into the program will possess risk factors for, and symptoms of, anxiety. Their anxiety will not be secondary to a more pervasive condition such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Accepted children must be able to carry on an age appropriate conversation and be minimally willing to acknowledge and work on addressing their anxiety. If a child meets the criteria for acceptance, s/he will then participate in 8 weekly individual therapy sessions.

Anxiety Prevention and Management Program

A clinic-based small group program for girls aged 8 to 10 years.  

Children accepted into the program will possess risk factors for, and symptoms of, anxiety. Their anxiety will not be secondary to a more pervasive condition such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Accepted children must be able to carry on an age appropriate conversation and minimally function within a small group. If a child meets the criteria for acceptance, she will then participate in 10 weekly small group (8 to 10 children) knowledge and skill development sessions. All sessions will take place in the ISE clinic. In addition to the 10 group sessions, there will be 3 sessions for parents to assist them in understanding types of anxiety, anxiety risk factors, and their role in supporting their children’s coping strategies.