TFA Reading Club is a reading intervention program managed by Tennis For All under the educational program created to help all students with poor reading skills learn to read at grade level and increase their reading speed, comprehension, and reading attention span through an open community library.
The goal of the TFA Reading Club program is to enable at risk students and students with learning and reading disabilities to improve their reading skills to the point where they can succeed in school and develop the reading skills that will prepare them for high school and post secondary education.
Studies have shown that poor readers, who are reading at a grade level or more behind, are more likely to be disruptive in the classroom, truant from school, and at risk of dropping out of school from an early stage.
- Providing a measurable increase in reading speed, comprehension, and reading attention span. The objective is that the students will double their reading speed and increase their reading skills by one to two grade levels by the end of the school year.
- Enabling poor readers to access the general curriculum through the use of assistive reading technology to scan and read their textbooks and other classroom materials.
- Providing learning disabled students with a multi-sensory reading alternative that will help them increase their reading speed to the point they can read on their own.
- Helping learning and reading disabled students stay in their regular classroom with their peers, so they can continue learning in a least restrictive environment.