Read Between the Lions Reading Skills Program is so easy to learn, adopt, and manage. If your club is looking to implement a new, meaningful, and fun humanitarian service project Team RBTL will train you on how to screen people of all ages.
RBTL provides the basic program screening model. The program is adaptable to be implemented into service for your community need.
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How to Adopt
Where Leo Clubs Fit.
2021 is the rollout year for the RBTL program as the committee is outreaching to Lions and LEO Clubs and districts to consider adopting as a project. LEO’s are limited by policy to handle vision screenings tools. LEO’s can accompany to club events and activities and have a role to attract people of all ages and encourage a quick screening for adults, or for children; a race!
Many LEO’s may tutor fellow students. RBTL can offer a solution to help improve reading skills and increase scores if indeed saccadic fixation may be a factor in retention. All of these actions equate to meaningful service of a humanitarian nature. RBTL is a program complimentary to RAP Reading Action Program and KidSight USA., though reading programs and vision screening events.
Much like a club would screen people for vision, RBTL can be facilitated during community events simply by setting up a table, having tools in hand, and volunteer time. Currently the screening method is face-to-face however a digital screening is also accessible through technology. Currently the method is developed in English however future goals include development in multiple languages where Lions Clubs globally can access and help people improve their reading.
LEO Advisors please contact us and we will be happy to provide training support
As a tutor you are concerned with determining need, providing direction and tools and striving for results for your student to improve actions such as reading skills.
Team RBTL can help you learn to volunteer manage program methods to help people of all ages succeed with their goals. Click the action button to get started today!
Team RBTL is currently developing a engagement guideline blueprint to encourage libraries to help people connect with RBTL benefits.
A highlight of the program’s success to date is in classrooms in the Washoe County (Nevada) School District. The program is recognized as a reading tool and is available online for use for FREE by all teachers to incorporate into their individual curriculum. The program is also available as an in-school volunteer service program through the School District. You are referred to the Anecdotes & Testimonials page to view meaningful content.
Contact Lion Janyce for tips on how to engage educators and attract volunteers to help with screenings in schools.
Tips on engaging school districts:
What it took in the Washoe County (Nevada) School District
*Over two years with the Vision Task Force, which was started in 2013 to determine a need for saccadic fixation screening in the schools. The threshold was to demonstrate that 10% of students would benefit from the screening. A target program on 314 children identified 89 as needing further evaluation. That’s 28%.
*A one-hour meeting in 2015 that opened that first door to an elementary school where we were allowed to freely develop our program.
All in-school volunteers fill out annual applications.
*Volunteers wanting to volunteer more than three times a month are fingerprinted by the School District.
*Two hours to teach the volunteers how to screen for and remediate saccadic fixation dysfunction.
Lion Clubs are finding that Read Between the Lions Reading Skills for All Ages is a perfect program to implement with KidSight USA & RAP Reading Action Program Team program activities.
For more information on KidSight USA & RAP Reading Action Program Team program details click on the action button.