“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut.
- 1994 Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education N-6, SUNY Oswego, New York
- May 2003 Initial Certification in Orton-Gillingham’s 45 hour program of Education in Therapy for Dyslexia and Supervised Practicum of 100 hours at the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Allentown, PA
- November 2006 Advanced Certification in the Program of Education in Therapy for Dyslexia in the Orton-Gillingham Training Program including 45 hours of course work and a 300 hour Practicum at the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Allentown, PA
- 2003-2011 Tutor/Practitioner with the Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc.
- Currently providing services to children/students with dyslexia or other reading disabilities in the Lehigh Valley area
Three most important skills a Language Practitioner can give to a student:
- Automaticity of the 44 Phonemes (sounds)
- Automaticity of the Syllable Types
- Automaticity of the Syllable Divisions
The English language which has over 600,000 words and many irregularities. Memorizing a few basic sight words and learning the above skills, plus a couple of academic “tricks,” will give your child the confidence and skill to unlock the English language.
As a certified practitioner in Orton-Gillingham, I am trained to meet the needs of students with dyslexia who have specific language difficulties. The Orton-Gillingham program is a structured and detailed systematic- multisensory approach that is researched based used to teach language skills such as: phonemes, decoding, encoding, phonological awareness, spelling, writing skills, grammar, cursive writing and, alphabet activities to facilitate reading proficiency and fluency in order to strengthen comprehension skills necessary for retaining important facts and information.
The sessions are 2 to 3 days/week (Tues. – Thurs.) 1 hour for each session. Research shows that students who have difficulty learning to read profit most by working with them one to one at least twice a week.
Approximately, 80% of students with average or above intelligence, who have been diagnosed as learning challenged, are dyslexic. Students enrolled in this program participate in activities and exercises designed to work towards improving their reading, spelling and penmanship skills .
Please call or email me to set up an initial informational meeting and free assessment for your child.