A radically different online reading intervention that targets foundational phonemic awareness, language, memory, attention, processing and sequencing skills.
SPEECH EVALUATION AND
A Speech Evaluation determines whether your child’s speech is developing normally and whether or not speech therapy is needed. Based on evaluation results, I develop and implement an individualized therapy plan to meet each child’s needs. Therapy progress and techniques are continually updated and shared with the family to ensure communication and learning success. A treatment plan may also be developed from a recent evaluation or current IEP goals.
SATPAC is an acronym for Systematic Articulation Training Program Accessing Computers. This program is a highly effective tool in articulation remediation. Students achieve generalization more rapidly than with other more traditional therapies used. Because SATPAC is systematic and stresses co-articulation from the earliest phases, students meet their goals very quickly.
The Orton-Gillingham Method was developed in the 1930’s by Anna Gillingham and Dr. Samuel Orton to design a whole new way of teaching the phonemic structure of our written language to people with dyslexia.
LANGUAGE LITERACY EVALUATION AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
A Language – Literacy Assessment includes: 1) Thorough review of developmental history with a review of records including report cards, school standardized testing, school testing, IEP records and any outside private testing completed, 2) Interpretation of teacher and parent learning behavior checklists to evaluate what behaviors in the classroom are key to a child’s struggle, 3) Administration, scoring and interpretation of standardized tests to determine student strengths and weakness in the areas of vocabulary, receptive and expressive language, phonological processing auditory processing decoding, oral reading, reading comprehension, spelling and narrative writing, 4) Written report summarizing results of test, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations, 5) Parent conference to discuss results of testing and recommended Therapy Plan.
Although dyslexia is a neuro-biological issue and can be seen on fMRIs, the diagnosis for dyslexia is not determined by a family doctor or pediatrician. The information needed to diagnose dyslexia and to determine its effects is educational in nature. The solution for dyslexia is a specific type of educational methodology, not a medical solution such as surgery or medication.
Reading Assistant™ trains the brain to process information more efficiently, which improves reading fluency – the ability to read with sufficient ease and accuracy so that one can focus on the meaning of the text. Your student can participate at home under parent supervision or under my supervision at home or school.
HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS©
The Handwriting Without Tears© printing and cursive programs draw from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies.