If your child is reading below grade-level I have the tools to help. I am a specialized reading tutor in Charlotte, N.C., qualified to work with dyslexic or suspected dyslexic students, Aphasia, Dysgraphia, ADD and ADHD. I am also Orton Gillingham educator certified!
DYSLEXIA …a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities.” ASPHASIA …. affects your ability to express and understand language, both verbal and written.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) symptoms may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. ADHD and ADD symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness, can cause problems at home, school, work, or in relationships.
Dysgraphia is to writing what dyslexia is to reading. Both of these disabilities occur among students, but only one, dyslexia, is commonly recognized and diagnosed We use The Writing without Tears approach and Rhythmic writing methods to encourage and develop good writing skills
Multisensory teaching is simultaneously visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile to enhance memory and learning. Links are consistently made between the visual (what we see), auditory (what we hear), and kinesthetic-tactile (what we feel) pathways in learning to read and spell. Children with dyslexia often exhibit weaknesses in auditory and/or visual processing. They may have weak phonemic awareness, meaning they are unaware of the role sounds play in words. They have difficulty rhyming words, blending sounds to make words, or segmenting words into sounds. They may also have difficulty acquiring a sight vocabulary.
That is, dyslexic children do not learn the sight words expected in the primary grades. In general, they do not pick up the alphabetic code or system. When taught by a multisensory approach, children have the advantage of learning alphabetic patterns and words by utilizing all three pathways. Orton Gillingham method suggests that teaching the “fundamentals of phonic association with letter forms both visually presented and reproduced in writing, until the correct associations were built up” would benefit students of all ages