University of Central Arkansas (English)
I am a dyslexia specialist at a private special needs school in Little Rock. My passion is helping children, both younger students and older ones, too, learn to read. My older daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in the second grade and I remember how overwhelmed I felt with learning all I could about dyslexia, about state guidelines for the public school setting, about accommodations versus modifications in the classroom, and mostly about how to get her the help she needed to become a proficient reader. Fast forward seven years and she is now in AP classes at our local high school thanks in part to a wonderful dyslexia specialist we found and worked with for several years. Dyslexia does not go away, but a child's success with reading can be greatly improved with the right help.
There are different methods for helping children with dyslexia, and I follow the Orton-Gillingham method of multi-sensory instruction. Not only is this the method that my school recommends, but it is also what most professionals in the area of dyslexia certification recommend.
I have been a dyslexia specialist for the past three years, and I am halfway through my Masters program in Reading and Dyslexia Certification from UALR. Before that I was a high school English teacher and a middle school Spanish teacher. Teaching is what I love to do!
If your child needs extra help with reading or with English instruction in general, I would love the chance to work with him/her. Thanks so much! I am a dyslexia specialist at a private special needs school in Little Rock. My passion is helping children, both younger students and older ones, too, learn to read. My older daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in the second grade and I remember how overwhelmed I felt with learning all I could about dyslexia, about state guidelines
Christy W. worked great with my daughter. She is excited about her next lesson. She was very prepared and on point.
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I have been working as an academic therapist for the last three years, working primarily with students with dyslexia. I have received training in the DuBard Association method for language-impaired children as well as training in the Orton-Gillingham method. I work mostly with the Wilson Reading System with my dyslexic students.