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University of Florida (Speech and Language)
St. John's University (Master's)
I have worked in the education field for 20 years. With a teacher's certification and master's degree in speech-language pathology, my extensive knowledge of language and literacy will help your child master the skills necessary to read, write and spell. I will design an individualized intervention plan that best meets your child's needs. I enjoy working with children at all levels, from basic enrichment (enhancing a child's existing skills) to intensive remediation. Whatever your child's reading level, I am committed to providing a positive learning environment in which your child feels encouraged.
If your child is dyslexic, or presents with learning issues related to attention, visual processing, or auditory processing, I use a multi-sensory approach (Barton Reading and Spelling System). Using this program, your child will receive explicit and effective instruction in phoneme awareness, decoding, reading fluency, and spelling. The Barton Reading and Spelling System is an Orton- Gillingham based approach. Orton-Gillingham based instructional methods are endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association.
I am dedicated to engaging your child in the learning process with patience, kindness, and understanding. I look forward to helping your child reach new heights in reading and self-confidence. I have worked in the education field for 20 years. With a teacher's certification and master's degree in speech-language pathology, my extensive knowledge of language and literacy will help your child master the skills necessary to
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As a speech-language pathologist, phonological awareness was a significant component of my coursework in undergraduate and graduate school. Phonological awareness and phonics skill building are routinely incorporated into the therapy services I provide to children with language disorders and/or reading disorders. From October 2003-June 2005, I was responsible for the implementation of a grant-funded enhancement program offered to schools in Manhasset, N.Y. I designed and delivered early literacy curriculum to preschool directors and teachers in the Manhasset community. I have also learned a specific reading approach (Barton Reading and Spelling System), which I use with many of my students. This method greatly benefits children who require an intensive, explicit, and multi-sensory approach for learning phonics and reading. In addition, in order to maintain my license as a SLP, I have taken many continuing education courses that focus on phonics and literacy.