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Davisha D.

Atlanta, GA

$65/hour

Evidence-based learning with multi-sensory approach.

5.0 average from 2 ratings

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The George Washington University
Speech Pathology

Education

The George Washington University (Speech Pathology)

About Davisha

I received my education from The George Washington University in 2007 in Speech and Hearing Science and Psychology. I received training at the Rusk Medical Institute NYU and AHRC, NYC. I am a qualified educational specialist with extensive background and training in various evidence-based educational programs; including Orton-Gillingham approach, Handwriting Without Tears, and Fast ForWard.
I believe every individual is unique and every student has a different approach to learning.. I use specialized multi-sensory programs to provide students with the tools to become effective learners.

I am Orton-Gillingham trained and help students with reading disorders build stronger reading, writing and comprehension skills. The Orton-Gillingham based curricula guides students of all ages through the critical components of reading including: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Spelling, Fluency and Comprehension.

I am trained in Handwriting Without Tears program which is a an evidence-based teaching approach to handwriting. Children will master the skill of handwriting so they can then focus on the content of their writing, instead of the mechanics. For Spelling, the Orton-Gillingham approach helps take the mystery out of spelling by focusing on why words are spelled the way they are. Though the English language contains just 26 letters, these letters combine to create 44 speech sounds, and there are over 250 ways to spell those sounds. But the Orton-Gillingham approach condenses the spelling of these sounds into phonograms and demystifies spelling by teaching students to apply rules and generalizations that help make what was once difficult much easier! Orton-Gillingham is a powerful approach to teaching reading and spelling that uses instruction that is multisensory, sequential, incremental, cumulative, individualized, phonics-based, and explicit.

Trained as a Speech-language therapist I have been working with children and adults who have special needs for more 10 years. Trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach also enabled me to provide the tools necessary to teach phonics, reading, writing and spelling to children and adults with dyslexia. The Orton-Gillingham Approach, an intensive, sequential phonics-based system teaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings. The method accommodates and utilizes the three learning modalities, or pathways, through which people learn—visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

I love working with students and helping them boost their confidence in their academics and social language!
I received my education from The George Washington University in 2007 in Speech and Hearing Science and Psychology. I received training at the Rusk Medical Institute NYU Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30363
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling

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Dyslexia

I am Orton-Gillingham trained. It is an evidence-based approach to help students with dyslexia. It is a multi-sensory approach to teach children and adults with reading disorders build stronger reading, writing and comprehension skills. The Orton-Gillingham based curricula guides students of all ages through the critical components of reading including: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Spelling, Fluency and Comprehension. Handwriting without tears program can also help with dysgraphia.

Handwriting

I graduated from The George Washington University in 2007 in Speech and Hearing Science. I am trained in Handwriting Without Tears program which is a an evidence-based teaching approach to handwriting. Children will master the skill of handwriting so they can then focus on the content of their writing, instead of the mechanics. Handwriting Without Tears Program included the following workshops: Pre-K Readiness and Writing workshop and K-5 writing workshop.

Phonics

Trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach enables me to provide the tools necessary to teach phonics, reading, writing and spelling to children and adults with dyslexia. The Orton-Gillingham Approach, an intensive, sequential phonics-based system teaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings. The method accommodates and utilizes the three learning modalities, or pathways, through which people learn—visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

Reading

I am Orton-Gillingham trained and help students with reading disorders build stronger reading and comprehension skills. The Orton-Gillingham based curricula guides students of all ages through the critical components of reading including: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Spelling, Fluency and Comprehension.

The George Washington University
Speech Pathology

Education

The George Washington University (Speech Pathology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Davisha will travel within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30363.