Chaminade University of Honolulu (Bachelor's of Psychology)
Hi everyone. My name is Linda S., and I am happy to say that teaching children to read is my biggest passion. I am very excited to use not only my many years of classroom teaching experience, but more recently, the strategies I’m finding success with as an Orton-Gillingham Reading Therapist. Simply referred to as OG, it’s a multi-sensory instructional approach for children who struggle the most with reading, spelling, and writing, and it’s been great!
I just completed the most rewarding year teaching and witnessing struggling readers and writers gain the confidence and skills which enabled them to independently begin reading, spelling and writing. I was so excited with the progress gained during the school year that I am currently working with two students during summer vacation. The gains these two children have made in a more one-on-one type of setting is immeasurable, and we look forward to the upcoming school year with newfound confidence and skills.
I have been trained and taught several Reading programs for Elementary students:
. Orton-Gillingham Approach
. Reading Mastery Direct Instruction
. READ 180 online program
. Reading Plus & Lexia online reading programs
I am a certified Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator who met the following requirements:
. Bachelor's degree or higher (in any area of study)
. 30 hours of coursework taught by a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy
. 50 hours of supervised classroom or group instruction using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, consisting of 40 to 50 minute long lessons over the course of one academic year under the direction of an OG Fellow
. 5 observations of complete lessons by the Supervising OG Fellow
I am very excited to join you on your journey to academic success. Please contact me so we can get started on the right path and watch your confidence begin to grow. Hi everyone. My name is Linda S., and I am happy to say that teaching children to read is my biggest passion. I am very excited to use not only my many years of classroom teaching experience, but more recently, the strategies I’m finding success with as an Orton-Gillingham Reading Therapist. Simply referred to as OG, it’s a multi-sensory
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I am a certified Orton-Gillingham therapist, specializing in teaching phonics with a multi-sensory approach. I have taught both general education and Special Education students who struggle with phonological awareness for the past 15 years to know the individual sounds of letters, saying the beginning, middle and ending sound of each letter in a word and blending them to say the word. I also correct the typical decoding errors which involve mixing up d's with b's or g's with j's as well as not knowing how to pronounce vowels like ae, ai, ea, i.e., etc, as well as others skills like knowing that a digraph is made up of two letters making one sound.