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Brenda L.

Newton Upper Falls, MA

$65/hour

Speech - Language Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/28/12

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Boston University
English
Brown
Master's
Boston University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boston University (English)

Brown (Master's)

Boston University (Graduate Coursework)

About Brenda

I provide supplemental speech and language services in your home.

My focus is on articulation and expressive and receptive cognitive language skills.

I am a former tenured system wide public school speech-language therapist (Dartmouth, MA Public Schools). My weekly caseload averaged 80 students ages 3-21 presenting with the entire range of developmental, cognitive and congenital speech and language disorders.

I also served as a nursing home consultant (Dartmouth House) and hospital speech therapist (St. Luke’s) specializing in adult aphasia – speech and language disorders resulting from brain damage, including stroke.

My articles on children's developmental articulation, aphasia therapy for stroke patients, and language therapy with communicative impaired children have been published in local newspapers (New Bedford Standard Times) and Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools (American Speech, Language, Hearing Association).

At Boston University, I replicated a doctoral dissertation using a cognitive-motor approach to remediate children’s developmental articulation with Dr. Nicholas Bankson, wrote a children’s book concerning children's language disorders with Dr. Elizabeth Wiig and investigated adult “clutterers” with Dr. Eleanor Semel.

Education:
BA, English Language and Literature, Secondary Education, Boston University,
MA, Lingusitic Science (Neurolingusitics), Brown University
Post-graduate study, Department of Communications Disorders, Boston University
Paralegal Certificate, Northeastern University
I provide supplemental speech and language services in your home.

My focus is on articulation and expressive and receptive cognitive language skills.

I am a former tenured system wide public school
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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Writing

I am a former Massachusetts state-certified high school English teacher. Writing is my passion but also an art and a skill. I have been writing since high school. My first published article appeared on the front page of my high school newspaper. My stories for children have been published in religious newsletters. In college, an article I wrote was published in a professional journal, accepted as submitted without any revisions! I have self-published and sold chapbooks of poetry. Two books I recently edited are currently sold on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Xlibris.com. My letters to the editor often appear in the local community newspaper. I just completed writing a photo-biography of a famous movie star. That book is currently in production. My next book project is about an underachieving 15 year old girl growing up in 1966. Writing effectively is a very special kind of communication medium that requires patience to learn.

Boston University
English
Brown
Master's
Boston University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boston University (English)

Brown (Master's)

Boston University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 2 miles of Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464.