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Dr. Walter D.

Montgomry Village, MD

$80/hour

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction

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Earlham College
Sociology
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Master's
Grand Canyon University
PhD

Education

Earlham College (Sociology)

University of Houston-Clear Lake (Master's)

Grand Canyon University (PhD)

About Dr. Walter

My primary objective is to provide parents and teachers with goals and structure that will meet the needs of students requiring either primary instruction or remediation in the reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) of the English language. Utilizing multisensory, science-based reading instruction that is the cornerstone of the Orton-Gillingham approach, I provide a systematic and forensic methodology to mastering the English language and a solid foundation for the acquisition of reading, writing, and spelling skills. With this forensic approach, students can be shown the phonetic nature of the English language and the proper structure of the written language.

Since 1984, I have remediated language acquisition skills for students in elementary, middle, and upper school with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties. I have provided professional development to faculty and staff on curriculum development, learning styles, study skills, the brain and language, writing, and reading development. I have taught literature, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. Further, during my tenure in education, I have written middle and upper school grammar and literature curricula.

I received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). Further, I have received additional training in: Lindamood-Bell's Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech; Visualizing and Verbalizing Program of Concept Imagery for Comprehension and Thinking; Seeing Stars Program of Symbol Imagery for Sight Words, Reading, Phonemic Awareness, and Spelling; and Dr. Jane Fell Greene's Language! Program, a curriculum for at-risk and ESL students in grades K-12 and includes components for writing, spelling, reading, grammar, and vocabulary.
My primary objective is to provide parents and teachers with goals and structure that will meet the needs of students requiring either primary instruction or remediation in the reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) of the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Montgomry Village, MD 20886
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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Dyslexia

My name is Dr. Walter Dunson, and I am an academic language therapist who has more than twenty years of experience working with students who are struggling with reading, writing, and spelling. I have been in private practice since 2006.

I received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Phonics

I have taught phonics and phonemic awareness since 1996. I am the former reading lab coordinator at the Briarwood School in Houston, Texas. I have authored four books on phonics. My latest book is currently on sale. I received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Earlham College
Sociology
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Master's
Grand Canyon University
PhD

Education

Earlham College (Sociology)

University of Houston-Clear Lake (Master's)

Grand Canyon University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dr. Walter will travel within 40 miles of Montgomry Village, MD 20886.