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Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ (Business Management)
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (Master's)
As an avid reader with a passion for language, I discovered early in my life the power of words to describe, illuminate and enlighten, Through reading, I was exposed to an extensive vocabulary, grammar and the sounds of the English language. Reading also exposed me to other cultures and people, gave me insight into well-known personalities that formed history and provided me with world knowledge that I would not have otherwise.
Today I work as a certified speech-language therapist in the school setting. Early in my career, it became obvious that many children were not reading at grade level, nor were they provided with the necessary instruction to remedy this problem. I decided early in my career that the best way to help my students who needed it, was to include reading intervention as part of speech language therapy, after all, reading and writing comprise written language. As I mentioned previously, reading also addresses a variety of skills related to language including vocabulary expansion, grammar and language comprehension. I trained in two well recognized methods known to effectively treat dyslexia and reading problems. Today, in addition to my school students, I work privately with individuals who have reading deficits. It brings great happiness to both me and my students when they can read and progress in this critical skill. Reading is the stepping stone to success in school and beyond and I want to help my students achieve that success!
I am trained in the Lindamood-Bell Processes and as an Orton-Gillingham Dylexia Teacher.
Co-Created by a speech language therapist and a reading specialist, the Lindamood-Bell Processes – Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing –are research validated as effective. The programs focus on creating mental imagery of orthographic symbols and language concepts to aid in retention and recall.
The Orton-Gillingham program is based on the work of the noted neurologist, Samuel T. Orton. Dr. Orton believed that sensory modalities worked together when learning. He recommended the simultaneous use of visual, oral auditory and tactile/kinesthetic sensory modalities when teaching people with dyslexia. This program explicitly teaches the structure, sounds, syllables, words, sentences and written discourse. It systematically teaches critical reading skills, strategies, and concepts using specifically sequenced, explicit instructions in a direct and comprehensive manner.
Both programs systematically teach critical reading skills, strategies, and concepts using specifically sequenced, explicit instructions in a direct and comprehensive manner. The result - skilled, fluent reading and improved comprehension!
A background as a speech language therapist along with extensive training in two well- recognized and highly effective intervention programs to treat dyslexia and reading deficits, I am able to provide tutoring that yields impressive results.
My commitment to empowering students and parents paved the way to providing multi-sensory based reading instruction for children aged 6 through Adult. Improving the individual’s reading and spelling skills helps each student feel increasingly confident about their abilities and reduce the anxiety associated with learning and even enjoy reading!
As an avid reader with a passion for language, I discovered early in my life the power of words to describe, illuminate and enlighten, Through reading, I was exposed to an
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I have been certified as an Orton Gillingham Teacher and Dyslexia Specialist since 2012. The certification program, accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), entails going through a rigorous, two year Master's level program which includes lectures and a clinical practicum. I not only know the theoretical aspects related to dyslexia but also the practical application of the therapy.
Additionally, I trained in the Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars and the Visualizing and Verbalizing programs, both of which are research backed reading intervention programs. My extensive training and experience have enabled me to provide successful dyslexia and reading intervention to students ranging in ability, age, and grade level.