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´╗┐Tutoring for people with reading and spelling difficulties

We teach spelling as strongly as reading but we also teach:

  • grammar

  • basic punctuation

  • fluency

  • prosody (inflection)

  • and morphology (unit of language).

 

People with dyslexia learn best by using a multi-sensory approach involving all of their senses:visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic.

 

It is never too late to greatly improve the reading, spelling and writing skills of someone with dyslexia.

 

We tutor adults of all ages and children starting at age 5.

 

 

  • Simultaneous Multisensory Instruction: Research has shown that dyslexic people who use all of their senses when they learn (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic) are better able to store and retrieve the information. So, a beginning dyslexic student might see the letter A, say its name and sound, and write it in the air -- all at the same time.

  • Intense Instruction with Ample Practice: Instruction for dyslexic students must be much more intense, and offer much more practice, than for regular readers.

  • Direct, Explicit Instruction: Dyslexic students do not intuit anything about written language. So, you must teach them, directly and explicitly, each and every rule that governs our written words.

  • Systematic and Cumulative: By the time most dyslexic students are identified, they are usually quite confused about our written language. Therefore, you must go back to the very beginning and create a solid foundation with no holes. 

  • Synthetic and Analytic: Dyslexic students must be taught both how to take the individual letters or sounds and put them together to form a word (synthetic), as well as how to look at a long word and break it into smaller pieces (analytic).

  • Diagnostic Teaching: The teacher must continuously assess their student's understanding of, and ability to apply the rules. The teacher must ensure the student is not simply recognizing a pattern and blindly applying it.

Scientific research recommends an Orton-Gillingham based system as the most effective way to improve the reading, writing and spelling skills of people with dyslexia.

 

As a Dyslexia Specialist, I use proven techniques to teach people with dyslexia how to read, write and spell effectively. 

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