Literacy acquisition is, in many ways, a personal process. While the endpoint may be the same for everyone, an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, developmental path and pace in the learning process can vary.
Mindsets and perceptions about our capacity for literacy learning begin to solidify far before our skills do. This is why it is paramount for your child’s needs to be addressed as well as fully supported so that they can develop a positive view of themselves that propels them as a learner.
It can be very difficult as a parent to watch your child struggle, lack confidence, or not meet their full potential. This may have been heightened by the Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on your child’s learning. Perhaps you are also faced with trying to understand all of the educational jargon and what it means for your child’s development or you are unsure about what steps you can take to build a stronger bridge between home and school.
Services offered to support you and your child:
- *Initial Consultation and Assessment to Pinpoint Instructional Areas of Need, Get to Know your Child and Their Interests and to Advise You on Next Steps.
*Please note: this is not an “psychological educational evaluation” rather it is a battery of assessment tools that target your child’s specific needs in the domains of literacy.
- 1-1 Learning Sessions with a personalized scope and sequence of learning and ongoing progress monitoring
- Individualized Lessons that are Multisensory, Engaging as well as Fun. They are Sure to Instill a Love of Reading and Writing!
As a parent-teacher team, I felt a useful part of the process while being able to trust Elizabeth with the heavier lifting that she clearly has expertise in. My children both improved their reading and writing skills which set them up for success in later grade levels. My favorite outcome is when I see my children enjoying a good book as they now read for fun.
-Parent, Wassenaar, NL
We were so fortunate to find Elizabeth--a English mother-tongue literacy and dyslexia specialist and an experienced and certified OG practitioner. Elizabeth worked with my 8-year-old daughter, Eva, with incredible expertise and the patience of a seasoned elementary school teacher. She followed a very clear OG program to strengthen Eva's phonemic understanding and build decoding skills while establishing a really great rapport with her. We were only able to work with Elizabeth for one year but are very grateful for the critical work she did in this first year of intervention and the support and guidance she provided to me as a parent as I began the journey of understanding and advocating for my daughter's learning needs. If you have the opportunity to work with her, take it. You won't find a better prepared professional in this field.
Parent, Rome, Italy