For Students & Families

Services offered to support you and your child

Initial consultation and assessments to pinpoint instructional areas of need, get to know your child’s strengths and interests and to advise you on next steps*

Development of personalized scope and sequence for learning along with ongoing progress monitoring

Individualized 1-1 learning sessions that are engaging and motivating

Literacy acquisition is a personal process. While the endpoint may be the same for everyone, an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, developmental path, and pace in the learning process can vary.

It can be challenging as a parent to watch your child struggle, lack confidence, or not meet their full potential. Perhaps you are also faced with understanding the educational jargon and what it means for your child’s development, or you are still determining steps to build a stronger bridge between home and school.

Mindsets and perceptions about our capacity for literacy learning begin to solidify far before our skills do. This is why it is paramount that your child’s needs are addressed and fully supported so that they can develop a positive view of themselves that propels them forward and leads to greater success in learning.

As a certified Reading Specialist, Orton-Gillingham Teacher, and Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, I work to meet your child’s needs based on their literacy learning profile.

*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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are you looking for when you assess my child?

I conduct a chain of assessments to gain deeper insight into the areas of literacy that may impede your child or where an added boost is needed.

I begin with an oral reading assessment that requires students to read words in the context of a passage as well as in isolation. During our time together, I also gauge oral language, comprehension, and vocabulary knowledge. Depending on the results, I may recommend work that focuses on fluency, comprehension, and/or vocabulary.

If there are concerns with fluency, I continue to conduct assessments that tap into your child’s phonics knowledge and phonemic awareness. Gaps in these areas often cause a breakdown in fluency, and your child will need explicit instruction on these concepts to move forward.

With all assessments, spelling and brief writing samples are taken to gain a clearer picture.
By determining your child’s literacy profile, I can design tailored one-on-one learning sessions that address your child’s specific needs.

How do your assessments help me as a parent?

Assessments allow me to guide you on how to best support your child at home and in communication with their school. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, our methods at home may turn our child off rather than provide the encouragement that was intended. By understanding your child’s profile, you can provide more effective and relevant feedback and find more joy and fun when engaged in literacy-related activities.

You will also find it possible to build an even stronger relationship between home and school as you gain a clearer understanding of your child’s literacy development. This will allow you to ask meaningful questions during conferences and better understand your child’s progress at school.

How long are the 1-1 learning sessions and how many do we need?

Sessions are 50 minutes long, and for many students, especially those who are younger, brief brain and movement breaks are included during our time to keep your child engaged and ready to learn.

The duration of learning sessions depends on your child’s assessment results and literacy goals. Generally, in cases where a high level of remediation is needed, at least two times a week is recommended to promote learning retention and accelerate its pace. In other situations, one session a week may be adequate.

Learning sessions can be booked as a single lesson, or there are also options for multi-session packages, especially for those who know their child will attend lessons more frequently.

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo