Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects the ability to read, spell, write, and speak. Kids who have it are usually very bright. In fact, dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading in an individual who has the intelligence to be a much better reader. While people with dyslexia are slow readers, they usually are very fast and creative thinkers with strong reasoning abilities.
Unlike speaking, children don't just "pick up" the ability to read from the environment. Those with dyslexia have trouble connecting the letters they see to the sounds those letters make.
Research shows that about 80% of children will learn to read with some form of instruction, but the remaining 20% need structured, explicit instruction on the letter-sound correlations of the language.
When children don't read well, they dread going to school every day. Frequent stomach aches, behavioral issues, and poor self-esteem are often indicators of their struggle. Early intervention can have dramatic results, and 95%-100% of children can be taught to read when given the appropriate tools.
With engaging, multisensory, structured language therapy, struggling readers learn not only how to read, spell, and write effectively, but their confidence levels soar as well!
There is an effective way of teaching the foundational skills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading. Our core intervention flow is efficient, effective, research-based, and fun!
We wholeheartedly believe that strong foundational reading skills instruction can help struggling readers, such as those with dyslexia, overcome the reading hurdles before them.
Our explicit, systematic, engaging, multisensory, and developmentally- appropriate programs teach children the key skills they need to become efficient and accurate decoders. This ultimately leads to their success, not only in word identification, but also in comprehending and enjoying what they read.
We use the Orton-Gillingham structured literacy and speech-to-print approach to help improve your child's reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, and writing.
In small virtual teams, students not only learn to read and spell accurately, but they enjoy the intelligent and age-appropriate process as they learn with and from one another in a dynamic team of 3.
As a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, Danielle engages and empowers struggling readers to become effective readers and life-long learners.
Structured Language Therapy based on the Orton Gillingham approach is the only evidence-based method proven to provide lasting progress for students with dyslexia.
Sessions are interactive, multi-sensory and engaging to the visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning pathways to the brain.