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Sessions can be on Zoom, at your home, or in a library meeting room.

Below is a description of each service offered.

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Reading
Exam
Poetry Reading

Tutoring for Elementary Students

Reading

Writing

Math

Dyslexia Therapy

A customized instructional plan is developed for the student to strengthen decoding and encoding skills.  Therapy incorporates the Wilson Reading System: a Tier 3 Structured Literacy (SL) program  based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principles. Instruction is well organized, incremental, and cumulative through a 12-step system.  Wilson incorporates a ten-part lesson plan that addresses decoding, morphology and the study of word elements, encoding and orthography (internalizing the rules that govern English), high frequency word instruction, oral reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Education Assessment/Evaluation

The purpose of an evaluation is to use the information gathered to guide instruction and to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses in the following areas:

Phonological Awareness, Word Identification (real and pseudo words), High Frequency Words, Spelling, and Sound-Symbol Knowledge. The evaluation process will begin with a consultation appointment. At the consultation appointment, there will be a parent interview and information will be gathered about your child’s family and educational history. After your child is evaluated using both noncriterion-referenced and criterion reference tests as well as informal procedures, a detailed report will be provided.

The goal of these assessments is to develop a reading and writing profile for your child. A diagnosis will not be provided.

Consultation
Services

Having a child that struggles in school can be overwhelming. Melissa works with parents of children who struggle academically to develop constructive, positive relationships with schools, gain an understanding of their child’s needs, and develop a plan to improve academics. Professional consultation may consist of gathering background and educational history, conducting a review of report cards and/or assessment reports or other files, collaborating with other team members, observing the student in the classroom, providing feedback and recommendations, or participating in Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meetings.

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