I come from a family of teachers and am thrilled to have made teaching my life's work. Earning a Masters Degree in Special Education has allowed me to teach students of all ages and levels of ability. Over the years I have refined my role to focus on techniques to help those with reading and spelling difficulties including, but not limited to, dyslexia, dysgraphia and oral and written language learning disability.
In addition to numerous continuing education trainings, I am extensively trained in multisensory teaching approaches. I am a Certified Wired for Reading Specialist℠ and have completed training in the Slingerland, Orton-Gillingham, and Lindamood-Bell approaches as well. I am a Certified Washington State teacher as well as a preferred provider of both IDA and WABIDA.
I very much enjoy teaching one-on-one and the meaningful connection that is built from the close relationship with each student and their family.
What is Multisensory Instruction?
A multisensory teaching approach is one that is implemented using all the learning pathways in the brain to improve memory and learning. The teaching is done systematically in that the organization of the material follows the logical order of the English language.
All concepts are explicitly taught without assuming any preexisting knowledge. Instruction includes presenting parts of the English language and then teaching how the parts work together to form a whole. It also includes presenting the whole and instructing how this can be broken down into its parts.
Informal assessments are performed regularly to ensure mastery of the content to the degree of automaticity before proceeding.