Multi-Sensory Approach

I use a multi-sensory approach for all my teachings. Additionally, we work to build an emotional intelligence and language for students to manage their challenges; they learn to utilize strengths to bolster their difficulties. When students’ academic and emotional needs are demystified, they are more open to learning.

And the same goes for the rest of us. The more information parents, teachers and practitioners have, the more we can all address the needs of each student.

Building a Toolbox

The remediation process is like building and filling a tool box which students use as they gain: phonemic awareness, word-attack skills, comprehension strategies, grapho/motor skills, writing skills, higher-order cognition, and organizational and memory strategies. As they start to exercise their brains, students learn age-appropriate self-monitoring techniques. They learn to “stop and think” and “use their tools.”

Bridging the Divide

The skills I teach are vital in today’s classrooms. As a former teacher, I am aware of what is expected in the classroom and how the Common Core Standards are increasing those expectations for all children. It is my job to bridge the divide from where students’ skill levels reside and where they are expected to be in a way that is helpful for students and parents alike.

I feel it is an honor to do this work.