THERAPY FOR DYSLEXIA
Therapy For Dyslexia supports struggling students using quality Orton-Gillingham literacy instruction.
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The Orton-Gillingham Approach to literacy instruction was developed in the early-20th century by Samuel Orton, an American neuro-psychiatrist and pathologist and Anna Gillingham, a teacher and psychologist. The methodology is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible.
Alison is a certified Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Therapist with over twenty years of experience as a classroom teacher and literacy education trainer and mentor. Alison evaluates each student individually using Orton-Gillingham assessment tools and observations to create lesson plans that are unique to each student’s strengths, interests, levels, and challenges. Each one-hour tutoring session is planned exclusively for the individual student.
Lesson plans are language-based, multisensory, and engaging. Each session has space for review, practice, and new learning. Proven strategies that strengthen short-term, long-term, and working memory are incorporated into each lesson. Alison's experience as a teacher, literacy instructor, and Orton-Gillingham tutor have helped students with dyslexia as well as other specific learning challenges.
In addition to her experience as a literacy teacher, Alison is also a writing coach. She implemented a Writer's Workshop program into her daily literacy block as a classroom teacher, and she was a literacy trainer, teaching creative and expository writing strategies to teachers throughout the state of California. Alison is also a children's book author and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, and flexible literacy instruction.
Creative and Expository writing support.
"Alison played a pivotal role in Brandon's reading intervention. Not only did she help him progress quickly in all subjects, she has been devoted to his journey entirely. The connection she shares with him is priceless."