30 years of experience in education
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction-Reading
American Montessori Society Elementary I Credential
Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)
Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT)
Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT)
Qualified Instructor in Training (QIT)
As a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT), and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT), Tara is specially trained to use Orton-Gillingham methods that are individualized and unique to the specific learner. Her instructional delivery involves using a multi-sensory approach to teaching language acquisition skills which develop a student's ability to learn to read, write and spell. These language skills are taught in a manner in which the senses (visual, auditory, kinesthetic-tactile) are engaged simultaneously for optimal learning. The teaching techniques and intervention strategies used are appropriate for all language learners and designed to help close the achievement gap.
For those students with dyslexia and related learning differences, such as dysgraphia, dyscalculia, written expression disorders, and attention deficit disorders, Tara offers an intensive academic and therapeutic approach to remedial instruction. Additionally, she works with students who do not have a diagnosis of dyslexia, but would benefit from additional academic support to manage specific school subjects.
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Orton-Gillingham based Dyslexia Therapy: Private, Semi-Private, Small Group (Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia)
Academic Support for Students Who Need Help with Specific School Subjects
Dyslexia Simulation/Awareness Workshop (Parents and Educators)
Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies
Written Expression (Composition and Handwriting)
Executive Function Skill Development
Instruction for English Language Learners (ELL)