Let's get your child reading!
My passion is helping children become confident readers and spellers by teaching them how our written language works. Parents often share feelings of frustration because they are unaware of how to help their child. The common advice to “sound it out” is not effective and causes confusion when met with a word such as sign. The approach I use builds a child’s understanding and confidence.
How I Can Help
The approach I use draws children in while building an understanding of our writing system. No confusing rules or exceptions to memorize which in turn builds confidence and self-esteem. This approach works equally well with children for whom English is their first, second or even third language.
Children who struggle due to a learning difference (diagnosed or not) demonstrate amazing growth! The benefits of this approach are supported by research. Call me to discuss your child’s progress; our conversation will outline how I can be of help!
An Example of How Understanding is Built
An Example of How We Expand Vocabulary
If your child is
a) just learning English, or
b) is a beginning reader and you feel progress is slow, or
c) is struggling and frustrated with the process of learning to read and spell, l can help.
The sooner the better.
When children are taught in the way they learn best, their reading and spelling can improve.
Given that dyslexia means difficulty with reading and spelling, watch your child’s confidence soar when given the appropriate tools for learning.
What word comes to mind when you and your child discuss English spelling - weird? unpredictable? crazy? Making sense of our English language clears the way for learning to happen; the excitement when children have access to this understanding is amazing.
What Parents Say about Me
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. My goal is to help your child improve reading, spelling, and comprehension.
Meeting you and working with you has been the best thing that has ever happened to him! Thank-you for all of your help!
I just wanted to thank you so much for being in our lives. Not only for the help with her reading, but for her self confidence, that is what I have noticed the most.
Our daughter was severely delayed in her speech and language comprehension which made her extremely frustrated in all aspects. Our daughter is now reading and understanding books above grade level.
Melane’s patient and open approach allows her to meet a child where they are at, to achieve the highest level of success. Her dedication to providing a safe, creative work place has made life changing differences in my son.