Through my years of training and relevant work experience, I have found many different ways to present innumerable concepts to become competent in Math. My love for the English language establishes a strong foundation for reading, phonics, and spelling. I recognize that children have challenges in reading comprehension and written expression. As the child moves into an elementary school, the emphasis is placed on reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, and arts.
Incorporating the child's interests with academic areas increases their time on task, work completion, and synthesizing information.While your child is working on their academic skills, I will focus on their specific social communication challenges through "teachable moments" within the session's structure.
I address the following subjects and expect students to engage in dialogue and follow directions at a basic level.
BASIC FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:
Cognitive development pertains to skills regarding learning and thinking. It does not remembering facts and trivia.
Developing an increased attention span
Visual discrimination, matching, comparing, sorting, and organizing
Understanding fact and fiction; or the difference between a truth and a lie
We know that children are naturally social, so they need to communicate their ideas and feelings verbally.
Foundational emergent reading skills - concepts of print, phonemic awareness, and phonics
Emergent writing - developmentally appropriate drawings, dictated stories and messages, beginning letter formations.
Speaking and listening - participating in conversations, asking and answering questions, describing things, adding details, speaking audibly, clearly, and writing in complete sentences)
Program Length:The recommendation varies per child. My recommendation takes into account the number of other services your child may be attending.