Our educational therapist has provided classroom, small group and one-on-one educational intervention at Tampa Day School and The Learning Connection for more than 10 years, tutoring children in reading, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension, as well as aiding students in building skills in math and writing. As a reading clinician, reading specialist, team leader, new hire clinician trainer, and spokesperson for Tampa Day School at all Learning Solution parent orientations and parent trainings, she has dedicated her career to providing academic assistance to children with a wide spectrum of needs from those with learning difficulties to honors and advanced placement students.
What We Do
We provide individualized lesson plans in 1:1 sessions to aid students struggling with reading, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties. Our goal is to help them master the reading process and gain grade levels in reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension. We also offer academic support for students at all levels including honors, dual enrollment and advanced placement classes.
Your child’s individual plan is designed to target weaknesses in phonemic awareness, word attack, spelling, sight words, reading fluency, accuracy, and comprehension, oral comprehension, and written language skills using specific strategies and techniques designed especially to meet their needs. For more advanced students, we can offer techniques for better reading, speaking, math, test-taking skills, note taking, organizational skills, and study strategies.
Whether your child is an auditory, visual, tactile or kinesthetic learner, we will tailor a plan that will build on your child’s strengths and help them master the tools to help them achieve success on their own. The program will provide individual attention and will engage your child in an enjoyable experience that provides real results to help them meet their long-term education potential.
Additionally, we can assist in coordinating services, providing performance feedback and integrating recommended strategies for students receiving other support services such as speech and language, occupational therapy, behavior management therapies, and counseling. We will work with teachers and other professionals, attend IEP meetings, and provide support to classroom teachers and parents to ensure that each student reaches their full potential.
How We Help
At Bay Academic Support we believe in continuing professional development including regular workshops and seminars in order to maintain our skills and expand our knowledge of new methods for teaching our students including those with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other difficulties which challenge their ability to learn. We are highly experienced and have training or certification in many curriculums, treatment techniques, and behavior management strategies including:
- The Nurtured Heart Approach®, based on the book The Nurtured Heart Approach®, Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser
- Mcgraw-Hills Specific Skills Series
- All Kinds of Minds ®
- Lindamood-Bell® Learning Programs, including Visualizing and Verbalizing Program for reading comprehension (LiPS/VV)® and Seeing Stars
- Mind Mapping™
- Spelling Demons
- Soar to Success Reading Remediation Program
- Great Leaps Reading Programs
- Visual Tracking of letters, words and sentences
- Hands on English with Linking Blocks
- Handwriting Without Tears
Remediation Available for the Following Areas:
Phonemic awareness/word attack skills, fluency
Teaching comprehension from a single word to a whole chapter with note-taking and with the ultimate goal of writing summaries
Multisensory techniques are used during one-on-one sessions
Organization of thoughts for writing, outlining, editing, note-taking, sentence structure, paragraph structure and penmanship
Calculation/operations, math fact practice, applied problem solving, TouchMath and Singapore Math instruction available
Other disciplines such as social studies and science
Study Skills and Organizational Training
Research, note-taking, completing assignments, long-term projects
ADD & ADHD Targeted Therapy
Rotating activities every ten minutes keeps our most active students engaged and helps them understand concepts and objectives