The services I provide
For effective teaching and learning, a specialist teaching program needs to be structured and sequential, cumulative, multisensory and phonics based. It should be thorough and support memory, ensuring consolidation whilst promoting active learning. Learners should be given an understanding of how language works and be made aware of how they learn. The Dyslexia Institute Literacy Programme (DILP) which has evolved from the well-known and highly regarded Hickey programme, is my predominant tool and is underpinned by these principles.
I provide lessons throughout the school day. I aim to provide a homely, welcoming and stimulating learning environment for both students and parents. I work with students from the ages of 5 to adult on a 1:1 basis. Lessons are either one hour or 90 minutes, once or twice a week, depending on requirements. All learning materials are included in tuition fees. I provide a completely personalised and individualised program for my students tailored to their specific needs and abilities.
I try to work as closely with schools as possible to ensure that students and teachers are fully supported. Parental involvement is crucial to the success of the remediation program. Being the parent of a child with dyslexia, I am able to fully empathise with parents and always aim to make myself available for advice and support whenever possible.