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Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

VOCABULARY TUTORS

Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

VOCABULARY TUTORS

Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
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Our Speech Therapists Travel To Your NYC Metro Area Home! Expert Private Pay In-Person Vocabulary Tutoring for Babies, Toddlers, School-Aged Students, and Adults | Free Consultations and Meet & Greets with Our Staff.

Our Speech Therapists Travel To Your NYC Metro Area Home! Expert Private Pay In-Person Vocabulary Tutoring for Babies, Toddlers, School-Aged Students, and Adults | Free Consultations and Meet & Greets with Our Staff.
FOR SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY SERVICES OUTSIDE OF BROOKLYN
We travel to:
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Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decodingspelling and reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:

Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decoding,
spelling and reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:

Training/Certifications
Training/Certifications
TESTIMONIALS

The staff is friendly and professional
My experience with Brooklyn Letters was amazing from start to finish.
Everyone was very attentive and accommodating in trying to schedule evaluations
and therapy sessions. The staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend
Brooklyn Letters to any parent in need of services for their child.

- Kim, mother of Ethan

One of the best speech therapists on the market! He is professional, incredible with children, and the results speak for themselves. Craig worked with my daughter for less than six months and she went from having a vocabulary of very few words to hundreds in that short time period. She gained confidence in herself, developed vocabulary and better pronunciation, and really had fun while learning. Craig always took the time to speak with us regarding concerns and had excellent advice and guidance. I highly recommend Craig and can't thank him enough for the incredible work he did with our daughter.

- Monika, mom of Olivia

We took our younger two year old twin to Brooklyn Letters for speech therapy. Craig was very professional, caring and engaging. It became such a special time for our son. Brooklyn Letters is equipped with all the tools, experience and knowledge to help. We absorbed all the recommendations about learning, play and speech---- and it worked! We are grateful for the warmth and compassion Brooklyn Letters exhibited and my son is on his way to a large vocabulary. From the assessment, insurance coding, to the parents training--- we are very satisfied with our experience. We highly recommend Craig and Brooklyn Letters.

- Adam Rogers

Craig has been a tremendous asset to Ryan’s learning world. In less than 9 months, our son's vocabulary has exponentially multiplied. Craig is engaging, thoughtful, and smart in figuring out what Ryan needs at each session. There are layers of games, pretend play, coloring, and various activities that build his speech and vocabulary. Before we met Craig, Ryan was shy with limited speech skills. Today he runs to the door to meet Craig and enjoys all the learning activities that stimulate his receptive and expressive skills. It has been an amazing experience watching him blossom.

- MH, mom of Ryan
Check Out Other Testimonials!
Vocabulary refers to one’s knowledge of words. It is broken up into oral (speaking), understanding (listening), and print. Vocabulary is crucial for speaking, listening, literacy, and for learning new concepts. In most instances, decreased vocabulary development can limit and interrupt a child’s learning experience. And while it can grow naturally from daily reading and conversations, depending on the sophistication of these interactions, it is just as important to explicitly teach and expand vocabulary knowledge. Read this article comparing two established multimedia approaches for teaching vocabulary to students with and without disabilities.
A strong vocabulary is crucial to a student’s success in reading and in school for the following reasons:
  • Having a good understanding of words improves one’s comprehension and understanding of what is being read.
  • Words are our primary method of communication, which means that having a wide vocabulary positively impacts all areas of communication (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  • A robust vocabulary means having good command of words when expressing thoughts and ideas. This in turn boosts their confidence, both in academic and social settings.
A rich vocabulary is the hallmark of a well-rounded student. We are not dictionary-haters, but some students need explicit vocabulary instruction. We want students to become self-reliant so they can actively learn and transfer their vocabulary knowledge to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Read SPELLTalk questions and answers about the language literacy network– which represents normal reading and writing processes.

Read about Early Childhood Developmental Milestones.

Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Word-Finding Difficulty

Aside from students with decreased vocabularies compared to peers, some students have what is called word-finding difficulties. These students often have trouble retrieving words more frequently than would be expected despite good comprehension of these words. Problems in word-finding can manifest in single-word retrieval or discourse contexts.

Single-Word Retrieval: This refers to difficulties in accessing specific words like nouns, verbs, adjectives, and numbers. At school, a student with word-finding challenges may have trouble answering questions that need a particular information or specific facts. When trying to access words, a student may be:

  • slow and inaccurate
  • fast but inaccurate
  • slow and accurate

Discourse Retrieval: Trouble with discourse retrieval is characterized by difficulties in conversation and relating experiences and events. When speaking, a student’s speech will often be short or have behaviors associated with word-finding difficulties. These include repetitions, revisions or reformulations, substitutions, insertions, empty words, time fillers, and delays.

Word-finding difficulties are particularly common in students who have:

How to Help Your Child

We use a variety of effective techniques in our vocabulary and word-finding interventions, with in-depth procedures that involve listening, speaking, and written contexts to help vocabulary development. 

Our strategies include:

  • word-mapping (graphic display of word/concept relationships)
  • word substitution (teach new words related to the word found in the story, etc.)
  • semantic relationships (e.g., how are the words related)
  • discussion of words in a text
  • incorporating techniques students can use independently
  • expanding and deepening student’s knowledge of word meanings
  • acting out meanings
  • focusing on word structure (root words and derivations)
  • reflective pausing
  • imagery and gesture cues
  • mass practice

At Brooklyn Letters, we use explicit teaching methods, such as pre-reviewing difficult words, repeated exposure to vocabulary in a text, and word maps. We also use implicit teaching methods by helping children build their context skills to master more vocabulary.

VOCABULARY TUTORING CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR STUDENT

There is also a strong correlation between vocabulary and reading comprehension as both skills are necessary for reading success, but depend on each other. Word meanings make up a large part of comprehension, some scholars believe as high as 70 to 80%. In addition, students with large vocabularies do well across all areas of the curriculum and are able to absorb new concepts more easily important skills with the new common core curriculum.

Read about Literacy Milestones.

VOCABULARY WORKSHEETS

MEET OUR BROOKLYN SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS AND PATHOLOGISTS WHO TRAVEL TO YOUR HOME

Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Michelle
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Amanda
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Aileen S.
Speech-Language Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Jennifer
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Marie A.
MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Vocabulary Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Michelle L.
M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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