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Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn LettersBrooklyn Letters

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 55 reviews

  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters T Ainsley ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I cannot express how grateful and rewarding my experience with Brooklyn Letters has been. Her tutor Ms. Daria is so knowledgeable, amazing, kind and awesome. My daughter has made so much progress in Literacy and Math and it's all … More thanks to Ms. Daria. I know my daughter is sad that she can no longer work with Ms. Daria, as she looked forward to their sessions every week. Thank you again!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Lil Amatore ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Christina was absolutely wonderful. She went out of her way to win my son over and it worked. He looked forward to her visits and his speech improved so much under her care. She was super flexible and it’s clear she truly cares. We adore … More Christina and we’re going to miss her. Almost sad he improved so much! She’s simply amazing and we can’t say enough how great she is. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone, without hesitation. Thank you so much for connecting us with her!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Natalie Levon ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Nicole has been an amazing therapist!! She played a tremendous role in our daughter’s speech progress and overall development. She has come such a long way and we are so happy with the therapy she received!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Colin Peters ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We could not be happier with the services Valerie provided! She is very thoughtful and knowledgeable and provided significant guidance to support our daughter's speech development outside of our scheduled sessions. She established … More a great working relationship with her, and she will definitely be missed! Your business model is amazing and it was an absolute pleasure working with Valerie. I've referred your organization and Valerie to the Executive Director of our daughter's school and friends/colleagues who are in need of speech therapy services.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Brigid Bower ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Samantha Dalmas was fantastic! We saw her for a feeding therapy evaluation and while she doesn’t think my daughter needs more feeding therapy sessions at this time, but she gave me lots of tips to try. If my daughter's doctors want … More to see more progress at her next appointment, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Samantha again.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Duygu Başaran ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Brooklyn Letters was recommended to me through a friend's speech therapist friend in NJ. The articulation evaluation for my daughter went well. We were pleased with Kristin's services.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ a year ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Kelley Peters-Patel ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Melissa was wonderful. Our daughter warmed to her immediately and by the time she left, had already started "practicing" some of the techniques Melissa had shown her. I will not hesitate at all to reach out to Melissa again, should … More the need arise.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ a year ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ a year ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ a year ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

Wilson Reading System and Orton-Gillingham Tutoring in Westchester

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White Plains, Bronxsville, Tarrytown, Yonkers, Rye, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Irvington, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Scarsdale, Rye, Mamaroneck, Tarrytown, Harrison

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An Introduction to Multisensory Tutoring Programs

Have you ever recognized that your child could benefit from a Westchester tutor trained in Wilson Reading or the Orton-Gillingham Tutoring approach to tutoring? Wilson Reading and the Orton-Gillingham approach concentrates on helping struggling students learn how to decode and spell.

Having children who are struggling readers can be frustrating for parents who want nothing more than the best for their children; thankfully, there are many resources available to assist your child in cracking the code. The Trace Copy Recall teaches students to spell by combining sight words and phonetic principles into groups based on pronunciation patterns.

Our Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham tutors use a multimodal approach to teaching phonemic awareness, sound-symbol links, the seven-syllable kinds, word origins, prefixes and suffixes, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

What is the Wilson Reading Program?

The Wilson Reading System is a reading instruction program designed to assist children with language-based learning issues or children who have a hard time learning how to read and spell. After starting her career as a special education teacher, Barbara Wilson received training in the Orton-Gillingham approach. As a result, she formed the Wilson method, which focuses on children of all ages who struggle with dyslexia. She systematically taught word structure to assist these struggling readers before progressing to higher levels with their reading instruction. Students must master each level before progressing. This method has been proven successful worldwide!

The main idea is that every child learns at their rate by learning literacy one step at a time, leaving little space for later confusion.

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How Does the Wilson Reading System Work?

Before beginning the Wilson Reading System (WRS), students complete an assessment in which Wilson professionals evaluate the child’s ability level, strengths, and weaknesses. These assessments let professionals know which lessons each student starts with based on the WSR criteria.

WRS tutors/instructors are experts in teaching grammar and syntax, punctuation skills, and sentence structure. They also focus on ten essential skill areas that all children should know how to handle like a champ: letter-sound recognition, comprehension of texts, and stories read aloud or independently by the student.


What is Orton-Gillingham?

Orton-Gillingham is the grandfather of multisensory reading programs. This curriculum was the first to use multimodal methods to teach children to read and write by employing all of their senses. The thirty-minute lesson includes the 3 part drill, new concepts taught in each session, decoding exercises that help them learn sight words while playing games with red letters (Orton’s term for sight words), and comprehension questions at the end so students can demonstrate what they learned before moving on to the next chapter.

Orton-Gillingham is a customized program that can be tailored to the specific needs of each learner. Orton- Gillingham’s ability to adapt contributes to its effectiveness and fits well with children who require a lot of flexibility or special accommodations as they learn.

How Does the Orton-Gillingham Tutor Work?

Orton-Gillingham is the grandfather of multisensory reading programs. Orton-Gillingham is a systematic teaching approach that focuses on the needs of young children and struggling readers. As a result, a reading expert or an Orton-Gillingham instructor can construct and adjust lessons to a student’s present skill level. In addition, small-group education can benefit from the Slingerland Approach, which is used in small group teaching sessions. Finally, while Orton-Gillingham focuses primarily on teaching literacy skills (reading, spelling, and writing), its multimodal nature and sequential teaching have allowed it to be modified to help children who struggle with mathematics. Ask us about multisensory math and how our math tutoring can help as well.

For students who struggle with reading, spelling, writing, or any combination of the three, our Orton-Gillingham-trained instructors are here to help! We offer Orton-Gillingham techniques to improve your child’s literacy skills.

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What Are Reading Comprehension Skills?

A variety of complex and intertwined approaches can assist us in improving our reading abilities. Phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary or language development, and comprehension are the five pillars of literacy or reading. The ultimate goal of reading is comprehension. To put it simply, reading comprehension is the ability to evaluate literature, comprehend and interpret its meaning, and apply prior knowledge.

A student must first acquire phonological awareness, reading fluency, and linguistic knowledge, understand the link between sounds and words and have a large vocabulary to gain comprehension. In addition, reading comprehension requires the ability to infer and link, understand character motivations, and solve issues, all of which need cognitive processes.

What Are Phonological Awareness Activities in Reading?

Students learn to detect the sounds of words as they advance through the reading process, beginning with phonological awareness. Words are frequently divided into sounds and syllables, represented by graphemes (the smallest meaning unit during a writing system).

When a young child has adequate phonological awareness, they can listen to vocal sounds and understand how they translate into print, where the sound and grapheme are the same. A young child’s reading is improved by studying phonics and sight words (where print patterns are memorized).

Encoding is constructing and writing words using individual sounds (spelling), whereas decoding converts printed sounds into words (reading).

Before we can read or write, we must first develop phonological awareness or recognize that words are made up of sounds called phonemes. This phonological awareness enables us to deconstruct words into sound units. Sound to print is an important process/mechanism that facilitates reading and spelling.

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What Is Reading Fluency, and What Does It Mean?

Reading fluency is the ability to read with speed, precision, and appropriate expression. Reading fluency has a significant impact on reading comprehension. To comprehend what a child reads, children must read smoothly, whether aloud or quietly. Fluent readers read in sentences and inappropriate tones without pausing to decipher vocabulary or look up definitions when reading aloud.

Fluency is necessary for understanding and motivating young children. Fluent reading frees up brain resources, allowing children to better absorb what they are reading. According to research, students require frequent opportunities for meaningful practice at their instructional reading level to achieve optimal reading fluency. Silent reading will not help you achieve your goal. Frequent oral reading chances and regular progress monitoring by a teacher, tutor, family member, or even a peer are essential to assist the youngster in achieving more fluency.

When attempting to enhance fluency, it is also crucial to select the appropriate book or reading material. When you spend too much effort decoding specific words, you will find it difficult to read fluently. As a result, there may be inadequate time to comprehend a chapter or a text as a whole thoroughly. As a result, it is crucial to select appropriate materials for the student’s independent reading level. This entails selecting books or works that include vocabulary that the reader is familiar with and understands.

Once appropriate reading materials are chosen, a reading teacher or tutor will:

  • Provide and encourage kids to read a diverse choice of stories or texts.
  • Introduce new words to the pupil before reading them independently, periodically assessing the reading rate and accuracy.
  • Practice fluent reading in front of your child regularly while also modeling it.
  • Encourage pupils to reread texts independently by demonstrating how to do so correctly (ease in voice tone) to understand how much intonation affects comprehension from the written content.

Is Orton-Gillingham Tutor the Same As Wilson Reading Program?

Many parents believe that both strategies are beneficial to their children! Because they are both phonics-based, multisensory courses, they have more similarities than differences. Wilson is distinct in that it is more regimented, making it an excellent option for those who benefit from rigidity. Orton-Gillingham is more adaptable and can be adapted and executed based on the student, tutoring goals, and other variables.

Important Points to Remember

  • Wilson Reading System and Orton-Gillingham are multimodal reading programs that have been shown to improve literacy.
  • Orton-Gillingham is a structured technique that allows for flexibility based on the needs of the student.
  • Wilson is a systematic strategy in which pupils begin at the beginning and work their way up, ensuring mastery as they proceed.

For more information, check out our Westchester Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham tutoring options for Westchester!

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Betsy S.

M.S. Education

Betsy is a second-grade teacher at a private school in the Upper West Side. She received her Master’s Degree in General Education from Hunter College for first through sixth grades. Betsy has a passion for teaching math and reading to first through third-graders, including those who are advanced and those who struggle to learn these fundamental skills.

Betsy teaches through an inquiry-based curriculum and loves to see her students take ownership of their math and literacy learning. She uses a variety of strategies through personalized instruction to meet the needs of her students. She believes in a game-based, hands-on, multi-sensory approach to mastering mathematical concepts. One of her areas of expertise is helping students learn a number sense, building strategies to solve math word problems, and understand maths concepts (connecting abstract to concrete). She is also trained in Everyday Math, Exemplars, Mathletics, and Matific.

Betsy is also passionate about reading and believes in the importance of building students’ confidence at the elementary level. She has experience in the Teachers College Reading Workshop and Fountas and Pinnel reading programs. She loves to find ways to spark reading in young children and scaffold and develop reading strategies to support them as they acquire underlying literacy skills. In a favorite curriculum at her school, Betsy aligns her reading and writing units through transdisciplinary themes.

Location: Rye, Rye Book, Mamaroneck, Harrison, Scarsdale
Type of Services: Initial reading and math assessments, individualized reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling and math intervention, and instruction.
Expertise: Homework help, spelling difficulties, reading comprehension, expository and narrative writing instruction
Ages: First-Third grade

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Certified Elementary, Special Education Teacher

Kara, a Certified Elementary, Special Education Teacher and Dyslexia Practitioner has been working in the public school setting for the past 6 years. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Education with a speciality in learning and behavior disorders from CUNY Hunter College.

Kara is certified in the Wilson Reading Program that specifically works to target language-based learning disabilities like dyslexia. She is also trained in several other multisensory reading and writing programs. Kara is currently a special education teacher in Westchester County working with students that have learning disabilities, executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, and autism. Kara also helps students with test prep for local and state exams.

When not teaching or tutoring, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and 1-year-old daughter, Avery. Kara also enjoys exercising and loves working with The Girls on the Run running program!

LOCATION: Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley
TYPE OF SERVICES: individual & group sessions, evaluations, parent consultations, etc.
EXPERTISE: Language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, etc.
AGES: Kindergarten-6th Grade

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Master’s in Special Education, New York State certifications in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6

Derycka has a master’s in Special Education from Grand Canyon University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Special Education. She has New York State certifications in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities in Grades 1-6. Derycka is also a literacy curriculum specialist, where she designs, organizes, and develops specialized instructional materials for 2nd-grade scholars. Her administrative work enhances scholars’ ELA critical and inferential thinking skills. Derycka has taught and tutored for nine years in various instructional capacities, including a first-grade self-contained classroom, a kindergarten to 2nd-grade integrated co-teaching classroom (ICT), and general education classrooms. Derycka is a 2nd-grade ICT teacher in a New York City Charter School in the Bronx. Derycka has taught students using many literacy and mathematics programs, including Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project, Bridges Mathematics, Ready Gen, Go Math, and the Engage NY ELA and Math modules. She has extensive literacy experience using Orton-Gillingham, Read Works, Wilson, and Fundations for supplemental ELA intervention. Additionally, she has experience with integrated instructional technology programs such as Lexia, Dream Box, Epic, and I-Ready in her daily small group and individualized classroom instruction. Derycka strongly understands how to support children with special needs through her work with parents and other special education teachers. Her experience includes: advising parents on appropriate services for their children, leading workshops for general education and special education teachers focused on differentiating instruction in the classroom, and presenting workshops for parents on reading comprehension and literacy strategies, which provides a plethora of strategies to support their children at home. Derycka is committed and will continue to help students and their academic growth.

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Kathryn is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University. Kathryn is level one PROMPT trained and has received extensive training in multi-sensory reading instruction.

Kathryn serves as a speech-language pathologist for public schools. She works with a diverse population of students from Pre-K through Eighth grade. Kathryn has worked in a range of settings, including private practice, early intervention, and home care. She has extensive experience in the treatment and evaluation of children with Developmental Delays, Autism, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Apraxia, Language-Based Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, ADHD, and Speech Sound Disorders-Articulation/Phonology.

Kathryn is level one trained in PROMPT therapy which is a treatment approach for speech sound disorders. Kathryn has a literacy background and has taken courses from the Institute for Multisensory Education and Reading with TLC. She believes in providing students with Multisensory experiences based on Orton Gillingham to effectively teach reading skills and meet each student’s individual learning needs. Kathryn has a strong interest in helping students develop phonological and phonemic awareness skills to build foundational skills for reading. Kathryn aims to support struggling readers and build their confidence and comprehension skills. When working with students with receptive/expressive language disorders, Kathryn believes in collaborating with parents/caregivers and teachers to incorporate spoken language that a child needs through activities and play. She uses a variety of age-appropriate treatment methods to help children with language and communication.

Kathryn prides herself on creating individualized plans for each child to ensure success at home, school, and in the community. Kathryn believes in working as part of an interdisciplinary team to help each child reach his or her full potential. She strives to create a rewarding and engaging environment by incorporating your child’s preferred activities and interests into his or her sessions.

LOCATION: Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, Ardsley, Scarsdale (lower Westchester)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: early/school-age language development, developmental delays, speech sound disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, phonological awareness, dyslexia, reading instruction, reading comprehension, and literacy
AGES: All ages

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