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4.9 47 reviews

  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ 7 months 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!
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ 4 months 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 11 months 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, 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!
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 3 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a year 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!
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 2 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
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, 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!
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, 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!
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 3 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 3 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."
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 3 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.
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 3 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!
  • Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 3 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.

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Meet our Reading Tutor and Specialist, Joanna, who Offers In-person Tutoring in her Office Located in City Park West!
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M.S. Ed, Reading Specialist & Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (C-SLDS)

Joanna earned her M.A. in Elementary Education and Literacy from Bank Street College of Education in Manhattan in 2011, and her B.A. in History from the University of Colorado in 2004. Joanna is certified by the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) as a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (C-SLDS). Joanna earned this certification through training at the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) as well as with the digital, multisensory training program, Lexercise. She also has training with the Orton-Gillingham-based, multi-sensory program Preventing Academic Failure (PAF).

 

Joanna recently relocated to Denver, CO but is serving students all over the country through remote services.  In the past, she worked with dozens of struggling readers, dyslexic readers, and readers needing enrichment across New York City.  She continues to work with students who attend private schools, public schools, charter schools, and homeschools, so she understands the challenges students face in dramatically different educational environments.  She also works with students who have a variety of educational differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, speech and language disorders, writing issues, and executive functioning issues.

At the beginning of tutoring services, Joanna administers comprehensive assessments to determine students’ strengths and weaknesses. She then creates personalized sessions to target specific areas of need. Joanna focuses on building independence by teaching students to use a toolbox of skills and strategies that they can refer to as they read and write. She has worked with many readers/writers who suffer from poor self-esteem related to their literacy skills, so she constantly strives to build students’ confidence during every session.  Joanna has a calm, patient nature and a playful sense of humor that help her to connect with students on a personal level. She believes that interest and motivation are critically important in supporting more thoughtful, engaged reading.

Wilson Reading Tutors in Denver, Brooklyn Letters

The Wilson Reading System is a research-based approach to teaching reading and spelling to students of all ages. It is based on the Orton-Gillingham method of instruction, which was developed in the 1930s. The WRS can be customized according to the needs of each student and executed in small group or one-on-one settings.

Who Is The WRS For, And When Can It Begin?

WRS tutoring can be started in 2nd grade till 12th grade and even adulthood. It is useful to students who are not making sufficient progress or performing poorly in class. 

Struggling with reading and writing can also be a sign of a learning disability. However, it is not a necessary outcome. In some cases, with some assistance, these difficulties can be overcome. The WRS is also helpful for adolescents, as it’s one of the few reading programs targeting this age group.

Wilson Tutors in Denver provide a systematic teaching approach and help elementary school students struggling with literacy. Since it is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, it can be used effectively for elementary school students in various standards.

What Is The Difference Between Wilson And Orton Gillingham?

Wilson and Orton-Gillingham are two different approaches to teaching reading. Wilson is a phonics-based program that teaches students to read by sounding out words. Orton-Gillingham is a multisensory approach that uses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues to help students learn to read.

What is the difference between the two approaches? For one, Wilson focuses solely on phonics, while Orton-Gillingham takes a more holistic approach. Additionally, Orton-Gillingham is more structured than Wilson, as it follows a set lesson plan and progresses in a step-by-step manner. 

Lastly, Wilson can be used with any student, but it is also beneficial for students with dyslexia. In contrast, Orton-Gillingham is specifically designed for students with dyslexia or other learning disabilities.

How Many Steps Are In The Wilson Reading System?

The Wilson Reading System is a research-based tutoring program that has helped thousands of students improve their reading skills. The program is divided into three levels, with each level consisting of 12 steps. 

The first level focuses on phonemic awareness and phonics, while the second level focuses on fluency and vocabulary development. The third level focuses on comprehension and higher-level thinking skills. 

Each step is made of sub-steps emphasizing on specific language skills. It’s important to start this development at the elementary school level as they provide a firm foundation for higher education and basic literacy skills.

Is The Wilson Reading System Evidence-Based?

The Wilson Reading System (WRS) is a highly structured, sequential program known for boosting reading skills for students with dyslexia. The program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, which has a long history of success in teaching reading to students with dyslexia

The WRS was developed specifically for students with dyslexia, and research has supported its effectiveness. In addition, the WRS is backed by the International Dyslexia Association, the largest organization of its kind devoted to helping people with dyslexia.

Does Wilson Work for Dyslexia?

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A new study has found that Wilson’s cognitive training program may help improve reading skills for individuals with dyslexia.

The research was carried out at the University of Pittsburgh, where the effects of WRS were observed. It was found that after eight weeks of using Wilson, participants showed significant improvements in reading speed, accuracy, and comprehension.

Though more research is needed to confirm these findings, the study provides hope that Wilson may be an effective treatment for dyslexia. If further research confirms these findings, Wilson could provide a much-needed tool for individuals with dyslexia to improve their reading skills.

Is Wilson A Tier 3 Intervention?

Wilson is a Tier 3 intervention because it is the most intensive level of support that schools can provide to students. It is typically used for students who are not responding to Tier 2 interventions.

The Wilson program is intense and involves one-on-one instruction that must be a minimum of an hour for five days a week. The program is designed to help students academically and put up with the content being taught in the classroom.

The program is known to help students improve their reading skills. However, some researchers question whether it is the most effective use of resources.

What Are “Just Words” In WRS?

Just Words in WRS is a term used to describe the misuse of words by writers. This can include using too many words when only a few are needed—for instance, jargon or acronyms that aren’t familiar to the reader or even clichés.

Ultimately, it means using language in a manner that doesn’t add anything to the meaning of what is being communicated.

How Is WRS Implemented In Tier 1, Tier II & Tier III Forms?

The three tiers of the WRS correspond to basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of improving reading skills in students.

In Tier 1 form, the system is used to teach basic reading and spelling skills to students who are just beginning to learn how to read. 

In Tier II form, the system is used to teach more advanced reading and spelling skills to students struggling with reading. 

In Tier III form, the system is used to teach specialized reading and spelling skills to students who have been diagnosed with a learning disability.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, the Wilson Reading System is an effective tool for teaching reading to students with dyslexia. The program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach and uses a multisensory approach to teaching reading. 

The program is implemented in a three-tiered system, with Tier 1 being the most basic level and Tier 3 being the most advanced. Students who receive instruction using the Wilson Reading System make significant gains in reading skills.

If you’re living in Denver, Colorado, and you know an elementary school student struggling with reading, working with our Wilson reading tutor in Denver might be the best choice for you. Please visit Joanna in her office at City Park West for in-person reading tutoring. Contact us to learn more about which Denver neighborhoods we travel to.

At Brooklyn Letters, we have Wilson reading tutors in Denver who specialize in effective WRS teaching for children at the elementary level. Contact us to find the best Wilson reading tutor in Denver for your WRS tutoring needs.

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