I have had a passion for working with students in the classroom since 2005. Since completing my dual Master’s degree in regular education and special education I have been engaged exclusively in the practice of teaching students with learning challenges, especially in the area of reading.
I am trained in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for reading, Spelling and Speech, as well as, the Barton Reading Program. In addition, the Louisa Moats LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development program that provides teachers with the skills they need to master the fundamentals of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language.
I have extensive experience dealing with a full range of learners, among them: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities-Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Executive Functioning deficits, ADHD, Down Syndrome and Speech Language Impairments.
My focus includes creating, differentiating and using evidence-based curriculum for meeting her students present levels and building on their knowledge using practices suited to their interests, skills and abilities. I am a firm believe that our brain works on success and faster is not always better!
I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have!
I work with students using Empowerment Scholarship Account Program (ESA), as well as, private pay clients.
I enjoy the creativity of the learning process! There are many ways and modalities to learn.
Lauren's creativity and passion for her students went beyond my expectations. She individualized the learning for my daughter based on her interests and current academic level. She has made such gains in reading working with her!
Finding the strengths and interest of a student is always my first step to building a rapport!
I have a Master of Science in Childhood Education/Special Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.
I am trained in Lindamood-Bell phoneme sequencing program (LIPS) an have experience using a variety of programs such as Barton Reading Program and LETRS.
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher! I started as a Teacher's Assistant in a self-contained special education classroom 15 years ago!
I have worked with all types of learners. I have taught students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, Autism, ADHD, executive functioning challenges, and Down Syndrome.
Will it be hard work? yes. But remember, never to give up and let's work together to help overcome the challenges!