READING DECODED LLC
Success With Dyslexia Starts Here.
Reading Decoded LLC offers explicit, systematic, multi-sensory, and intensive literacy instruction to students with dyslexia or related language learning differences. Serving the Greater Houston Heights neighborhoods in-person or nationwide via Zoom.
ALL ABOUT ORTON-GILLINGHAM
The approach that works.
I have a secret; there is only one scientifically proven approach to remediating dyslexia, and that is The Orton-Gillingham approach. It is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling do not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Using this approach, language is broken down and retaught using precise rules, patterns, and structure.
Your child will receive personalized instruction based on the learning needs of the student. I design lessons and materials to work with students at the level they present by pacing instruction and introducing new materials to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Students with dyslexia need to master the same basic knowledge about language and its relationship to our writing system as any who seeks to become competent readers and writers. However, because of their dyslexia, they need more help than most people in sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language for thinking and use. Language elements that non-dyslexic learners acquire easily must be taught directly and systematically.
Students will receive precise, systematic, and precise instruction regarding:
Developing sentence skills
A BIT ABOUT ME
Our daughter was in third grade when she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was 8 years old, and although she's a bright child, she could barely read and her self-esteem was plummeting. Soon after receiving her dyslexia diagnosis, she began the reading, writing, and spelling remediation process.
For two years, she met with her Dyslexia Interventionist four days a week to learn how to decode words and strengthen her oral language and comprehension skills. Upon completion of the program, our daughter was reading at grade level and was soon getting all A's and B's in her classes, which were all now at the advanced level. The progress was miraculous, or so I thought. In fact, it was science, and I decided then that I was going to change careers to be the facilitator of change with other children.
I enrolled and trained at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, TX, and became a Dyslexia Interventionist via their graduate-level program. This certification pathway provides evidence-based, multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham instruction to professionals who in turn remediate dyslexic and struggling readers.
Soon thereafter, I founded Reading Decoded LLC and began working with students. I'm overjoyed when witnessing the progress of a young dyslexic reader, and I personalize each lesson to the student's abilities and preferences to ensure maximum success.
Nancy Fowler, Dyslexia Interventionist
My son Austin has shown so much progress in his reading while working with Nancy. He started working with her with very limited ability to read. In mere weeks, we noticed an improvement and within a few months, he was beginning to read short books with limited assistance. When he “shhh’d” me when trying to read to him, I almost cried. He wanted to read it himself! I never thought I’d see the day when he WANTED to read! Even when he’s being uncooperative or having a hard time, she finds ways to keep him engaged and motivated. And she’s wonderful about coordinating with his teachers and other therapists.
Our daughter Naomi has been working with Nancy for the past three months and we have seen incredible improvement! Naomi was recently tested by her teacher to assess her reading level and has jumped either levels since the beginning of the school year. Her teacher was over-the-moon about her progress and said it's not something she sees happen often. We are grateful that we found Nancy and have been so proud to see how much our daughter has grown.
Basic Language Skills
The Basic Language Program program offers explicit, systematic, intensive literacy instruction for students with dyslexia or related language learning differences such as dysgraphia. Basic Language Skills focuses on six main areas of language: word recognition skills, spelling, composition, handwriting, oral language skills and comprehension skills.
No formal diagnoses? No problem.
Dyslexia and other language-based differences occur on a continuum, meaning one person could be profoundly affected while another person may show very few signs. The Basic Language Skills program and the Reading Readiness program are scientifically proven to be effective for students identified with difficulties in learning to read and spell, regardless of diagnoses.
Reading Readiness Program
The Reading Readiness program is suitable for children, generally kindergarten and first grade, who need to reinforce letter-to-sound relationships. It addresses print awareness, phonological awareness, the alphabetic principle, high-frequency word recognition, and oral language.
GET IN TOUCH
Questions, comments or requests? Feel free to reach out, I'd love to hear from you. Serving the Greater Houston Heights neighborhoods in-person or nationwide via zoom.