Adventures in Tutoring

Contact: Erin Jackson 801-376-9765
Located in Spanish Fork, UT

Individual and group tutoring services for students with mild (resource)-severe disabilities.

Speech Therapy for students of all ages.

Preschool services available for children with or without disabilities. Sign up now for fall preschool sessions. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday $75 a month (2 days) $100 a month (3 days). Ages 3-5
In preschool we will work on Zoo-Phonics, beginning numbers, shapes, colors, social skills, behavioral skills, language, communication, fine and gross motor, coloring, writing, cutting, crafts, and music.

Are you worried about your child's progress or regression over the summer months sign up for tutoring to give your kiddos that extra help to put them on the right track for the next school year

Group tutoring with 2-6 students is $15 per hour
Individual tutoring is $25 per hour
Individual tutoring at the child's home starts at $45 per hour
Half Hour Individual tutoring - $15 per half hour

Services Available: Academic Tutoring, Social Skills, Motor Skills both fine and gross motor, Language Skills (speech background), Behavioral Skills (including behavior plans for home/school), Augmentative Communication (PECS-High end Technology) IEP help and support

Friday, April 29, 2011

Spelling Word Patterns

Teaching students with disabilities, how to spell and then also being able to remember those words a month later is a challenging endeavour. Many times teachers simply use the grade level spelling lists, I know I did. I have found a more appropriate way to teach spelling that makes the words truly individualized. Individualization is what special education is about. I now use a book called, Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, 4th Edition (Book, CD & DVD) by Donald R. Bear, Marcia R. Invernizzi, Shane Templeton and Francine R. Johnston. This book allows you to give a simple pre-test with a variety of spelling words. From this test you can see where the student's errors are occurring. From this information you can now decide where to begin spelling instruction. The Words Their Way books teach spelling patterns beyond the simple CVC (cat, hat, bat) patterns to more complex patterns such as "ought" (bought, thought, sought). One last thought, Words Their Way is also an excellent resource for ELL (English Language Learners).

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