Adventures in Tutoring

Contact: Erin Jackson 801-376-9765
erinjackson.1234@gmail.com
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


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Collector of Many Things

I work with an adorable boy who finds joy in collecting things. Over the years he has collected many things such as puppets, animal toy figures, grass, snails, crumbs, and more. His most recent collection began last fall. He started collecting leaves. When he started it was cute he would bring one special leaf into the house and place it on the windowsill. Slowly that one turned into 2...10...20...50... you get the idea. Pretty soon he had a heaping pile of leaves. These leaves were his collection and he placed each one in a very specific location. I liked to think of this as a form of "art." The "leaf closet" as he liked to call it remained in that window for months. His sweet mom let him keep this by her dinning table window because he loved his collection so much. Now that spring has arrived his mom was trying to get rid of the dried up leaves however he was very attached. Last week I was working with him at the dinning room table and I talked about how much fun it would be to watch the leaves blow away in the wind. He said, "I could do that" He jumped up and took out just a few leaves. I asked him if it would be alright to let all the leaves blow away in the wind. He agreed and we took the entire leaf closet outside. Of course, my luck the wind stopped blowing, but thank goodness for his mom because she pulled out the leaf blower and we said "goodbye" to the leaves. This showed, so much trust and growth in this child. I am proud of him. He still would like to collect leaves but we have turned this into a more manageable project. He selects one special leaf, writes where he found the leaf, and then glues it all on a colorful piece of paper which has been laminated. Some pages even have a picture of him with the tree where he found the leaf. This has been a great way for him to work on showing restraint by only selecting one leaf. He is working on handwriting. He has started to learn the trees names and parts of plants. Now he has the fun book that he can look back through with pages of special leaves.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Pots

Mother's Day Terra Cotta Pot
Here is a fun Mother's Day gift. I bought Terra Cotta pots from Walmart. Some years I also bought the little plate that the pot sits upon. Depending on the age of your students you can make this project simpler or more unique. At times I painted all the pots white. Other years the kids painted their own pots white or other colors. I bought a wide variety of tissue paper from solids, stripes, shapes, designs, etc. Cut the tissue paper into small squares (they don't have to be even in size, you want variation) Have the students choose a few types of tissue paper to use. I like the mixture of papers. Then using Mod Podge Gloss you apply a layer to the pot and place the tissue paper on the Mod Podge. You will also add more Mod Podge on top of the tissue paper. This will appear white and goopy which means you are doing this correctly. Let this dry and your pot can be complete. If you would like to do more here are a few ideas: 1. Add a bit of ribbon around the rim of the pot. 2. Spray the pot with a sealant to water proof it, this way you can place a plant in the pot. 3. Add pens that have been wrapped to silk flowers. 4. Have the students make flowers and stick their flowers on straws to place in the pot. If you want the flowers to stand up you can stick them in the floral green foam. This has always been a big hit with the students and parents. 
Mother's Day Terra Cotta Pots