Laure Schaerr, Certified Barton Tutor

‚ÄčTools for Dyslexia is dedicated to providing individually-paced instruction for children, youth, and adults who struggle with reading and spelling as well as composition writing. A dyslexia diagnosis is not needed. Discovering they can be successful with language is life-changing for students and adults. As tutoring students participate in developing these skills without pressure to keep up with other students, they blossom and their confidence soars.

Using explicit, multisensory, individualized instruction students will learn word attack skills for reading and spelling through morphology (structure) and phonology (sounds). While students apply spelling conventions ("rules"), they not only learn how to spell specific words but they also learn about how the entire language system works and the patterns within it, which strengthens their reading skills. Learning which letters (graphemes) represent which phonemes (sounds) in the context of real words increases understanding. Making sense of the spelling of <heel> versus <heal>,  <does>, <said>, etc. will empower students with useful language tools they can use throughout their lives.

When the student's questions about reading and spelling concepts are an integral part of the learning process, they become active participants in learning. Knowing the reason for a spelling like the <g> in <sign> creates a connection to the spelling the student will encounter again and again in reading and spelling situations. 

Gaining the tools for dyslexia will change their lives so they can reach their goals and become whatever they want to become. 

Generally, it will take 18 to 36 months of twice-a-week, one-on-one tutoring to bring a child's reading, spelling, and writing up to grade level.

Online tutoring is available! If you aren't in my area, tutoring is still an option. Contact me to learn more about online tutoring: tools4dyslexia@gmail.com

My tutoring practice serves the Elkhorn, Omaha, Gretna, Papillion and surrounding communities in Nebraska.