CENTEREACH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The most common learning disability affecting young students is dyslexia. Students with dyslexia have trouble reading words, spelling words and writing or composing using words.
Maryann Chatfield is the founder of Welcome Dyslexia, a specialized private tutoring practice for struggling readers and those with dyslexia.
“They must master the same basic knowledge about language to become competent readers and writers as everyone else, but they need more help recognizing and organizing the raw material of language,” says Chatfield.
Chatfield is a certified teacher trainer in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Orton-Gillingham is based on the simultaneous use of multiple senses. Using auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements, skills are developed and reinforced by having the student listen, speak, read and write.
“The way those concepts are taught is so much more efficient than what teachers have used up until now,” says Chatfield. “There's something that happens when you have several senses working simultaneously. You're seeing, you're hearing, you're feeling the word being formed with your lips. Adding all that input together, the information goes into your brain as a stronger signal. When you go to retrieve that information, it will be more readily accessible.”
Chatfield is also the author of The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Phonics:
“I created this book for teachers who are newly trained in this approach and those who wish to have all the phonetic concepts, rules, and words in one place. For each concept, there is a phonics notebook page with the rule clearly stated and words that follow said rule. There are suggested activities and reminders for teachers, too.”
CUTV News Radio will feature Maryann Chatfield in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on January 4th at 5pm EST and with Jim Masters on February 1st at 5pm EST.
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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on Maryann Chatfield, visit http://www.welcomedyslexia.com.
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Source: EIN Presswire