All students deserve to reach their full potential and become confident independent readers.
Research over the last 30 years has indicated that most reading difficulties can be prevented, and among those that cannot be prevented, poor readers can make far greater progress than we have been experiencing in our schools. Equipped for Reading Success; David Kilpatrick, PhD 2020
About the Founder
Julie Dinan has been licensed to teach since 1993. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from John Carroll University in 1987 and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Madonna University in 1992. She completed her Masters of Education Learning Disabilities at Wayne State University in 2001. She is currently in Cohort 1 of The Michigan Department of Education LETRS Training and will complete the training Winter 2023.
Participants will receive:
Code Emphasis Reading Strategies teacher manual that includes approximately twenty step by step lessons in teaching word decoding and the recent Science of Reading Research that will build teachers' pedagogy
Each lesson follows a 5-step systematic, explicit and multisensory approach following the research of Orton Gillingham in phonics instruction. The 5-step lessons include drills for sound and nonsense word practice, phonics concepts, spelling and reading from decodable text. They are engaging and motivational for both teachers and students, and ready for immediate classroom implementation.
Magnetic Sound Board
Trainings are offered in person.
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One on One Tutoring
Specialty in Dyslexia
Orton Gillingham based multisensory explicit and systematic instruction.
One on One tutoring based on assessment; tailored and designed to meet your child's needs
Ongoing progress monitoring and feedback.
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"I understand fully what was taught and the research behind it. I was open to new learning, but nervous about the changes it would bring. After the training, I feel ready to dive right in." Teacher
"I like the systematic approach to reading instruction, and find the multisensory approach very useful." Teacher
"Julie was engaging with lots of real life examples and scenarios, this was a BIG training." Teacher
"Mrs. Dinan taught my son how to read, she also gave him the confidence to raise his hand and participate in his classroom." Parent