Confirmed by contemporary neuroscience, Orton-Gillingham is a powerful approach to teaching reading and spelling that uses emotionally sound instruction that is individualized, multisensory, sequential, incremental, cumulative, phonics-based and explicit.
We are speech language pathologists and proud practitioners of the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Language Approach and Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, each endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association as effective treatments for Dyslexia and other language-learning differences.
Reading and writing are intellectual and emotional endeavors. Repeated reading failure can have a devastating effect on our self-esteem and life path. Each multisensory lesson is carefully crafted to teach reading, writing and spelling skills and foster self-esteem in a safe environment that guarantees student success. LTL professionals offer specialized language-literacy instruction for people with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences. Individualized lessons are designed for the success of every learner, every session.
INTEGRATED SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPY & READING INSTRUCTION
Speaking and listening are intimately related to reading and writing. The most effective treatment of dyslexia and related language-based learning differences comes from a specialist equipped to simultaneously assess and teach oral and written language. Our specialization in both fields of speech language pathology and reading allows us to create holistic lessons that help students improve their overall communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
A FAMILY-BASED MODEL
Caregivers are key team members. Join us. We welcome and encourage family members to observe each session. The more you learn important teaching methods, the better able you will be to offer effective support for home practice.
“Ms. Stacey is absolutely AMAZING! She is helping both of our dyslexic children learn to cope with their special way of learning. Ms. Stacey is not only extremely knowledgeable in how to help children with a variety of learning issues, she is wonderfully kind, patient and articulate. My children look forward to working with Ms. Stacey every time she comes. She incorporates fun ways of learning (songs, stories, books) that make my children laugh, learn and feel special. It is amazing the time and effort Ms. Stacey dedicates to making sure each child has a personalized program to help them advance. It is clear that through continued education that Ms. Stacey has procured a wonderful set of ideals and expertise on teaching children who are otherwise cast aside in the public school system. I am truly thankful for Ms. Stacey’s gift with children and with helping me as a parent understand what is going on to help them learn better. Ms. Stacey is 100% committed to helping me advocate and be a liaison with the special education team at the school. Her understanding of the school system and the developmental process of children have really helped relieve my anxieties about my children’s success as they grow older. I have no doubt that with Ms. Stacey’s thorough training, dedication, kindness and respect for individuals with language based learning disabilities, my children will thrive in life. For that I’m am forever grateful.“
-Kate Duinkerken, Parent
Stacey has an innate understanding for the foundations of speech-language pathology and utilizes assessments to create intervention plans for the prevention and habilitation of language-based learning disorders. Her dynamic evaluation, integration, and knowledge for language was an asset to each multidisciplinary team we shared. As a school psychologist, I valued Stacey’s collaboration, innovative thinking, and child-centered framework; her commitment to data-based decision making enabled her to better understand behavior, learning deficits, and the integral import of language.”
- Katherine Brewer, Director of Student Services, Northfield, IL
“Miss Stacey has been a Godsend! When she started working with my son, both he and I were incredibly frustrated. As a homeschool mom, I did not know what to do for him next as we reviewed letters and sounds day after day and he still would not get them right -- and he was in the beginning of third grade! It was like he had reached a wall and there was no going over, under, or around it. Stacey has not only helped my son, but she has helped ME! I am so grateful for her willingness to collaborate with me as his teacher. She is continually teaching me new things and in each session she includes me and provides me with the necessary materials that I need to continuing teaching him at home. Sometimes I think I get more out of the tutoring sessions than my son. I truly feel like we are partnering together to teach him and that she respects and supports our family's decision to homeschool our son, despite his learning difficulties. Stacey is not only good at actually teaching reading, but she truly shows interest in her students, their interests, and their personalities. I know my son senses and appreciates this. I could not recommend her enough. She is awesome!”
-Danette Lowery, Homeschool mom
“Without reservation, Linda Stewart is the most knowledgeable person I know in her area of expertise. I had the privilege of working alongside Linda serving school-aged students with speech and language disorders in the public school. Her practice uses only data driven, research-based methods. She has the ability to uniquely intertwine spoken and written language into her therapy sessions, and in turn, her students’ functional and academic language abilities dramatically improve. In addition to exhibiting extensive knowledge, Linda always conducts herself in a professional manner and communicates well with families of students. She realizes that a family-centered approach to therapy is the most effective way to ignite language growth. If language is a fire, Linda can be the fuel to light the flame”.
Katie Hall, Speech-Language Pathologist