These are the programs I teach in my practice in Santa Monica.
LINDAMOOD-BELL SPEECH AND READING PROGRAMYou or your child may be among the 30% of people who do not respond to the standard methods for teaching reading. This pre-phonics method works on brain-integration so that reading becomes enjoyable and comprehensible. I also include VISUALIZING AND VERBALIZING in my teaching which emphasizes comprehension and learning imaging of material to be learned.
VISUALIZING AND VERBALIZINGSome students have good “word attack” skills and are able to decode words and read aloud easily. However, they may fall back in their comprehension skills, and in their ability to retain information from what they read. They may also have difficulty in establishing the gestalt from what they have read. In this case the focus of study would be on the Visualizing and Verbalizing program.
TRAININGI took my training in The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS) from Ms. Elaine Cavin at her company, Therapy Associates. I received 80 hours of training from Ms. Cavin in 2003 and she remained my mentor and associate until her passing in February 2009. Copies of Ms. Cavin’s training in the Lindamood Processes upon request.
References from my student’s parents upon request.
Feedback from students:A mother of a five-year old boy states “It’s as if you went inside his brain and changed something so that now he eager, interested and successful in learning his sounds and beginning to read in Engish.”
(This little boy’s first language is Spanish and once he was very strong in his awareness of how he produced sounds for speaking English, everything opened up for him. -Beverli)
I can't say enough wonderful things about Beverli or thank her enough for what she gave to my 7 year old daugher Ava. At the end of school last Summer my daughter would breakdown and cry at the thought of having to read. I felt so helpless watching her struggle with just sounding out a simple word.
I knew there had to be help and maybe a tutor would be the answer. This is when I found Beverli, I read her ad and felt that this is exactly what Ava needed. We spent the Summer with Beverli, sometimes 2 to 3 times a week. Fast forward to today, Ava is reading and scoring at grade level, she just won an ABC award and a gold medal for the reading olympics.
The confidence that Beverli instilled within Ava is unbelievable. I'm still amazed everytime I sit down with Ava and watch how she decodes words and uses the tools that Beverli gave to her.
Thank you Beverli we love you!!!!