Symptoms Of A Reading Disorder
Do you have a child who
Problems sounding out words or decoding longer words.
Difficulty recognizing sounds and the letters that make up the sounds.
Poor spelling with multiple errors.
Make place-keeping errors such as losing track of steps completed or steps yet to be completed.
Slow and labored reading.
Problems reading out loud with correct expression.
Have trouble following directions possibly due to ADHD/Executive Function Disorder.
Have poor attention to detail when reading and writing.
Hello! I am Pam James, Your Personal Tutor!
Hello! I am Pam James and I am a parent of a child with dyslexia. I have experienced the same worry and concern when my child was not progressing, and an IEP with a diagnosis of a Specific Learning Disability. In 2004, there were few resources to turn to at that time. We did not know that the IEP testing indicated Dyslexia. Multiple therapies and strategies were tried to improve reading. After many promises and a lot of money spent, a Psychoeducational Evaluation at Child and Family Development told us about Orton Gillingham and recommended tutoring, Since then, I learned about additional conditions benefit from Orton Gillingham Tutoring such as those with Autism, ADHD, ADD, Auditory Processing, Executive Function, Dysgraphia, unidentified reading struggles and more. I know what you are going through. I have been there too.
In addition to private and volunteer tutoring, I have served as a Substitute Teacher at the Fletcher School in Charlotte, NC. The Fletcher School serves students with learning differences by offering a multisensory, Orton Gillingham approach. As a Professional Reading Tutor, I can help your child find the inner joy of reading and have fun while doing it! My goal is to make it fun and enjoyable for your child while improving their reading skills! My Canine Reading Therapy Dogs have played a special and unique role for all these years. This is why I became a specialized reading tutor.
I empower children to believe in themselves and support them to become stronger, more enthusiastic readers.
“My daughter had never been a very fluent reader and just didn’t enjoy reading overall. Every year, her teachers would say she was doing fine and would catch on. Fast forward to 7th grade. Her Language Arts grades were terrible. We had private testing done and found out that our daughter has mild phonemic dyslexia. We started tutoring with Pam the following month. Within a year, her grades have improved significantly. We couldn’t be more proud of our daughter. Pam is wonderful! So kind and caring! Highly recommend”