for slps: speech to print coaching
SLPs have deep knowledge of articulation, working memory, expressive language, and phonological processing. They're a natural fit for providing dyslexia therapy, yet few SLPs feel confident bringing print into sessions to teach phonics and decoding. Natalie's short-term Zoom coaching builds on SLPs' existing knowledge by introducing the speech-to-print approach to teaching reading. The coaching scheme consists of 4 one-hour sessions, followed by biweekly check-ins to assist with lesson planning for a specific student. Over the course of the first 4 sessions, Natalie covers:
- Red flags for dyslexia
- Scope and sequence for teaching beginning phonics
- Activities to support phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, & memorization of rote verbal information (alphabet, days of the week, months, seasons)
- Methods to correct reversals in reading & writing
- Recommended materials and how to plan lessons
for educators: q&a calls
Natalie has run a successful, full-time educational therapy business specializing in dyslexia for the last six years. Since starting her practice, Natalie has seen demand for dyslexia services skyrocket, yet there are not nearly enough dyslexia specialists to meet this growing need. In order to encourage educators to enter the dyslexia space and empower OG professionals to achieve full caseloads, Natalie offers 1:1, client-driven business Q&A calls, where no topic is off limits. Topics discussed may include intervention strategies, rates, scheduling, policies, trainings, referrals, marketing, diversifying, financial planning, advocacy, and leveraging social media.
for parents: 504/IEP prep
IEP and 504 meetings are intimidating for parents, especially those who don't work in education. Natalie has been to countless IEP/504 meetings over the years and offers Zoom sessions that prepare parents to adequately advocate for their children with dyslexia. IEP/504 prep topics may include accommodations, ways to use Resource time effectively, intervention strategies, the use of technology, IEE requests, and alternative school placements.