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Services I Offer:
Math Assessment, Math Intervention, Math Instruction;
Reading assessment, Reading Intervention, Reading Instruction;
Study skills instruction; Educational Therapy;
Specialized methods and reading programs for learning disabilities
I offer Orton Gilingham based reading programs for Dyslexia such as
Wilson and Spire; and can also offer Lindamood-Bell reading programs, which can be particularly effective in the development of phonemic awareness; but also address phonics, fluency, and comprehension.
All programs employ various forms of visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic methodologies
shown to be effective with learning disabled and dyslexic students
I also offer the Edmark Reading Program, which has been shown to be effective with cognitively disabled students, and those who must learn by the whole word method.
I serve primarily Ventura County; focusing on Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Ojai and Santa Paula.
I am Andrew Lasser, a private practice mild to moderate Special Education teacher, and Education Specialist. Reading, literacy, and basic math; assessment, instruction, and intervention, are my areas of focus. My teaching employs multi-sensory, Orton Gillingham based methods proven to be effective in the instruction of students diagnosed as learning disabled, or more popularly, dyslexic.
Research has shown that a reading disability can be the product of many factors, spanning oral language development to comprehension and organizational strategies; some of which I will discuss on the following pages. In addition to oral language development, research has identified 5 general skills necessary for the development of reading competence: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary (sight words), fluency, and comprehension. Personal experience has shown that a reading disability is central to academic failure, and can be a primary cause of behavior problems in school.
If you live in the Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, or Santa Paula area, and need a specialist with a focus on reading, literacy development, or basic math; I hold a California Professional Clear mild to moderate Education Specialist credential, and also a Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development certificate. You can verify this on the CCTC website. I also hold a Master's degree in Special Education, and can provide diagnostic assessment (both formal and informal), academic support, differentiated instruction, or specialized lesson plans to wide range of students with learning disabilities, adult learners, and learners of English as a second language. I am a member of the Association of Educational Therapists, the National Association of Special Education Teachers, California Association of Resource Specialists, and the International Dyslexia Association. I am up to date on the latest research and policy developments, and have had considerable experience in the development of IEPs, and designing instruction to address students' IEP goals. I have a wide range of materials and methods to address reading problems at any level.
Please feel free to browse my site, perhaps you’ll find answers there;
You can always contact me through the Email address,
phone number, or PO box below.
My rates are reasonable,
Consultations are always at no charge
Web based instruction is available
Thank you for visiting; I look forward to hearing from you.
P.O. Box 323
Ventura CA 93002
( 805) 477-0296
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