What We Do
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language.
Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.
Pre-Flight: Phonemic Awareness and Reading Comprehension
Handwriting Without Tears is an award-winning curriculum that offers multisensory strategies and materials to teach pencil grip, letter formation, and the literacy skills that are needed for print and cursive handwriting.
Dyscalculia is a math learning disorder that makes mathematical reasoning and computation difficult in spite of adequate education, average or greater intelligence, and proper motivation. It appears as poor memory for numbers, time, sequences, directions, layouts, and visual-spatial information, as well as a confounding inability to manage these things.
Diana is a kindergarten teacher who is working to become certified in Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, Handwriting Without Tears, and Dyscalculia Tutoring. Diana holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University. She also has a reading specialist certification from Lewis University.
Diana has owned and operated her own home day care before becoming a kindergarten teacher in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
Diana lives in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband. They have cats, chickens, and goats.
Diana began working with dyslexia students when her niece and friend’s son were diagnosed with dyslexia. She has worked with different dyslexia programs to find out which one is the most beneficial for each student. She tutors elementary through high school students.