Empowering your dyslexic child to read with independence and confidence

  Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) & Coach to the dyslexic community of children, parents & educators

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Who is Genesis Reading for?

Welcome, I am Sheridan. I am a private therapist specializing in teaching frustrated dyslexic and dysgraphic learners to become independent, grade-level readers and writers by igniting curiosity and joy of learning with creative strategy games rooted in brain science.  I love to teach people about communication and connection.  I am going to show you some powerful strategies that create the right environment that caters to your child’s learning style. By tapping into the fun zone, students relax, trust the process, create connection and see results. Based on neuroscience, Multisensory Language Therapy (MSLT), is internationally recognized as the most effective strategy. 

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MSLT is for any reader, but mainly it is used for students who have tried everything else and are at their wit’s end. It is also for students who have recently been diagnosed and would like to save time, money and heartache by using a strategy based in science. It is also for students who would like to take action and avoid years of useless ‘free’ intervention.

I’m on a mission to help parents, teachers & educators access the tools they need right now to get measurable and accountable results so that their child becomes more independent and soar.

I work one-to-one and conduct group workshops online, in person in the New Jersey area.  I am also available for speaking opportunities and media appearances to help further my mission to empower reading confidence in young people.

 Thank you for being an awesome teacher andmy parents who made it possible!

Nicholas | Student

Why work with me? 

I have been where you are now and I have come out of the other side. I understand the challenges and frustrations you and your child experience as part of your every day life. 

I have 2 dyslexic children who are now in college and/or college bound. For four years, I home schooled our kids as mainstream education just wasn’t meeting their needs. 

My own personal journey, coupled with 20 years in Montessori mean that I have the experience to customise lessons to your childs specific needs. 

My parents unanimously comment that my ability to connect with their child enables their child to push through really tough material and most importantly they have fun doing it.

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What is special about the strategies I use?

Multisensory Language Therapy is extraordinarily effective because it uses all pathways of learning to the brain: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Intensive instruction delivered by me, an experienced, professional, enables struggling readers to achieve independence by mastering phonemic skills, overcome dysgraphia, conquer sight words and apply vocabulary to improve reading fluency, comprehension skills, study and testing skills.

What is dyslexia?

Is it an illness?

Dyslexia is not a disease so there is no cure.

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a neurobiological brain difference that affects people’s ability to use and process alphabetic letters and symbols.

Who does it impact?

Children and adults of all intellectual abilities can be affected by dyslexia. The exact cause of dyslexia is unknown, but it often appears to run in families.

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What does it affect?

Dyslexia does not only affect reading. It also affects writing, spelling, math and many other areas of life and learning.

How does it make you feel?

People with dyslexia often suffer low self-esteem because they feel stupid, struggle in school and often bullied.

How does it impact education?

One-third of students with learning disabilities have been retained in a grade at least once.

The statistics

It is important to remember that many students not identified as having a learning disability are not included in the statistics below and therefore, true numbers are likely much higher.

1 in 5 children are are at risk of dyslexia and dysgraphia

8.5 Million American students have dyslexia. 

85% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia.

One-third of students with learning disabilities have been held back (retained) in a grade at least once.

Only 68% of students with learning disabilities leave high school with a regular diploma while 19% drop out and 12% receive a certificate of completion.

Statistics data source: 
Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) H.R. 3033
“The State of Learning Disabilities.” Third Edition, 2014. Pgs. 16-17. National Center for Learning Disabilities
The American Academy of Pediatrics, International Dyslexia Association, and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.

Reading is a skill that can’t be taken for granted

 You may be asking yourself many questions:

Do you have a gut feeling that your child is not picking up reading the way other children are?

Have you already received a dyslexia diagnosis?

Has your child been in the pull-out system for a few years and still not caught up?

Is the school suggesting retention?

Is your child frustrated and considering dropping out?

I take parents and children from frustration to freedom by tutoring students based on thousands of hours of research and real-world application to make up for lost time and to get them ahead.

The dyslexic brain

I understand how your child’s brain actually learns and will empower you to advocate your child’s needs throughout their educational journey.

Strategies that work

The time-saving strategies I use will fit into your day-to-day life and will give you actionable steps NOW to promote connection and comprehension.

Overcome illiteracy

You and your child will be able to enjoy significantly reduced anxiety and frustration, enabling you to feel less isolated.

How does it work?

Book a FREE discovery call with me

We will discuss your child’s strengths and challenges in detail.

 

I will build a personalized plan

No matter where you are in the process, I will tailor a plan for your child to move as quickly as possible, but as slowly as necessary to rebuild their reading wall.

1:1 lessons

 Lessons are held in person at the students home or school or via Zoom if an in person lesson is not possible.

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What people are saying

Sheridan has altered the trajectory of our daughter’s education and the proof is in the data.

Heather E

Former SPED Teacher

We found Sheridan to have a strong knowledge and real world understanding of the Orton-Gillingham Intervention Program for dyslexic children.

Julia P

GT Elementary Teacher

Sheridan quickly built a genuine connection. She used this effectively throughout the program to teach concepts & keep material interesting.

Russel P

Business Executive

We just received the winter assessment results. In Fall 2021, on the Reading MAP my child scored 25% and in just 4 months, she scored 44%. That is an improvement of 56% (and is more than 1 standard deviation). I can never thank The Literacy Blueprint enough

John D

Parent

A couple of recent examples of success include spontaneously sight-reading during theatre auditions and confidently reading from a teleprompter while anchoring at her school news show.

Matthew E

Senior Financial Analyst

Sheridan really takes her time to help me understand what I’m doing. I will always recommend her to anyone who needs help with reading and writing.

Musah G

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Ready to make a change?

Please get in touch so that we can discuss your individual needs and see how I can get you and your child from frustration to literacy freedom.  

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