Ava's Story

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Learning is fun!

Ava playing a math game.

I met Ava's parents in October 2012. They were concerned parents of a sweet 5-year-old girl who by mid-year just sat in the corner of kindergarten crying.

"Ava avoided reading or anything to do with schoolwork.  She would cry and run away. We didn't know what to do.  Thankfully, we found Ms. Laura and are so grateful to her commitment to our daughter."

Ava's Parents caught dyslexia early

When Ava started tutoring she was 5 years old and exhibiting all of these early warning signs of dyslexia.

  • Had difficulty pronouncing words, i.e., busgetti for spaghettimawn lower for lawn mower
  • Was slow to add new vocabulary words
  • Struggled with recalling the right word
  • Had difficulty with rhyming
  • Had trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, colors, shapes, how to spell and write his or her name
  • Had trouble interacting with peers
  • Was unable to follow multi-step directions or routines
  • Fine motor skills delay receiving Occupational Therapy
  • Had difficulty telling and/or retelling a story in the correct sequence
  • Had difficulty separating sounds in words and blending sounds to make word

 Ava began tutoring in late November 2012 with me.  She did Occupational Therapy, Vision Therapy, and Orton Gillingham Multisensory therapy to work on the phonemes(sounds) and graphemes (letters). Today, Ava loves school and reading.  She is performing at or above grade level in all areas.

With Early intervention, dyslexia doesn't disable

1 in 5 people have dyslexia.  It is just a learning difference in the neural pathways in the brainwaves. We know that. Research shows with early intervention the brain can change the paths used to read.

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Structured Literacy

Ava has learned new strategies and created new pathways leading to neurodiversity. She is performing well with the rest of her class and I am so proud of her. 

My new friend

I am proud to officially call Ava my friend because she just graduated.   Way to go Ava!  You persevered and conquered:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Orton-Gillingham
  • Multisensory Math
  • Written Expression
  • Reading Comprehension

Today was an emotional day where I am reminded again that getting to assist families with the right help is my purpose in life. I am proud to lead Multisensory Education Solutions in changing the lives of people with dyslexia.  

"It was also an emotional day for us as well.  I told Miss Laura and I'll share with all of you,  Miss Laura saved my daughter!  Ava was so broken down by her dyslexia but Miss Laura taught her the tools, gave her the confidence and helped her develop a love for school.  I'm happy to report that Ava now has many friends, loves school and most of all feels like she has the tools to be successful in life. She has forever changed Ava's life!  We will always be eternally grateful for Miss Laura's diligence and encouragement over the past several years."

 

A Quote from Ava:

"I'm really happy that Miss Laura helped me learn to read books about Pandas".

 

Quote from sister Gabbie:

"I'm proud of my sissy and like it when she reads books to me"

If your child is exhibiting similar issues to Ava, Multisensory Education Solutions may be able to help. Contact us by fill out this form or email us at multisensoryed@gmail.com.