I provide virtual Academic Language Therapy 1-3 days a week; 50 min. sessions. I use an Orton Gillingham based program (Basic Language Skills), along with tools from my own toolbox and experience from 19 years of teaching. Email for inquiry, fees, and scheduling. I look forward to speaking with you!
I write for children. I also write for myself. Not only does my teaching experience inspire my writing, but my writing world and experiences crossover into my teaching by inspiring my students with creativity, willingness to learn as a writer, and perseverance through never giving up. Most importantly, having fun in the process!
Aim'ee has taught in public school at elementary, middle, and high school levels in the areas of science & math enrichment, special education, dyslexia intervention, and in the 2nd & 3rd grade classroom at elementary level. She was a special education resource and co-teacher at elementary and middle school. She was a 504 Coordinator at two elementary campuses, and assisted in RTI (Response to Intervention) for years. Aim'ee was the high school dyslexia itinerant for the high schools in a Texas school district, traveling to each high school to provide dyslexia instruction. She became a CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist) in 2021 and began private therapy. She is certified in Early Childhood-4th, 4th-8th Core Subjects, English as a Second Language, Special Education K-12, Gifted learning, and Dyslexia.
Aim'ee writes for her students, embeds short stories and poems into her Academic Language Therapy, writes for fun, and for learning. She has been an off and on member of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) Austin Chapter, for years. Although continuing to seek traditional publication, she continues to write for fun and for her students. She won the Book Doctors' Pitchapalooza in 2011 for a middle grade pitch idea.
For inquiry and scheduling: firstname.lastname@example.org
If looking for hands-on manipulatives and resources to support your child, Aim'ee has an online store, ABCand123House on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABCand123House
For a multi-sensory approach to learning reading and spelling, Aim'ee has created a set of color-coordinated letters, including vowel pairs, digraphs, trigraphs, and quadrigraph eigh, vowels and consonants, and consonant clusters. Also included is a word list to help guide parents and teachers as a teaching tool. The felt sticks to textured glitter card stock, well, and a couple of strips are also included, along with a dry erase sleeve with lined paper, useful for storage, as well.
Base-ten felt pieces and a tactile place value chart is also available, as well as felt fraction pieces for teaching equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting of fractions, and basic comparing.