Parent / Child Consults
You will never think the same way about words and how to make sense of language again!
Vera has spent her professional life on a mission to provide parents and teachers with the knowledge and the special tools she has discovered over her 30 years of research and experience. She brings this expertise to her writing, speaking and family consults.
She has a special gift – the ability to communicate simply and clearly. Vera has spoken to thousands of educators, parents, reading volunteers, woman’s groups and conferences on education and motivational topics.
The basis of her philosophy is that one must take a holistic approach to reading vs focusing strictly on phonics. The trend towards pure phonics is, in her educated opinion, the root cause of much of the dysfunction present in non-readers today. Vera explains this in her consultations with parents and in her workshops with parents and educators.
Parents are often surprised when they come to a whole new understanding of their own reading process. Many times a light bulb goes on about why they don’t read well themselves!
Usually a few sessions together is all that’s required for a family to understand how they can work together to make reading fun and exciting. The child begins to read fluently and with understanding. It is an amazing process in it’s simple complexity.
Vera is a writing tutor with children of any age. Her unique techniques make it fun and interesting. Students blossom in their creative approach to the writing process.