For Any Neurodifference, Tricia Cook is Helping Parents and Teachers Get Better Help with Common Learning & Behavioral Challenges with the ELBERT™ Program.
Over twenty years of being in education, I provide tutoring, consulting, and coaching on dyslexia and other neurodevelopmental differences. Over the last 15 years, I’ve observed an increasing amount of behavioral, sensorial, cognitive, physical, mental, and spiritual difficulties and differences along with an increased number of children being medicated; I had seen over and over that students with behavioral challenges had undetected learning differences.
Therefore, the best support includes understanding the impact that a negative social environment has on those who have learning differences, or as I prefer to say “neurodifferent”, my thought on helping students succeed employs a positive attitude and positive environment towards learning for those who have difficulty with learning. Instead of allowing shame and anger to overwhelm the learner, I focus on bringing in positive emotions and teaching methods that help the learner with their learning difference and change their brain with self-directed neuroplasticity. I support students with mixed enrichment, intervention, and tutoring classes and/or sessions stemming from a hybrid of elements from Montessori and Orton-Gillingham methods which based on my own inductive reasoning and a detective sense contributed to my own gift of dyslexia, certifications, credentials, and experiences including countless hours of student observations, educational research, and studies along with my perpetual care for children. Lastly, I have an evaluation that “looks at the whole child.” I work with all stakeholders (i.e.teachers, parents, and carers) on constructive engagement when learning based on student “whole child” observation(s) inspired by Maria Montessori, Benjamin Bloom, Peter Levine, Conrad E. & Cohen B., Dr. J. Puleo & Dr. L. Horowitz, S.T. Orton & A. Gillingham, Abraham Maslow, Howard Garner, Dr. Bradley Nelsen, Hans Berger, Jean Piaget, Grolnick, W. & Kurowski, C., and Erik Erickson.
Tricia Cook, M. Ed., Reading Specialist
OG Tutor Training in Math and Reading
* (2019) Member of The Dyslexia Foundation- an
Affiliate of ACADEMIC CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE
Contact Me About These Common Learning & Behavioral Challenges…
You might need to contact me for help if you or your child/student: When it comes to learning, shows the following emotions: anger, frustration, shame, and sadness; has chronic headaches, stomach aches, hives; appears to have low-self esteem; squints when reading; feels behind or “different” than the other kids; has behavioral and learning challenges; complains; thrives for constant attention; labeled emotionally intense, gifted and talented or twice-exceptional; has trouble focusing or paying attention; destroys their pencil, eraser, and crumples up their paper after working very hard; problems with organization or being on time; poor body-space awareness; sleep and/or digestive problems; has problems spelling or with handwriting; complete interest-based learner; grips pencil very hard; has glasses but still complains about not seeing the letters or words, ultra-sensitive, problems with authority; doodles on paper; problems understanding verbal directions; picks and scratches at their skin and nails; can be needy, clingy, and “whinny”; described as dramatic, creative and very imaginative by others; been or going to be held back in school; has trouble connecting to others; tired all the time; shows anxiety and anxiousness; overactive-reads, writes, moves, and thinks extremely fast; sensory-processing problems; constantly moving hands/feet or fidgeting; overly kind or pleasing others; considerably ‘moody’; known for “daydreaming”; aggressive and violent; gets low grades: yet, highly intelligent; can comprehend well but has trouble with spelling/reading fluency; adverse to learning or trying something new. Lastly, …
yes…my program is enrichment, intervention, and tutoring as well as calming-breathing techniques. With enrichment, I support families with courses, workshops, podcasts, and freebies. With intervention and tutoring, I offer group and individual classes. I’m a Reading and Dyslexia Specialist who has Ayurvedic training! I work with adults too.