Cook’s Online Educational Series: Tutoring, Intervention, and Enrichment

Cook’s Online Educational Series: Tutoring Sessions, Intervention, and Enrichment Classes Learn More Here

The launch of my ELBERT™ classes went very well…I’m offering many more tutoring sessions, intervention, and enrichment classes as well as evaluations! Please look for my other classes (BELOW) starting January 11, 2021!!! If you’re on OUTSCHOOL- times vary from below. I’m online..If you know someone who struggles with their learning and behavior please share. I meet people at http://zoom.us! If you want to learn about my other classes and/or individual help go to www.myelbert.com for more information.

Helping Those with a Neurodifference Enjoy Learning Again!: “ELBERT™ develops connection, trust, and love by instilling curiosity, autonomy, and attunement in our students.”

Instructor & Main Contact: Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian; https://linktr.ee/tcooktutor

In my classes and sessions,  I cover the affirmations of strengths of having a neurodifference and view them as “gifts” such as we are highly intelligent and have the ability to use tools and strategies to compensate for struggles to read, write, or spell.  We may excel at thinking of “outside the box” solutions, seeing a problem from many different sides, and spatial relationships along with the ability to think in 3 dimensions. We often have intuitive and insightful, well-developed social awareness and emotions while possessing a lexicon of words to help with the synonymous “whys of dyslexia”. We also have deep and holistic, list-form thinking, problem-solving, and building/constructing abilities, computer skills, and gaming strategies. Lastly, we seek out endeavors of creative, imaginative, visual, artistic, and visionary skills while taking on inventing and innovating pursuits.

One-on-One Tutoring Sessions

Description: Reading Specialist Ready To Help: Reading (Emergent/Advanced- ALL LEVELS) One-on-one tutoring and Now I offer it also in small group sessions (ages 7 plus) with explicit teaching on Emergent/Beginning phonological-phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, and letter-sound relationship to develop their phonic accuracy, automaticity, and self-regulation. This class is also a very systematic, structured, and sequential manner. The small group is only $20 a session.

I also tutor one-on-one  in the following areas:

READING (ALL LEVELS: Emergent to NOW Including GIFTED Classes

& Grade Readiness)

Math Including Applied Word Problems

Phonological Awareness- Alphabetics

Language, Listening Skills & Working Memory

Remembering Calm Including PYAM DAILY

Spelling & Sight Words

Expressive & Receptive Language

Handwriting Including Cursive

Vocabulary & Comprehension Including

Content Literacy, Text Analysis, & Reading In Research

Gifted Help

Why This Class: I cover the affirmations of strengths of having a neurodifference and view them as “gifts” such as: We are highly intelligent and have the ability to use tools and strategies to compensate for struggles to read, write, or spell.  https://myelbert.com/2020/05/16/oh-good-golly-capturing-language-in-students-with-dyslexia-from-a-montessori-perspective/

Offered: Zoom.us, Work With Me ON A Time That Is Convenient For You

Cost:  30 min. $45 per session ($35 each for 2)

45 Min. $55 per session ($45 each for 2)

60 Min $65 per session ($55 each for 2)

ANNOUNCEMENT:

10 Different Intervention & Enrichment Classes Starting January 11th

Ultimate Spelling Help

  1. Class: Ultimate Spelling Help including Word Diagramming: Bringing Color, Shape, Size and Dimension to Word. Description: Ultimate Spelling Help is a small group intervention class for ages 7-10 plus. A wonderful Literacy Intervention Class (great for students with dyslexia, Irlen, ADHD, autism & APDS/VPDS). I add color, shape, size, and dimension (their strength) to learn spelling, morphology, and grammar in an explicate, systematically and visual-spacial manner. Cost: $25 per class.
  2. Also, Enrichment Class Ultimate Spelling Help (ages 11+) small group class helps dyslexic students become successful spellers by using the ultimate word study. I intertwine sight words, vocabulary, etymology, phonology, morphology, and even grammar for the ultimate word study. Max. 4 per class. Why this class: https://myelbert.com/2020/09/09/dyslexia-help-dysphonetic-phonetic-vs-dsyeidetic-visual-dyslexia/; https://lookingtohealourownlearningdifference.org/2020/08/26/free-morphology-for-spelling-matrices/
Description: I have a checklist of spelling markers and traits that describes what dyslexic spelling looks like. It's plain and simple: The middle sounds even though in the middle position is the last to be processed. The last sound even though is the last position is the second to be processed. Since language sound processing is needed for spelling, you will observe them misspelling in mainly in middle position, then last position by doing omissions (leading to deletions, additions, substitutions, repetitions)!!!!. The students will asses themselves which markers and traits they may do when spelling; this will have them become aware of what they do and in which position of a word. They will be presented Reading & Spelling Rules which, in turn, will help eradicate some spelling.

Offered: Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost:  $20 per session

Outschool Link [Outschool students ONLY-times May vary]: https://outschool.com/classes/ultimate-spelling-help-does-your-child-have-dyslexia-and-struggles-with-spelling-cWnKfqzW?usid=6gxi3xHF&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link

(Emergent) Description: PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS: The Open Door to Becoming Aware of the Extraordinary Way We Speak!! It’s a small group of emergent readers that need help with phonological awareness, working memory, and alaphbetics.

Offered: Zoom.us, Mondays 10:00-10:30 am, Fridays 4:00-4:30 pm CST USA, That Is Convenient Other Times

Cost:  $20 per session

Why This Class: https://lookingtohealourownlearningdifference.org/2021/01/05/dyslexia-help-phonological-awareness-should-be-don-simultaneously-with-working-memory-and-alphabetic/

 

Conquering Big Words

3.  Description: Conquering Big Words is a small-group class (ages 11 plus) with explicit teaching on Intermediate/Advance letter-sound morphology to develop their phonic accuracy, automaticity, and self-regulation as well as vocabulary knowledge. This class is also very systematic, structured, and sequential manner. Max. 4 per class.

Why This Class: We may excel at thinking of “outside the box” solutions, seeing a problem from many different sides, and spatial relationships along with the ability to think in 3 dimensions.https://myelbert.com/2020/05/16/oh-good-golly-capturing-language-in-students-with-dyslexia-from-a-montessori-perspective/

Offered: Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost:  $20 per session

Outschool LInk [Outschool students ONLY-times May vary]: https://outschool.com/classes/conquering-big-words-word-attack-skills-for-unique-learners-mmxf1IvT?usid=6gxi3xHF&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link

Introduction to Thinking Maps

4. Introduction to Thinking Maps: A Great Strategy for Visual Learners & Those With Dyslexia Description: The Enrichment Class (ages 7-10) small group class helps  The introduction to thinking maps is a necessary class for strengthening students’ own evaluation and weaknesses in analysis by using their strength of color, shape, size and dimension.

Why This Class: Their success in mind maps rolls into every subject and everything they do!!

Offered: Zoom.us, Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost:  $20 per session

5. Description: The Introduction to Thinking Maps, small group class (ages 10 plus), is a necessary intervention class for unique learners to strengthen students’ own  evaluative skills and develop their weaknesses in analysis, working memory, and organization into a strength. Max. 4 per class.

Why This Class: We seek out endeavors of creative, imaginative, visual, artistic and visionary skills, inventing and innovating pursuits. http://lookingtohealourownlearningdifference.org/looking-to-heal-our-own-learning-difference-through-create-and-solving-word-problems-based-on-real-world-needs-desired-solutions/

Offered: Zoom.us,Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost: $20 per session

Outschool Link [Outschool students ONLY]: Introduction to Thinking Maps: A Great Strategy for Visual Learners: https://outschool.com/classes/introduction-to-thinking-maps-a-great-strategy-for-visual-learners-bIkIrcdg?usid=6gxi3xHF&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link

 

ELBERT: Remembering Calm & Listening Skills

6. ELBERT: Remembering Calm & Listening Skills Training for Unique Learning Differences Such As Dyslexia Description: This ELBERT™ is called Remembering Calm & Listening Skills is helping those with a neruodifference enjoy learning again!! This a small group class for ages 12 plus which helps students examine every aspect of developing the skill of listening and becoming calm! The ELBERT Program promotes confidence, pleasurable learning, self-directed neuroplasticity, and connection (meaning & motivation) with calming spiritual and holistic methods such as meditation, affirmations, breathing and moving exercises. Max. 4 per class.

Why This Class: We also have deep and holistic list-form thinking, problem-solving and building/constructing abilities, and tactile/ kinesthetic abilities. http://tcookedu.blog/2020/03/04/speaking-of-the-whole-child/

Offered: Zoom.us, Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost: $35 per session, $10 a session for Current Students!!

Outschool Link [Outschool students ONLY]: https://outschool.com/classes/elbert-listening-skills-training-for-students-with-unique-learning-differences-pjbuFTUy?usid=6gxi3xHF&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link

 

Coat of Many Colors (CMC)

7. The Coat of Many Colors (CMC): Creative Writing For Unique Learners Such A Dyslexia Description: This CMC small group class is a Creative Writing (Poetry & Short Story) ages (10 plus): Literacy intervention class that is great for students with literacy struggles to gain confidence in their writing. Includes list-form thinking, I use the way students think best and transform it into creative composition such as poetry, prose, and short stories. This class is also very systematic, structured, and sequential manner while I “follow the child” (great for students with dyslexia, Irlen, ADHD, autism & APDS/VPDS). Max. 4 per class.

Why This Class: We seek out endeavors of creative, imaginative, visual, artistic, and visionary skills, inventing and innovating pursuits. https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=F3jJJgAAAEAJ&pg=GBS.PA6

Offered: Zoom.us, Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost: $20 per session

Outschool Link [Outschool students ONLY]: The Coat of Many Colors (CMC): A Creative Writing Literacy Intervention Class: https://outschool.com/classes/the-coat-of-many-colors-a-creative-writing-literacy-intervention-class-W9a1rN0y?usid=6gxi3xHF&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link

Enrichment Classes

 

Dyslexia Help Discovering Research

8. Dyslexia Help Discovering Research In Literacy Description: Reading In Research: Historical Fact or Fiction is a small group class (NOW GIFTED KIDS WITH NEEDS, ages 11 plus) to develop vocabulary, text analysis, & comprehension through text research as well as to develop their reading fluency and active building of meaning with “look-up” & “fix-up” strategies “check-up” & “fix-up” strategies. Max. 8 per class.

Why This Class: We often have intuitive and insightful, well-developed social awareness and emotions while possessing a lexicon of words to help with the synonymous “whys of dyslexia”. http://lookingtohealourownlearningdifference.org/looking-to-heal-our-own-learning-difference-through-create-and-solving-word-problems-based-on-real-world-needs-desired-solutions/

Offered: Zoom.us, Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost: $10 per session

9. Dyslexia Help Discovering Research In Literacy Description:  Reading In Research: Animal, Tales, & Legends is a  small group class (NOW GIFTED KIDS WITH NEEDS, ages 7-10) to develop vocabulary, text analysis, & comprehension through text research as well as to develop their reading fluency and active building of meaning. Max. 8 per class.

Why This Class: We often have intuitive and insightful, well-developed social awareness and emotions while possessing a lexicon of words to help with the synonymous “whys of dyslexia”. http://lookingtohealourownlearningdifference.org/looking-to-heal-our-own-learning-difference-through-create-and-solving-word-problems-based-on-real-world-needs-desired-solutions/

Offered: Zoom.us, Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost: $10 per session

Outschool Link [Outschool students ONLY]: Animal Myths, Tales, & Legends: Discovering Research In Literacy [for my Outschool students]: https://outschool.com/classes/animal-myths-tales-and-legends-discovering-research-in-literacy-XF7BqwVh?usid=6gxi3xHF&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link

 

Dyslexia Help Math: Applied Word Problems

10. Dyslexia Help Math: Applied Word Problems Description: Dyslexia Help Math: Applied Word Problems is a small group class (ages12 plus) where students create and solve word problems based on learning key words, math facts, and quick “check-up” & “fix-up” strategies to real-world needs & desired solutions. They see, maybe for the first time, how math can apply in their lives. They will use real-life issues and turn them into a word problem, with real computations, and solutions along with D. A. R. E. Math (Data, Analysis, Relate, & Evaluate).! Max. 6 per class.  Ex. Summer 2020 Class Project: https://www.canva.com/design/DAD-5eg3B-s/view?utm_content=DAD-5eg3B-s&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink

Why This Class: We also have deep and holistic list-form thinking, problem solving and building/constructing abilities, computer skills and gaming strategies. http://lookingtohealourownlearningdifference.org/looking-to-heal-our-own-learning-difference-through-create-and-solving-word-problems-based-on-real-world-needs-desired-solutions/

Offered: Zoom, Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost: $10 per session

ELBERT: Helping Those with a Neurodifference Enjoy Learning Again

ELBERT Based on my published Looking to Heal Our Own [Learning] Difference Through Our Very Own DNA: An alternative perspective…Class for developing Spiritual Mindset and Self-directed Neuroplasticity. Based off my 2018 article…see here: https://link.medium.com/MSWRJTUHwcb

Offered: Zoom, Zoom.us, Time: TBA, Convenient Other Times

Cost: $10 per session

Children CLASS SCHEDULE: BOOK NOW PRESS https://www.facebook.com/helpfordyalexia/
Monday- strength
Tuesday- courage
Wednesday- empathy
Thursday- compassion
Friday- harmony (CHI)
ELBERT Adult CLASS SCHEDULE: BOOK NOW PRESS (First Class Free)…https://www.facebook.com/adultelbertdyslexia/ (BOOK NOW):
Monday- strength and empathy
Tuesday- harmony
Wednesday- courage
Thursday- compassion
Friday- victory and glory (CHI)

Cook’s Evaluation Description and Cost

 

Held Every Monday & Friday (current students take $10 off)

Cook’s Evaluation Cost

The Complete Elbert Evaluation including social/emotional domain, grade level, and complete learning difference screening (SLI, VPD, APD, SCP) including memory-abstract thinking, etc.  (takes 3 hours). The cost is $150 and includes a lengthy report for schools/families). Also includes a FIRST ONE FREE Consultation (30 min to discuss my observations).

Preview Here: https://tcooktutoring.medium.com/the-complete-elbert-evaluation-including-social-emotional-domain-grade-level-and-complete-bf74e85b4cd6

The ELBERT partial screening includes learning differences screening  (SLI, VPD, APD, SCP). The cost is $90 including a lengthy report for schools/families.. Also includes a FIRST ONE FREE Consultation (30 min to discuss my observations).

 The OH Good Golly is $45 which includes just a dyslexia screening takes 45 min. Approximately. Note: with no report just a FIRST ONE FREE Consultation (30 min to discuss my observations).

-Coaching- $45 each session for 30 min.-$75 an hour (min. 2 times per week recommended). This is on a flex-schedule at your convenience. I’ll meet with you on Zoom.us to talk to you about a specific persons’ needs. First: Students need to get an evaluation first.

 -Consulting on Elbert Program- $65 an half-an-hour FIRST ONE FREE! Also, pay $135 for a week group One-on-One Course!  Coaching with you and possibly others (depending which you choose) helps you understand the program, the brain and more. Includes 235 pg. Booklet- $35.

Thank you for purchasing my program. It means so much to me and let me know how I can help! -Tricia Cook Please share: Looking for Live Online Classes For Tutoring, Enrichment, & Intervention? https://spark.adobe.com/page/D0uOjA7arNBcz/

 

Resources: Why These Sessions, Classes, and Evaluations???

Strengths of a NeuroDifferences– Cook’s Independent Tutoring, Coaching & Consulting Links: http://tcookedu.blog/2020/03/14/strengths-of-learning-differences/

Brain research: http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/dyslexic-br ain/

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-dyslexia-kelli-sandman-hurley?fbclid=IwAR2grf1e4vk_KsEgpgbxPvI5JFOt-TZUyAV_dkxfeThllwLgkckoRzPEH00

What is Dyslexia? Everything You need to Know: https://www.dyslexia-and-literacy.international/ONL/EN/Course/S1-1.htm

What is stealth dyslexia? https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/blogs/the-inside-track/2015/03/04/stealth-dyslexia-how-some-dyslexic-students-escape-detection?_ul=1*qrde0a*domain_userid*YW1wLUNhT0MxSVo4UXpLRXg1bTlqUThORWc.

Multisensory Structured Language Teaching article/fact sheet: https://dyslexiaida.org/multisensory-structured-language-teaching/

Multisensory Teaching Approaches for Dyslexia: https://www.thoughtco.com/multisensory-approaches-for-dyslexia-3111175

What is CAPD and Filtering? https://therapyshoppe.com/therapists-corner/113-the-filter-that-changed-her-life

What are of  8 the most common VPD? https://www.churchillstl.org/learning-disability-resources/visual-processing-disorder/

https://ilslearningcorner.com/2016-06-oculomotor-dysfunction-why-my-child-skips-words-cant-cross-the-midline-experiences-double-vision/?fbclid=IwAR01uM41xmkihCeypiyIagKq2O7wNvZ4F3ryLWnbzSpkEuFYbDfa1-F-n5w

What is Irlen Syndrome?  https://irlen.com/what-is-irlen-syndrome/

What does a reading specialist with OG do? https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/treatments-approaches/working-with-clinicians/what-is-a-reading-specialist

Could your child have slow speed processing? https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/signs-symptoms/could-your-child-have/im-concerned-my-child-might-have-slow-processing-speed-now-what?_ul=1*qrde0a*domain_userid*YW1wLUNhT0MxSVo4UXpLRXg1bTlqUThORWc.

Should I  consider autism?Researchautism.org. (2019). [online] Available at: https://researchautism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/An_Educators_Guide_to_Asperger_Syndrome.pdf [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Autism-watch.org. (2019). [online] Available at: https://www.autism-watch.org/general/nimh.pdf [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Autismspeaks.org. (2019). [online] Available at: https://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Parents%20Guide%20to%20Autism.pdf [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-04/ASD%20DSM-5%20Parent%20Interview%20Final%20%281%29.pdf viewed on 12/16/2019.

http://ccea.org.uk/sites/default/files/docs/curriculum/guidelines_general_strategies/sen-gifted_general_checklist.pdf viwed on 12/16/2019.

Should I consider ADHD? https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/adhd-and-anger-what-you-need-to-know?_ul=1*dgj4z7*domain_userid*YW1wLUNhT0MxSVo4UXpLRXg1bTlqUThORWc.

Other Resources:

Dyslexia & Literacy Difficulty – Link: https://www.dyslexia-and-literacy.international/ONL/EN/Course/Media/Rosereport.pdf

Dyslexia in the Classroom What Every Teacher Needs to Know handbook from IDA: https://dyslexiaida.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DITC-Handbook.pdf

Cracking the Code of Dyslexia: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cracking-the-code-of-dyslexia/?fbclid=IwAR32hRWPQHZArF85Kqo1t7Tefo5tmNuXVCXeRJYVGvWf156j0pLcKSNguuQ

See Dyslexia Differently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11r7CFlK2sc#action=share

Brain research:http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/dyslexic-brain/

Understanding Dyslexia (Child Mind Institute):  https://childmind.org/article/understanding-dyslexia/

Why We Should Teach All Kids Like They Have Dyslexia:https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/why-we-should-teach-all-pupils-if-they-have-dyslexia

20 Things Only Parents of Children with Dyslexia Would Understand:http://www.lifehack.org/285680/20-things-only-parents-children-with-dyslexia-would-understand

Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly Classroom: https://www.thoughtco.com/creating-a-dyslexia-friendly-classroom-3111082

What I Wish Every Teacher Knew about Dyslexia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=303uulbfR3I

Multisensory Learning article: http://www.dyslexia-reading-well.com/multisensory-learning.html

Article from the University of Nebraska on the benefits of coteaching and helping students achieve: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1038&context=mathmidsummative

Dyslexia: What Every Educator Needs to Know from Reading Horizons: https://www.readinghorizons.com/Media/Default/Documents/Resources/Dyselxia%20E-Book.pdf

Working Together to Address Dyslexia in the Classroom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8015698799059/WN_ew-UClTKR7KNsntlyDQlbA

Spelling “games”:  https://www.beatingdyslexia.com/spelling-games.html

Eight Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Reading: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/instructional-strategies/8-multisensory-techniques-for-teaching-reading

Susan Norton teaches an Orton-Gillingham multisensory lesson with a 4th grade student video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiZvSvALo-4

Making Multisensory Tools for Your Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucm_Y5SnHVg#action=share

Using Multisensory Methods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWBjBq73oR4#action=share

Successful Careers: The Secrets of Adults with Dyslexia – http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/sites/default/files/SuccessfulCareersDyslexiaFink.pdf

Teacher Strategies for Dyslexics: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c38560bb98a78f7ba7097bd/t/5c3d6466758d469a54f349c9/1547527271766/dyslexia_handbook_teacherstrategies.pdf

How to Help Build a Dyslexic Child’s Self Esteem  https://www.dyslexiafriend.com/2010/07/how-to-help-build-dyslexic-childs-self.html

Five Steps to Boost a Young Dyslexic’s Self Confidence:https://blog.dyslexia.com/five-steps-to-boost-a-young-dyslexics-self-confidence/

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