Is Your Bright, Hardworking Child Struggling with Literacy Skills?
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We Can Help.
Dyslexia is neurological in origin and occurs in people of average
to above average intelligence. Students with dyslexia have challenges in reading, spelling,
and writing despite their obvious intelligence, motivation, and educational opportunity.
2/3 of students with dyslexia are not identified in school, but with the right instruction and with
the help of assistive technology and other appropriate supports, they can go on to demonstrate their
true abilities and achieve to their potential.
Shannon Koenen, M.Ed
Overcoming Dyslexia, One Child at a Time.
Shannon is a former middle school teacher with a passion for teaching dyslexic students. When her son was diagnosed with severe dyslexia, she switched her focus to literacy and founded Bright Minds Tutoring. Shannon is passionate about sharing her expertise and helping families to navigate the unique challenges of print disabilities. Her core belief is that every child can learn to read, write and spell and every child deserves the chance to thrive.
She received her BA in Education from Smith College and her M.Ed in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington. She has training in The Barton Method and Phonics First and uses a variety of Orton-Gillingham based approaches, tailored to the individual needs of each student. She is active in Decoding Dyslexia Michigan and a board member of the International Dyslexia Association's Michigan Branch.