For more than a decade, I have had the pleasure of working as a classroom teacher, dyslexia tutor, and reading specialist in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the years, my students have taught me that no two children are alike. Each person is a unique and special individual with a different way of learning. My practice was founded on a deep respect for cognitive diversity. I believe in the science of reading and that children with dyslexia will thrive if they receive intensive, sequential, multi-sensory, and evidence-based instruction. My mission is to create a unique learning plan for each student based on a careful study of that child's abilities, interests, temperament and goals.
I hope you find this site helpful in your journey toward successful literacy development, and I invite you to contact me to discuss your child's specific needs. I am looking forward to helping your child become a stronger, more confident reader!
*NEW* Small Group Summer Classes
Are you looking for targeted, engaging, evidence-based literacy instruction this summer? Lara is currently registering elementary students for intensive reading groups. Groups will consist of 3 to 5 students with similar learning and developmental needs and will meet for a total of 40 hours over an 8 week period. Lara will provide targeted, explicit Orton Gillingham based instruction to each group in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing. If you are interested in joining an elementary literacy group this summer, please follow this link to the group offerings page to learn more.