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Support for Children With Learning Differences

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Right Brain Tutor, LLC

Online Reading Tutoring for Students with Learning Disorders

My name is Chelle Schauben. I am an online tutor helping elementary school students with learning differences, including ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, or sensory processing disorders.

I am certified in the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Teaching Literacy as an Associate and Classroom Educator. Through the Pride Reading Program, I have effectively tutored children, utilizing the Orton-Gillingham structured literacy multisensory curriculum.

I will start my new position as a Special Education Mild/Moderate SDC Elementary School Teacher at Oakland Unified School District's Manzanita Community Elementary School in August 2024.

My academic background includes a dual Bachelor's degree in English and Communications and Multimedia and three master's degrees in English and Creative Writing, Educational Therapy, and Education.

I am thrilled to announce that I will begin my Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies in July 2024.

With my diverse expertise, I am confident I can assist your child in enhancing their reading skills and achieving academic growth.

Right Brain Tutor, LLC

Not the traditional one-size-fits-all approach:

  • Lessons specifically tailored to your child's developmental level. 
  • Age-appropriate lessons.
  • A creative and collaborative environment.

My tutoring program uses the Pride Reading Program based on the Orton Gillingham Method.

  • Children labeled "struggling learners" are often children who are naturally "right-brained."
  • We often think of these children as slow or not as intelligent as their peers.
  • Nothing could be farther from the truth!

Right-brained children think more "globally" and often experience

  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Cannot sort out their thoughts, or 
  • Determine what is relevant.  

Traditional teaching methods focus on skills that follow a set sequence.

  • Right-brained kids learn better in context.
  • Right-brained students often "understand" the answer,
  • Yet cannot access or explain the steps they have used.

Right-brained children do not get the individualized attention they need.

Established teaching methods use a left-brained approach that is counter to how right-brained children naturally learn.

Right Brain Tutor, LLC

Right-Brain Learning

Hemispheric dominance is distinctive in each child. Roger W. Sperry, a psychologist, first introduced the left brain and right brain hypothesis in the 1960s.

Right Brain Functions:

  • Art awareness
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Intuition
  • Insight
  • Holistic thought
  • Music awareness
  • 3-D Forms
  • Left hand control

Left Brain Functions:

  • Analytical thought
  • Logic
  • Language
  • Reasoning
  • Science & math
  • Writing
  • Numbers skills
  • Right hand control

Being aware of what hemisphere of the brain is dominant in your child is central in determining which style of learning he/she requires to be successful.