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Early Intervention Specialist

I’m an experienced special needs teacher and adaptive learning specialist, with a Master’s Degree in Special Education and an Associates Certificate in Orton-Gillingham instruction. I work with children from birth through elementary grades.

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Does your child have dyslexia and an attention deficit? Sensory processing difficulties and math struggles? Pragmatic communication problems and learning delays? Is your child “complicated?”

These are the challenges I love to teach. How can I make their learning fun? How can I best teach them the way they need to learn?

Every child has lessons designed just for them, progressing at their pace. While I teach, we do cross-midline exercises. We use manipulatives, play doh, Lego and beanbags. We jump and clap and sing and get silly. I incorporate all the senses to best reach long term memory. Based on your child’s needs and skills, I can develop a customized adaptive learning program for them. Goals may be home and family based and can tie together therapies. I will work with your child in the comfort of your home weekly or daily.


The Orton-Gillingham Approach offers systematic phonics instruction with multi-sensory input. Teaching reading, writing and spelling together, it is a reliable method to assist all learners, with dyslexia or without, in becoming competent readers and writers.

Contact me to discuss how I can help your family.



“Jill has been absolutely wonderful!  We’ve been able to see great improvements in our daughter’s confidence and reading skills.  Jill caters every lesson specifically for our child, and then gives us a summary and items to work on before her next lesson.  Our daughter is always excited when Ms. Jill is coming over!”

Katy A.

“Ms. Jill gets to know your individual child to help them best. She has great knowledge and experience and great communication with parents. She makes lessons fun and my son liked working with her. I highly recommend her.”

Kristen S.

“Jill quickly established rapport with our son and wasn’t at all put off by his ADHD. She was adept at keeping him engaged and made sessions so much fun that our older son wanted to work with Jill, too! Jill’s work with our son put him on a solid footing for making forward progress in school.”

Megan F.

“Jill has been a wonderful summer tutor for our rising 2nd grade son. She is attentive, diligent, patience, knowledgeable and most importantly, fun. Jill tailors the instruction to best meet your child’s unique needs and really listens to the child to know what works. I would highly recommend using Jill.”

Kelli L.