• Thursday, July 20, Arrowhead
    Mini Expo Hosted by the Women In Business

    Presentation from
    Tammy Pressley, Northwestern Medicine

  • In this week's Two-Minute Drill, Illinois Chamber of
    Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch
    speaks on the last week of special session and key items
    the Chamber is looking for in a final budget package.

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  • Featured Member of the Week

    October 31st - November 6th 2016

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  • Visit The Written Word Online!

  •             Did you know that one in five individuals have some level of dyslexia? It is a proven, neurological-based learning difference that makes reading and writing extremely difficult. This means your child learns in their own unique way, which requires some extra effort on the educator’s side. That’s where Tara Chapman comes in; she is a Certified Academic Language Therapist who has a big heart for students. She founded The Written Word, so that students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences could develop their knowledge with confidence and personalized strategies when learning to read, write, and spell. 

                With her 30 years of educational experience, Tara takes the time to build trusting and long-term relationships with her students through the “Take Flight” program. Take Flight is a two-year Orton-Gillingham based curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. This program focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Tara works with her students through simultaneous multisensory instruction. She takes a systemic and analytic approach, while truly focusing on your child’s needs and process. 

                If your child has dyslexia or another learning difficulty, talk to Tara Chapman to learn about how The Written Word can help and to learn about other support systems. The Written Word is great for one-on-one hour long sessions with the Take Flight program and summer workshops. She also supports a great community and network for parents, DyslexiaBuddyNetwork.com. This community is perfect for connecting students and parents through online networking, social events and overnight camps. Help your child feel confident in school and reach their fullest potential by contacting the Written Word. 

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