Our program is not a one size fits all, but is tailored to each child's learning needs.

1(847)809-8887

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4811 Emerson Avenue

Palatine, IL 60067

By Appointment

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Meet our Team

Learned Effective Strategies and Lessons

Thank you for the kind words and the tremendous effort you put into helping Patrick become a more successful reader and person. From the beginning Patrick enjoyed coming to your sessions and found great value in them. He never complained about going, in fact he welcomed and looked forward to those Friday afternoons. The improvement he made in his classes were a direct result of your work.

We have said this numerous times but it bears repeating again, you have been a god-send for us and Patrick. Your kind and caring manor put him at ease where others could not and your gentle yet effective teaching style endeared him to you so that he could learn and grow. And boy did he! We can't thank you enough for all you have done for him and us.  He is in a position to be successful in HS and in life and has learned effective strategies and lessons from you that he will carry with him in life.

Patrick is in position to be successful as a student and learner and a lot of the credit goes to you and your teachings. It isn't often people make a positive and lasting impression on you but that is what you have done. Thank you a million times. If there is anything we can ever do for you please do not hesitate to call upon us or Patrick.

Thank you and Bless you!
2020-08-25T11:00:19+00:00
Thank you for the kind words and the tremendous effort you put into helping Patrick become a more successful reader […]

Received the Highest Score

I want to share this exciting news with you. Izabella’s class was tested and she received the highest score out of the entire class for reading. Thank you so much for all of your hard work in helping her love reading and getting her up to her grade level. We can never thank you enough for all you have done.
2017-11-06T08:09:10+00:00
I want to share this exciting news with you. Izabella’s class was tested and she received the highest score out […]

Successful Future

Thank you for all you have done to boost our son;s confidence and self esteem. He is not only reading at grade level but also raising his hands high in class to read aloud - something we never thought possible. He no longer says he hates school and we can't thank you enough for all you've done to pave the road for a successful future.
2016-08-31T08:01:33+00:00
Thank you for all you have done to boost our son;s confidence and self esteem. He is not only reading […]

Grateful for the Progress

We are enormously grateful to have found such critical help for our daughter. We know progress will continue in the future!
2016-08-25T11:51:24+00:00
We are enormously grateful to have found such critical help for our daughter. We know progress will continue in the […]

Loves to Read

She is so proud of herself! It’s so good to see. She used to hate when we asked her to read letters. Now she gets so excited and she loves to read us her words! Thanks so much!
2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00
She is so proud of herself! It’s so good to see. She used to hate when we asked her to […]

Swift Progress

We are so blessed to have found you! You have created a great relationship with my daughter. The progress has been swift and wonderful. I am so happy to see my child’s self-confidence come back! She is volunteering to read out loud. I can’t thank you enough for helping us teach our daughter to read. I am so thankful to have found you and wish we could have found you sooner!
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00
We are so blessed to have found you! You have created a great relationship with my daughter. The progress has […]

As highly knowledgeable and skilled educators, we work one-on-one with clients who struggle with reading, spelling, writing, comprehension, language processing and executive functioning deficits.

Our programs are tailor made to each of our client’s specific needs. We do an initial assessment to help you understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses. This guides our remediation as well as our progress monitoring.

Meet our Team

As a seasoned and accomplished educator, JoAnn has been a specialist in multi-sensory reading instruction since 1996. She has a wealth of instructional experience and has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree is special education. JoAnn works with a wide variety of individuals who learn differently.and specializes in remediation, accommodations and advocating for families whose children are experiencing severe learning issues and who may not respond to traditional classroom instruction. She is responsible for design, implementation, and delivery of remedial instruction plans for all of our clients.

JoAnn’s career began in the classroom as a Special Education teacher where she applied instructional strategies to students with reading problems. Her teaching career spanned from primary to secondary school. She is a former Teacher of the Year recipient and past president of the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IBIDA).

JoAnn offers her expertise to school districts, parent groups, state and national level conferences. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of reading and learning and has taught courses for The International Dyslexia Association educating teachers and paraprofessionals.

Joann Paldo
Joann Paldo M.ED.
Reading/Learning Specialist
JoAnn’s career began in the classroom as a Special Education teacher where she applied instructional…
Julie Prato
Julie Prato, M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist
Julie worked for eight years as a school speech and language pathologist. Was responsible for…

Julie has expertise in a variety of methodologies effective for the management of autism spectrum disorders, language based learning disabilities, and hearing impairments. During her career, she also promoted the use of a variety of assistive technology programs to allow all learners to access the curriculum.

Julie has worked as a clinical supervisor at Elmhurst College where she strives to engage future clinicians in the dynamic process of identifying each client’s needs and providing effective therapy. As a faculty member in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst College, Julie has created and taught courses including Early Childhood Language Development, Language Development Across the Lifespan, Phonetics and Neurology for the Speech Pathologist.

Currently, Julie works with children from Early Intervention to High School, School districts and families have utilized her expertise as a consultant to interpret test results and create goals to drive effective Individualized Education Plans. Areas of specialty include verbal dyspraxia, language processing disorders, deficits in word retrieval, social cognitive impairments, and language based reading disorders. Julie employs both traditional and non-traditional treatment methodologies, using humor to build relationships with misunderstood children, which has resulted in long-term collaborative relationships with families.

Julie is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College and Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University.

John has been a special educator and tutor in the North and Northwest suburbs for the past 35 years. Early on, he realized that there had to be more effective strategies for students with learning challenges. Luckily, this search led him to a local branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Upon joining the IDA, he began training in several reading, writing, and math remediation programs, most notably the Wilson Reading Method. Having seen student success with his level I Wilson certification, he sought and obtained his Wilson level II certificate as well.

John holds bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and special education, as well as a master’s degree in community counseling.

John’s wealth of experience ranges from working with children and young adults from first grade through community college. Having written countless individualized education plans, he has a keen understanding of how to help parents advocate for their children.

John-Petitt
John Petitt
Special Educator and Tutor
John has been a special educator and tutor in the North and Northwest suburbs.