I am thrilled to be your child’s dyslexia teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I would like to share with you what I’ve discovered about dyslexia and how I will assist your child in gaining the skills necessary to read, write and spell proficiently. The word dyslexia consists of two parts,“dys”meaning trouble with and “lexia”, meaning words (Vail, 1990). Dyslexia causes the learner to have trouble with words. It is estimated that 20% of the population is dyslexic (Shaywitz, 2003). This difficulty sometimes occurs in reading, handwriting, spelling, listening and in synthesizing large amounts of written or spoken material (Vail, 1990). Processing phonological information can be very challenging. My goal is to help your child become a proficient reader, speller, and writer. I will do this through the utilization of the multisensory approach to learning the science of the English language.
I was born in Putnam, Connecticut and moved to Texas over 40 years ago. I graduated form Plano East High School and continued my education at Texas Woman’s University where I earned my Bachelor of Science and my Masters of Education. I also attended The Shelton School and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital to complete my Academic Language Therapy training. This is my 23rd year in the classroom. I have taught preschool, kindergarten, special education and for the last 15 years I have been a dyslexia therapist.
I am so excited to be a Vaughan Viking and I feel blessed to call Allen ISD my home!
Pam Perez, LDT, CALT
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