Area of Expertise
I have 15 years of experience working with kids who have dyslexia and language-based reading deficits. In addition, I have helped design and implement reading intervention programs in two local private schools.
I address reading disorders using a variety of intervention strategies and all learning pathways (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic) in order to enhance memory and learning. I teach children the skills they will need to be proficient in phonemic awareness, reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. My strategies help students to "crack the code" so they will be able to read increasingly difficult texts with greater speed, fluency, and expression.
“Small wins fuel transformative changes by leveraging tiny advantages into patterns
that convince people that bigger achievements are within reach.”
-Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit)
Kim has given me tools and strategies to prioritize tasks, organize projects, and adhere to deadlines. Her ability to analyze and address clients' needs are unparalleled.Adult Client
Middle school disorganization was wrecking havoc on my daughter's grades and even worse, her self esteem. My attempts to help failed, but Kim's gentle yet direct approach empowered my daughter and gave her the confidence and strategies she needed to become a successful, more organized student.Angela
Going to speech therapy not only improved my speech but also my self confidence.The therapy could be frustrating and difficult at times but it was super helpful. Whenever I'm able to express my thoughts verbally without having to repeat myself, I think about my therapy. I'm super glad I went and would recommend Kim Hughes to anyone who has problems speaking clearly. She is very engaging and caring and can work with people of all ages.Josh
We love having our son work with Kim! She's helped all of us manage his speech, ADHD, executive function, and other issues in positive ways that have brought our family together. Always prepared with a purposeful lesson, Kim shares books, games, and other resources generously, too--so the learning can go further at home. If something comes up during the week that we'd like or need to address in the session, Kim is so well versed and flexible that she can come up with an appropriate lesson right on the spot. We are extremely lucky we were introduced to her and highly, highly recommend her--especially if your child's issues involve speech and other conditions like ADHD.Elissa and David
When we came to Kim, we were desperate as we watched our daughter's growing frustration both in and out of the classroom as she struggled with core issues related to sensory concerns, reading comprehension, phonemic awareness and focus. Kim was able to hone in on exactly what strategies our daughter needed to help her succeed. The results have been transformational. Kim’s deep appreciation for the individuality of my child and her willingness to tailor her lessons and strategies to my daughter's individual learning style has made time with her a welcome addition to her schedule. And Kim’s love of her chosen career and joy in watching her student’s success is infectious. My entire family recommends her highly!Jennifer