Dynamic Reading and Writing  - Expert Techniques by Sylvia Hannah Sinclaire

I offer a variety of consultative, training and speaking services that can be custom built to meet your needs , including personal consultations, coaching seminars, and diagnostic academic assessments.

Personal Consultations

I provide personal consultation services to both parents and school systems, including:

  1. Consultation, advice and planning to parents about their observations and concerns for their child's academic progress.

  2. Consultation, advice and planning for school systems interested in implementing (i) phonological awareness instruction and/or (ii) concept imagery instruction for developing vocabulary, reading comprehension, and written language, for all levels and teaching environments, including:

    • early education
    • special education
    • kindergarten
    • elementary classrooms
    • junior high classrooms
    • senior high classrooms
    • college English
    • classrooms for non-English speakers
    • tutorial classrooms

Coaching Seminars

I have extensive experience in developing and delivering coaching seminars for educators and parents, including:

  1. Two week seminars on acquiring phonological awareness and concept imagery techniques to help struggling readers/spellers/writers of all ages, based on my book "Why Your Child Can't Read And Spell And What YOU Can Do About It"

  2. One day seminars on developing concept imagery in students:

    • to increase vocabulary
    • to enhance reading comprehension
    • to improve written language construction
    • to learn how to deal with abstract concepts
    • to learn how to handle unfamiliar information
    • to be able to answer multiple-choice questions
    • to understand how to answer inferential questions

  3. Tailor-made seminars to train current and prospective teachers in phonological awareness and concept imagery implementation for use in:

    • tutoring sessions
    • early education classrooms
    • elementary classrooms
    • junior high classrooms
    • senior high classrooms

  4. Tailor-made seminars to train parents in phonological awareness and concept imagery implementation to help their children achieve academic success

Diagnostic Academic Assessments

I offer comprehensive diagnostic academic assessments to schools and individuals. In the assessment, I will:

  1. identify academic strengths
  2. specify academic needs
  3. recommend strategies and techniques aligned to academic needs
  4. provide a thorough assessment of:

    • word recognition levels
    • phonological development
    • word analysis skills
    • oral reading comprehension
    • silent reading comprehension
    • spelling with isolated words
    • written language competency with ideas, organization, vocabulary, syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation conventions, and details
    • listening comprehension
    • oral vocabulary
    • arithmetic computation
    • mathematical concepts

  5. compare:

    • word recognition levels in isolation with word recognition levels in context
    • spelling competence in isolation with spelling accuracy in context
    • oral reading comprehension with silent reading comprehension
    • word attack skills in isolation with word attack attempts in context
    • listening comprehension with reading comprehension
    • oral vocabulary with written language vocabulary
    • computational skills with knowledge about mathematical concepts

  6. suggest sources for academic support

  7. provide personal interview to discuss results and implications

SylviaDynamic Reading and Writing  - Expert Techniques by Sylvia Hannah Sinclaire

For many individuals, words are a mystery. They are random sequences of letters that are hard to memorize. English seems to have no system. At least, not a system that they can figure out.


  • have difficulty keeping up with their peers at school
  • learn spelling words for weekly tests, then forget them
  • don't understand why words are hard
  • put so much energy into trying to get words correct, that they have less energy to understand what they're reading
  • use simple words when they write
  • avoid reading out loud
  • avoid jobs where reading and writing are required
  • know they're smart, but can't seem to show their intelligence easily, through fluent reading and writing
  • make errors when reading and spelling, and don't correct them (because they don't know how)
  • can't choose what they'd like to eat on a menu
  • feel anxious about reading and writing tasks

Why Is This?