Melissa ArgieStructured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist

CERI Verified Provider

Painesville Township, OH

Phone: (216) 392-1774


Melissa ArgieStructured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist

Provider Bio

I am a passionate scholar, educator, advocate, and social justice warrior. I have designed and implemented differentiated educational experiences for a diverse early childhood population throughout my teaching career, devoting the last decade to learning how to help children with intensive learning needs. During that time, I witnessed children like my niece struggle to read despite the school's curriculum and interventions. I became determined to seek the knowledge necessary to ensure all children became effective readers, writers, and spellers. I received Ohio's Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) professional development and, in conjunction with my Masters in Reading Science studies at Mount St. Joseph University, I discovered the scientific reading research behind Structured Literacy, a proactive way to prevent, not remediate, reading failure. I further pursued training in Orton-Gillingham, an explicit, direct, sequential, systematic, multi-sensory instructional approach used for those students with the most intensive needs. Using Structured Literacy and the Orton-Gillingham approach, I provide effective, research-based literacy instruction for all children and continue to advocate for every child's right to high-quality, research-based literacy instruction.

Provider Details

  • Accepting New Clients
  • Online Tutorial Service Offered
  • Other Professional Certifications Held: Masters of Arts in Reading Science, Mount St. Joseph University, 2022. Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Cleveland State University, 2009. Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Mount Union College, 2001. Ohio License: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (P-3). Specialized in Early Intervention for Pre-K-3 students, utilizing TEACCH, FBA/FBP, OT, PT, Vision, Speech, and CPI interventions. Ohio License: Kindergarten-Elementary (K-8) with Reading Endorsement (K-12). Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading through Mount St. Joseph. LETRS Mod. 1-9. Fundations. Acadience® Reading and aimswebPlus trained.