"Bridging the Gap Between Educational Research & Practice."


Garforth Education provides Professional Development Courses and Educational Consulting for Educators,
as well as Reading Assessment Screening, Consulting Services and Training Courses for Parents.

Professional Development, Courses and
Educational Consulting for Educators

Garforth Education Professional Development

Below are just some examples of seminars that Dr. Garforth is able to offer, but she can create more detailed presentations on a focused area of any of the following topics.

Reading Development Seminars

Over the last several decades there has been a tremendous amount of research about reading instruction and how the brain learns to read. This research has been consolidated to form one cohesive theory for how the brain learns to read and the elements of instruction required for individuals to develop into proficient readers. 

We can achieve better results for our students when science-informed instructional practices are used, along with screening measures to inform the instructional goals. These practices include the ‘Big Five’: 
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • ​Fluency
  • ​Comprehension

Reading Development Seminar
Half Day (3 Hours)

In the half day seminar Dr. Garforth discusses key concepts related to reading development including:
  • The Simple View of Reading
  • Scarborough’s Reading Rope
  • Orthographic Mapping
She then provides a brief overview of what meta-analyses show to be the most effective instructional practices for phonological awareness, phonic, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and morphological awareness. 

Participants will leave this seminar with a greater understanding of reading development, allowing them to make more informed decisions about their instructional practices.

Reading Development Seminar
Full Day (5 Hours)

The full day seminar allows Dr. Garforth to go into more detail about instructional strategies, ways to differentiate reading instruction for your students as well as strategies for incorporating reading instruction across the curriculum.

Participants will leave the seminar with strategies for incorporating reading instruction across the curriculum as well as ways they can differentiate instruction to meet the varying needs of students in their classroom.

Educational Consulting

At Garforth Education, we believe everyone has a unique way of learning. To build around this belief, every person is given a one-on-one assessment and we develop an evidence-based learning plan best suited to their strengths. These plans can be implemented by family members or with one of our coaches. Additionally, Garforth Education can act as a program manager and work with any additional professionals needed by our client.

About the Business

Garforth Education welcomes clients of all ages and with different academic needs including learning disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and low incidence special needs.

At Garforth Education, we believe that everybody has a unique learning profile with different strengths and challenges. When considering this profile to design a personalized education plan, it is possible to find a pathway to success at any age.

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