About Alessa

Alessa homeschooled her two children from Kindergarten into college. Throughout her years of homeschooling, she embraced a child-led learning approach, with an emphasis on social-emotional development and community-based learning. With a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University; a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Lehigh University, and a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from the William & Mary Law School, Alessa is uniquely qualified and trained to provide educational testing, curricular support, and general consultations to families.

Reading Curriculum For Kids With Down Syndrome

By |2020-07-28T15:50:27-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Special Education|Tags: , |

Reading Curricular Options Children with Down syndrome can learn to successfully read when provided with certain accommodations. Decades of research tells us that phonics-based instruction is the most effective way to teach reading to typically developing children. In contrast, Read more...

Schedule a Consultation

By |2021-04-17T21:27:22-04:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Services|

To Schedule a Consultation Use our online appointment maker below to schedule your consultation service with Alessa Giampaolo Keener, M.Ed. Select the service you wish to schedule. Select the day and time that works best for you. Receive Read more...

Reading Levels and Lexile Scores

By |2020-05-27T15:00:33-04:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Reading, Special Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

As children learn to read, it is important to provide them with optimally challenging reading material. Books that are too hard will cause a child to give up because they can't read the words or understand the sentences. Give Read more...