My name is Sylvia Hannah Sinclaire. My passion since 1970 has been helping students of all ages, by teaching them the tools that successful readers, spellers, and writers use. Many of my students have found these tasks difficult, and I have learned about and used techniques that make reading, spelling, and writing easier, so that these students are more successful.
I have worked as a classroom teacher, resource room teacher, reading specialist, language arts consultant, inservice presenter, tutor, speaker, lecturer, and coach, in Alberta, British Columbia, and California. Also, I have assessed the reading, spelling, and writing strengths and weaknesses of thousands of students, from pre-kindergarten to adults, and have designed and recommended tailor-made academic interventions.
I am available as a speaker, trainer, and coach, and am particularly interested in increasing the knowledge and skills of adults who work with struggling readers, spellers, and writers. I have written a book, "Why Your Child Can't Read And Spell And What YOU Can Do About It", which is a manual for teaching phonological awareness, a critical skill for accurate reading and spelling, that can be taught developmentally and remedially, to all ages. My earlier books, Phonemic Awareness and Sequencing (P.A.S.) Stories, are a series of forty-two short stories, which introduce English sounds and words in a systematic, entertaining manner. My next book will be a manual for developing reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing.