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phone 587 323 0654 contact me

 Phone: 587.323.0654 |  Contact Me


My Approach

Early Intervention



About Me

Contact Me

 Contact Me

Call me 587.323.0654 and let's start improving your child's reading


The approach I use draws children in, fosters growth especially when started early, and is supported by research.

There have been exciting advancements in the understanding of reading and spelling development for both English

Language Learners and English speaking students who are struggling; call me to discuss your child’s progress. Our

initial conversation can help you see how what I o?er could be helpful for your child.


Early Years



“The sooner the better” is a very good

mantra to adopt when learning to read and

spell. If your child is a) just learning English,

or b) is a beginning reader and you feel

progress is slow, or c) is struggling and

frustrated with the process of learning to

read and spell, l can help.

When children are taught in the way they

learn best, their reading and spelling can

improve. Given that dyslexia means di?culty

with reading and spelling, watch your child’s

con?dence soar when given the appropriate

tools for learning.

What word comes to mind when you and

your child discuss English spelling - weird?

unpredictable? crazy? Now imagine how

children feel when they learn that English

spelling is NOT weird or unpredictable or

crazy! Making sense of our English language

clears the way for learning to happen; the

excitement when children have access to

this understanding is amazing.


Take a look at what parents are saying.

Being parents with

English as second

language, Melane is

de?nitely my son’s help in

picking up English. It’s

beyond description how

excited we were when we

?rst heard our 6 years

boy read out loud without

Hi Melane, The work that

you have done with our

son this past year is just

amazing. When we ?rst

met, his dad and I were

desperate not knowing

what we were going to do

with our son and his

problem with reading.

Hi Melane I just wanted to

thank you so much for

being in our lives. Not

only for the help with her

reading, but for her self

con?dence, that is what I

have noticed the most. I

can’t even express to you

what a blessing your work

Melane Culham is

exceptional with kids. Our

daughter was severely

delayed in her speech

and language

comprehension which

made her extremely

frustrated in all aspects.

While working with

any help english reading is no longer a burden

any help. English reading

is no longer a burden to

him, amazingly, he just

loves and enjoys the

language. Melane is

passionate about and

professional in her work.

She cares not only her

students but also their

parents. She is patient

with our endless

questions on reading and

things related to learning.

Melane, thank you very


The school was not

seeing the problems we

were seeing and the dr’s

thought he would just

?gure it out. Meeting you

and working with you has

been the best thing that

has ever happened to

him! He went from

reading a handful of

words to reading books!

He has worked so hard

and he proved it today

when he came home with

a coupon today for a free

pizza because he moved

up in his reading

challenges. Thank-you for

all of your help!

has been. I just couldn’t

stop squeezing her last

night, I am so proud of

her, I don’t even know

what to do. And I know

how hard this is, I am

seeing more and more

that the apple doesn’t fall

far from the tree. I so

believe in what you are

doing, I would scream it

from the roof tops. I

believe that this will have

an everlasting impact on

the course of her life. I

only wish it would have

been presented to me. It’s

upsetting that this is not

more known, this should

be more exposed. I am

excited to learn more of

what you do, and I am so

so so excited to watch my

little lady ?ourish. From

the bottom of my heart,

thank you Melane.

Melane, she quickly made

huge gains and became a

con?dent, talkative, eager

little girl. Our daughter is

now reading and

understanding books

above grade level. My

daughter said “Melane

makes you want to learn

and she makes you feel

good about yourself.”

Melane is very friendly

and she encourages kids

in the most beautiful way.



S.L. & P.C.







I understand the importance of reading. Why do you say spelling is so important for my daughter too?

These skills go hand in hand. Being able to successfully read a word is no guarantee that a child will spell it correctly. But the reverse is true- if

she can correctly spell a word, she will be able to read it.

I sometimes wonder if my son is just disinterested or maybe not trying his best when we read together. What would you suggest?

If asked, I don’t believe a child would choose to be the one who struggles in class. So getting appropriate help is certainly critical for skill

development. Of equal importance, in my opinion, is ?nding, fostering and celebrating your child’s many strengths. This will certainly assist your

child in maintaining a positive self-esteem while working so hard to improve reading and spelling.

Growing up, my spelling was not always accurate and that hasn’t really improved. My child’s spelling seems to be following this same

pattern. Can this be hereditary?

Yes it can. Sometimes the di?culties appear in subsequent generations, as either less or more of a challenge. If a parent struggles with reading

or spelling, watching your child’s developing skills is strongly encouraged. I say this so often: the earlier the better!

My daughter has not been diagnosed with dyslexia. Would you still be able to help?

Absolutely! Dyslexia means there is di?culty when learning language (reading, writing, spelling). If you are searching for answers, you have

already determined she has not yet found her missing piece to the puzzle. I’m always happy to speak to any parent about reading and spelling.

Call me!

Do you know where I can get some general information on reading or dyslexia?

Yes, and here are some links:

Reading Rockets - 10 things you should know about reading

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Dyslexia: at a glance

Dyslexia: fact sheets

Dyslexia: success stories


My passion is helping children to become con?dent readers and spellers. I have a Master's of Education and nearly 30 years experience

as an educator. Call me--let's get your child reading!

Melane Culham, M.Ed.

Contact Info

I am a Reading Specialist and educator with nearly 30 years of experience. I am

passionate about teaching children to read. When children unlock the reading maze,

their lives change. I am fortunate to be able to help foster these skills and be a part of


the a ha moment when it all nally starts to make

the “a-Ha!” moment when it all ?nally starts to make sense. I acknowledge that parents

can feel frustration when their child is clearly talented in many ways yet struggles with

reading. I have the tools to not only help children learn to read but become more

con?dent readers. Let’s remove the e?ects of overlooked reading di?culties on a child’s

self-esteem; let’s change the perception of children who see others around them

learning with such apparent ease that they come to the (unfortunate and incorrect)

conclusion that they are just “not smart.” Let’s get your child reading!

Contact Me


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