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Joy Waldrop

Location: DFW

Education: Licensed Therapist, CALT, CALP, M.Ed., BBS, ESL

Years Experience Teaching: 8

Years Experience In Dyslexia: 8

Teaching Experience

I first began as a third-grade teacher at a small private school. It was during the parent-teacher conferences I realized how much I was applying my knowledge of Basic Language Skills to help parents with children who were struggling to read, write, and spell. From there, I moved into maternity leave for Keller ISD and implemented the MTA dyslexia program. I continued to substitute teach using MTA for the remainder of the school year until I moved to Plano ISD. There, I was certified for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Take Flite Dyslexia Therapy program. Now I am a full-time Licensed Dyslexia Therapist and absolutely love making a difference in each kid’s life.

Professional Affiliations

Academic Language Therapy Association

Programs Trained In

Texas Scottish Right Take Flight
Basic Language Skills

Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
6-12

Why did you decide to become a CALT?

I was that kid. The kid that was the bottom reader in their class. I missed out on learning the fundamentals of reading and math, causing me to fall behind the other students. I was the one that needed extra tutoring for reading and math.

My struggle came in the form of reading difficulty. Your child’s struggles may look completely different. My ultimate goal is to help your child turn their struggles into successes. I want each child to enjoy their time and see the fruits of their labor as they gain confidence in their abilities.

As a Dyslexia Specialist, my goal is to share the joy and love of reading with others by helping students become independent readers, writers, and spellers.

Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?

Some of my favorite moments when working with dyslexic students are when I hear from parents or the students themselves, that they are reading just for fun. It’s so encouraging to hear parents say their child is improving in school. I love when students tell me they just had a light bulb moment or that a lesson applied to what they were learning in the classroom.

Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?

My ultimate goal is to help your child turn their struggles into successes. I want each child to enjoy their time and see the fruits of their labor as they gain confidence in their abilities.

Your teaching style, personality?

Joyful, thoughtful, structured, focused, and compassionate

Any family details?

I have a dog named Zoey. If she could meet you in person, she would shake paws with you and be your new best friend ;)

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