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Dyslexia Therapy Reimagined

Marcella Morris

Location: Rockwall Texas

Education: Masters in Social Work

Years Experience Teaching: 15

Years Experience In Dyslexia: 2

Teaching Experience

I worked in a life skills classroom for 9 years in Dallas ISD. After this I worked in a resource/inclusion environment in Special Education for a private school in Richardson, in addition to Dallas ISD. After my last resource/inclusion position in Dallas, I entered the dyslexia training program in 2020 through Lovejoy ISD using the Take Flight curriculum offered by Scottish Rite.

Professional Affiliations

I am currently a member of ALTA, as a trainee.
I am an LMSW.

Programs Trained In

Take Flight

Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
I have experience with all ages and am comfortable with any age.

Why did you decide to become a CALT?

I love teaching struggling readers. My CALT training has sharpened my skills in how to teach reading using research based methods that work!

Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?

I love seeing my students bloom with confidence when they experience success.

Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?

My goal is to gradually and consistently work on building those neural pathways of a student through therapy. When this is done consistently, progess is gained and my students gain access to reading in a way they might not have otherwise experienced. I also like to teach students about their learning styles and help them become their own advocates as they get older.

Your teaching style, personality?

I like to maintain positivity with my students and build rapport as we go. I always make sure my students feel comfortable with me so they can ask any questions or verbalize that they are needing additional support. It is my job to address their needs on an individualized basis. I like to take a gentle but consistent approach to teaching, thus earning my students trust and willingness to engage in therapy.

Any family details?

I am married and the mother of two middle school aged boys.

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