Location: Hixson, TN
Education: M.Ed., Certified Academic Language Therapist
Years Experience Teaching: 20
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 13
I was a Speech Language Therapist Assistant for many years. Then, my children were showing signs of dyslexia and other learning disorders. This lead me to Southern Methodist University in 2009-2010 to attain my Academic Language Therapy certification. I continued to work in private schools who specialized in dyslexia as an Academic Language Therapist in the Dallas, TX area. I also started taking classes and teaching multisensory math for elementary students who had dyscalculia. In 2015, I started my own private practice helping students and adults with dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Academic Language Therapy Association
International Academic Language Therapy Association
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Programs Trained In
Alphabet Phonics Situation Learning
Basic Learning Skills
Visualization and Verbalization
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Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
Age 8 – Adult
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
I became an CALT when my children were showing signs of dyslexia and other learning disabilities at an early age. I knew this was a life long challenge and I wanted to be knowledgeable on how to help my children all through their academic years. This lead to teaching children in my local community and beyond.
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
I love when a student first sees they are able to read, spell and write when given the correct tools.
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
Showing children and adults they are capable of reading, spelling and writing with confidence.
Your teaching style, personality?
I like to make learning fun by using multisensory techniques/games. I also create unique lessons for each student according to his or her interests/skills while still learning basic concepts needed for reading, spelling and writing.