I have over 24 years of experience in both the classroom and private clinical settings as an Educational Therapist. I have developed and published the SMART Study Skills curriculum series which has three editions: Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and Parent Edition. I also co-authored "Research Based Instruction for Reading - Professional version" and "Research Based Instruction for Reading - Paraprofessional and Parent training version".
I excel at presenting left brained concepts to right brained students through a visual and interactive presentation. I make learning as fun as possible while training independent thinking and responsibility from my students at all times.
I have presented at the local, state, national, and international levels many times over the years including: International Dyslexia Association, NOVA University - Early Childhood Development Class, University of Central Florida - Communicative Disorders Dept., the Laubach Literacy Action Tutor Training Support Seminars, The Learning Disabilities Association, Valencia Community College.
In addition to a BS from the University of Central Florida I have been trained in and have experience using the Kendall Life Languages (TM), All Lindamood-Bell (TM) programs (including Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program for Reading, Speech, and Spelling, 3rd ed., Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing for Comprehension and Thinking, On Cloud Nine, and Drawing with Language), Processing and Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) program, Master the Code Reading program, and the BrainSkills program by Ken Gibson, Joan Smith's Memory Training, Easing into Reading Program, and the Competency Assessment Battery Don McCabe's AVKO programs for reading, spelling and writing Scientific Learning's Fast Forword programs, Interactive Metronome, Breakthrough Rapid Reading, Redirecting Children's Behavior, Understanding Yourself and Others
I am also a Certified Life Coach who specializes in developing and sustaining great relationships between students, teachers, and parents. My websites include: www.unlimitedlearning.biz, www.centralfloridalifecoaching.com, and www.smartstudyskillsbook.com .
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Other (Math), Special Education, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Basic Math, Writing, Speech Therapy, Decimals, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Phonics