My daughter is my hero, my muse, and the reason for Thompson Reading Clinic. She struggled mightily to learn to read despite her obvious intelligence. How could such a creative, energetic, and happy child experience such difficulty with reading? My journey to understanding dyslexia began during that time over 25 years ago. I have learned so much about dyslexia on the journey with my daughter and throughout my 30 years of working in the field of special education; I felt it was time to help others navigate life with dyslexia.
I am a certified dyslexia specialist who has served in the field of special education since 1986, teaching a broad spectrum of fantastic kids with a wide variety of learning disabilities. I use an Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory approach to teach students with dyslexia.
My trainings include: Foundations in Sounds, Barton, Lips, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Structured Word Inquiry, and the Aimsweb progress monitoring system. I certified as a dyslexia specialist through Dyslexia Training Institute. In addition, I am a certified Barton tutor.
I hold a masters degree in special education, current certification as a dyslexia specialist, a mild to moderate (learning disabilities) credential, a moderate to severe (autism) credential, a resource specialist credential and a multiple subjects credential.
I am a member of International Dyslexia Association, and The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners.
My passion is education, literacy, and the truth. Every child can become a successful, literate member of our society. Reading is a fundamental human right!