My favorite part about what I do is watching the

confidence of the kids begin to grow.  When I first 

begin working with a student, they are fragile.  Often,

a child comes from a less-than-ideal situation, and

they feel self-conscious. They need to know that

someone understands what they are going through

and someone has a plan to help them succeed. 

 

As a former struggling reader, I remember how it feels to NOT be at the top of the class in spite of working incredibly hard. (I struggled horribly with comprehension and even had to take a remedial reading class in college). That sting of humiliation is very real. Someone once asked what my "superpower" is. Although I don't have a superpower, I have a "grit" and tenacity that continually drives me to empower the students I work with.

 

 

In our family, we have three special needs children, all of whom have symptoms of dyslexia. We have been a homeschooling family now for over 15 years, and had it not been for that "grit", we wouldn't have three boys that are able to read and spell with confidence.

 

 

Education and Certifications:

 

Louisiana Baptist University (Shreveport, LA)

  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Counseling 

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Counseling

 

Reading Interventionist Certification  (Online)

 

Payne Education Center (Oklahoma City, OK)

  • Academic Language Therapy Certification, 2014

 

Academic Language Therapy Association, (Plano, TX)

  • Certified Academic Language Therapist, 2014 - present, Academic Language Therapy Association, License Number 4333

 

 

About  Dana