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 has a plan to empower them.
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. 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.
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.
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)
Certified Academic Language Therapy Training
Academic Language Therapy Association, (Austin, TX)
Certified Academic Language Therapist, 2014 - present, License Number 4333
Qualified Instructor (QI), 2020