I started this blog back in 2007 for completely different reasons than the ones that keep me here, now.
Let me tell you a bit more about myself so you know what to expect here:
I am currently a certified NILD educational therapist working as a teletherapy clinician with Lexercise.com and in private practice in my Kitchener, Ontario office, and via Skype. I have a degree in English from the University of Western Ontario and have worked in the special education field in one capacity or another since 1986 (am I really that old already?) I take special interest in Autism, Dyslexia , Auditory Processing Disorder, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
I support both adults and children with learning disabilities.
If you looked inside my toolbox, you'd find I am a certified screener of the Irlen Method, a certified Integrated Listening Systems practitioner, Interactive Metronome provider and have my TESOL/TEFL certification. I trained to become certified to administer, score and interpret the Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Achievement, and took a course offered by CPI in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
I am available for presentations through open houses and teacher training seminars.
My purpose, through this blog, is to offer you insights into the world of educational therapy as it applies to my practice, my teenaged son who has Autism, and for parents and caregivers who are looking for fun and practical ways to incorporate techniques that don't just fill the day ... they make the most of it!