Today’s kids have grown up in the digital age, and the use of Assistive Technology (AT) can provide invaluable support for students with dyslexia or other learning disabilities in their classrooms and at home.
The AT market can seem overwhelming with so many different free and paid choices. So, to get you started, our latest Friday Five video has information on our top 3 AT choices.
Therapist Spotlight: Jeannie Morehead
Jeannie is a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is a retired teacher after 32 years of experience. She worked in her school as a Dyslexia Specialist for five years. She is also a certified special education teacher and a reading specialist.
She received her training from the Shelton School in Dallas, Texas. Her teacher was Nancy Coffman, who served in roles with the International Dyslexia Association. This training was crucial for the development and understanding of the English language. Jeannie now works privately. She helps children and adults of all ages learn the complexities of the English language. She helps to build confidence. She also helps her students love to read. She questions her students, “What are you reading?” She will even read a whole book with a child so that they understand the value of reading a book.
Jeannie works with all ages. She loves kindergarteners, elementary, middle school, high school, and adults. Since she knows the structure of the English language, she can find that sweet spot to start remediation.
Here is a testimonial from a student’s mom whom Jeannie has been helping:
Mrs. Morehead has helped my child since she was in the second grade. She had to repeat first grade because there was a problem. Mrs. Morehead taught our daughter all of the things she needed to know. She finished Mrs. Morehead’s program, but we continue to use her for grade-level vocabulary, fluency, Latin Roots, and comprehension.
Our daughter is now at the top of her class in the 9th grade. She makes straight A’s, and she can read any word that an adult can read.
I cannot imagine what would have happened if Mrs. Morehead had not shown up on our journey.
When Jeannie is not working, she loves hiking with her dogs, Barney and Lucy. She loves to spend time with her adult children, Ryan and Holly.