"It is not how smart you are, but how you are smart."

Dr. Howard Gardner, educator and author


My Multilayered Approach to Academic Success


The pre-teen and teen years can be challenging under the best of circumstances.  For adolescents with learning differences, life may become even more complex.  As an Educational Therapist, I guide elementary, middle, high school, and college students towards understanding and appreciating their unique brains.  My practice offers a wide range of individualized interventions that are designed to remediate these specific learning issues.


I guide the student towards educational success by helping the student to:


  • Recognize academic strengths and challenges

  • Build executive functioning skills

  • Develop learning strategies based on the student’s learning styles

  • Build self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-efficacy

  • Engage in the learning process by understanding how he or she thinks

  • Learn to organize and manage time

  • Incorporate a set of thinking, problem solving, and self-control skills


By working together, we can help them become active and engaged learners through:


  • Assessments:  Formal and informal
  • Synthesis of information from other allied professionals
  • Development and implementation of a structured remedial program
  • Creation of strategies that address emotional and social challenges as they relate to learning challenges
  • Form a  supportive collaboration  among the student, parents, Educational Therapist, and other professionals
  • Facilitate communication amongst the student’s support team members