What advice would you give to a family who is on the fence about signing up for a learning assessment (or counseling/therapy)?
Although there may be some reservations about getting support, providers are there to help with every step of the process. Therapists can create an individualized plan to help you attain goals. You are the focus of what we do, and we will help you achieve more than you thought possible. It isn't always easy, but it is worth it.
Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?
My career has taken me in many different directions with kids of varying abilities. I am happy to help children see that they can succeed even if they struggle. I struggled with handwriting, math, and reading and got extra help from people who cared. This experience has made me want to help other children with learning differences.
What would you say to someone who is very anxious about learning problems in school?
It is natural to be anxious, and we understand. Many people struggle with learning challenges (myself included). That doesn't mean that you are dumb or can't do it; it means you haven't been taught how you learn. With motivation and help, we can do this together.