Natalie received her Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Therapy from UC Riverside Extension (4.0) and her B.A. with honors (3.9) from UC Davis. She performed her clinical educational therapy internship at Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley. Between her undergraduate and educational therapy studies, Natalie lived in London and attended graduate courses in education and policy at King's College London.
Courses from Natalie's higher education coursework include Understanding Learning Differences; Principles of Educational Therapy; Techniques of Educational Therapy; Advanced Educational Assessment; Advanced Educational Assessment Practicum; Strategies for Remediation of Dyslexia and Dysgraphia; Management of Clinical Practice; Clinical Internship; Education, Policy, and the City; Abnormal Psychology; Social Psychology; Human Development; Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education; Psychology in Modern Life; and Psychology of Human Learning.
memberships & qualifications
Associate Educational Therapist through the Association of Educational Therapists
Learning Ally Specialist qualified to verify print disabilities
Certified Irlen Syndrome Screener
Passed International Dyslexia Association's KPEERI (Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction)
30 hour Intermediate Orton-Gillingham (Institute of Multi-Sensory Education/IMSE)
30 hour Structured Literacy (Literacy How)
Learning Without Tears Pre-K Readiness & Writing
Jill Ham Handwriting Program
Making Math Real Introduction
Irlen Syndrome Screener Training
Dyslexia Screening (Dyslexia Training Institute)
areas of focus
Dyslexia is Natalie's foremost clinical interest area. Natalie understands how dyslexia evolves in response to intervention, in the absence of intervention, and throughout the lifespan. Natalie also understands the ways in which dyslexia impacts performance (both positively and negatively) in each academic area and the optimal ways in which dyslexic individuals can learn and thrive.
Natalie has cultivated a large network of professionals in related fields, with whom she enjoys collaborating on complex cases. Clients that work with Natalie benefit from referrals to and input/advice from members of Natalie's network, including psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, child therapists, MFTs, lawyers, advocates, LCSWs, and tutors.