Natalie is an Associate Educational Therapist though the Association of Educational Therapists and a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction. She received her Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Therapy from UC Riverside and her BA with Honors from UC Davis. Natalie is a Learning Ally Specialist qualified to verify print disabilities and a member of the California Speech Language Hearing Association, the International Dyslexia Association, and the Reading League. Her areas of clinical interest include the career trajectories of individuals with dyslexia, the long-term impact of childhood dyslexia therapy; the signs of dyslexia in early childhood; and how speech, language, and sensory differences interact with dyslexia.
Though she has lived in the Bay Area and London, Natalie's favorite place by far is the area she now calls home, the Sierra Nevada Foothills. She offers in-person dyslexia therapy sessions in El Dorado County, travels to assess children and adults with dyslexia all over California, and offers Zoom consultations to families across the nation.
qualifications, trainings, & approaches
30 Hour Intermediate Orton Gillingham- IMSE
30 Hour Structured Literacy- Literacy How
Brain Frames: Visual Tools That Organize Language
Handwriting Without Tears- K-5
Handwriting Without Tears- PreK Readiness
Making Math Real- Overview
Dyslexia Screening- Dyslexia Training Institute
Equipped for Reading Success- Dr. David Kilpatrick