I began my private practice after many years of working with students of all ages and abilities and after seeing a great need for a learning space that both fosters academic success as well as emotional literacy. I have a deep passion for creating a learning environment for students that is safe, encouraging, supportive and FUN! From my experience, when a child feels seen, supported and accepted, their academic learning soars to places they never dreamed possible.
I am a Certified Orton-Gillingham Supervisor/Practitioner providing structured language and literacy support using the Orton-Gillingham approach. I have over thirteen years of experience working in the educational field and have built many success stories over the years of working with my students. I am a certified OG Canada Orton-Gillingham Supervisor and Evaluator.
I completed my Orton-Gillingham Training through Surrey College. I hold my Associate Teaching Certificate in Speech and Drama (ATCL) from Trinity College of London, a Professional Communications Diploma from Capilano University and a Broadcasting Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. I have completed the Mindfulness in the Classroom training from Mindful Schools and Level 1 Teacher Certification through CHI School. I am committed to ensuring the safety of all children and, as such, have successfully completed the Commit to Kids comprehensive training through the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
I am a certified Executive Function Coach through Connections in Mind (UK). I am now offering individual executive function coaching to neurodiverse learners using a research-based approach to changes in behaviour that is learner-led. In addition, I am currently studying with the International ADHD Coach Training Center to earn my ADHD Life Coach Certification. I am very excited to be adding this new service to my practice but also to bring newly learned strategies and tools to my current students and their families.
In my spare time, you will find me enjoying the beauty of island life with my husband, teenage son and my dog, Sophie.
Practical Activities and Ideas for Dyslexic Kids and Teens (2022) Reid, G, McIntosh.M, Clark, J.
Just Read! A Structured, Systematic and Sequential Reading System (2022) Clark, J., McIntosh, M.