As a parent of three children with learning differences, I know the struggles that families can have in understanding and supporting their children. Not every school system is equipped with the resources to effectively assess, identify, and recommend interventions for neurodiverse students. Over fifteen years ago, I founded a support group for families of neurodivergent learners, and from there my passion for this field grew. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at PEAK, I am thrilled to be able to use my energy and training to help other families.
I am also an advocate for students with dyslexia. I have testified in front of the Colorado State legislature in support of improved diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia in our public schools. I also serve as a Board Trustee for Orton Academy, Colorado’s first charter school for dyslexic students. I feel very lucky to work in a field that has so much personal meaning for me.