3.4 Supporting Classroom Teachers & Parents of Students with Learning Challenges with Heather O’Donnell
In this special episode, we’re joined by Heather O’Donnell for a conversation about shifting from the classroom to private practice and how we can support parents and classroom teachers.
Heather O’Donnell MS.Ed and Ed.M began her career as a classroom teacher. Working in both special and general education classroom settings, she left the classroom in 2018 to open New Paltz Multisensory, an online and in-person tutoring practice in New Paltz, NY. After identifying a need for private multisensory reading instruction in her community, the practice has grown to include a team of 13 tutors providing online and in-person multisensory reading, writing, and math instruction to students in over 10 states.
Heather uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to diagnostically provide explicit instruction so that kids learn to love learning again!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- 2.15 Looking at Neurodiversity with a Fresh Perspective
- The Right to Read
- UFLI Foundations
- Emily Hanford
- Sold a Story
- Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz M.D.
- The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System--and How to Fix it by Natalie Wexler
- The Knowledge Matters Podcast
- Education Week
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