I have degrees in mathematics and psychology; 3 CA teaching credentials, a Master's degree in Special Education; and training in 6 Orton-Gillingham based reading curriculums.
I also have 40+ years' experience teaching and working with children--with the last 20 years as an educational therapist in private practice—and have taught in both public and private schools in regular and special education, and worked with students from preschool to university and adults. I've also served community college students in the Office of Disabled Student Programs and Services, and volunteered for the San Diego County Learning Disabilities Association chapter (LDA-CA) for 12 years, including as chapter president for 2 years and on the state board of directors as Vice-President and Governmental Affairs Chair to the CA Department of Education.
I also have worked for TASK, located in Anaheim, the federally funded parent training project teaching Special Ed Law and the IEP process. I have special expertise in working with students with IQ's in the top quartile (>75th percentile). This population often has been denied special education services by the public schools because "they were not performing 2 years below grade level."
Finally, I have tested and provided counseling for college-bound, university, law school students, an Officers Candidate School applicant and a state real estate license applicant. Today under the Americans with Disabilities Law all persons with documented disabilities have a right to reasonable accommodations in school, work places and public facilities.