LLA Therapy is pleased to introduce Beth Jack! Beth Jack has been a public educator for 36 years. She has taught learning disabled, gifted, kindergarten, and first grade students. She holds a B.A.in elementary education from The University of Akron and a M.Ed. in special education from Kent State University. She is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist.
Keep reading to learn more about her expertise that she will be bringing to LLA.
For the past 36 years Beth Jack has worked as a public educator, primarily dedicated to teaching kindergarten and first grades. It was in the mid 80’s, during her tenure teaching kindergarten in a whole-language developmental kindergarten program, that Beth discovered many children who entered school full of promise, with exceptional language skills, and a vast wealth of knowledge, but failed miserably when trying to master the reading process. This experience led Beth to begin researching the science of reading acquisition. These studies prompted her to obtain specific skills in the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. She received training in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS), Seeing Stars, and Visualizing and Verbalizing programs. Furthermore, she learned how to administer and interpret the Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test and the Test of Symbol Imagery. An important aspect of the Lindamood -Bell training was the emphasis on an accurate diagnosis through a comprehensive evaluation.
In teaming with psychologists, and speech pathologists, over a period of many years, Beth learned to assist in the identification of dyslexia through the use of multiple standardized measures of language and literacy. This extensive evaluation process helps identify children’s strengths and weaknesses in the reading processes. It also targets the type of instruction necessary in the training of individuals to help them learn to their potential. In 2018, due to Beth’s passion to further her understanding and to keep current with the science of reading, Beth completed the certification process to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Dyslexia Specialist. As a result, she learned to implement the Multisensory Teaching Approach (MTA). Finally, and most recently, she completed training in the Neuhaus Education Center’s curriculum, Basic Language Skills.
Over many years, through various training experiences, Beth has learned to appreciate the value in matching the structured literacy program to the student’s unique learning profile. Throughout Beth’s career she has helped numerous families and their children identify specific learning needs and target instructional practices through structured literacy programs. Beth’s continued desire to learn and implement best practices based on the current science of reading processes, will help LLA Therapy bring reading processes, evaluations, and support to many struggling readers.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for reading therapy with Beth, click here!