We are reading interventionists with diverse backgrounds in psychology, research, and special education.
We provide support to educators, interventionists, therapists, and parents of students with dyslexia, in order to take reading to the next level.
So that you can...
Have Confidence in Your Intervention. Stop Planning. Start Living.
We know you're striving to provide high-quality intervention for your struggling readers. You research all the activities, read books and articles, spend all your free time planning out your sessions and activities hoping to truly engage your students. You make a real difference every single day, but you're tired and you're worried that maybe you aren't doing everything you could to help these students because you simply don't have everything you need to make it happen. It's not your fault, we've been there. We want to thank you for what you do. You are changing lives. We want to make that feat easier.
What do you need?
Do you need a group of people to bounce ideas off of? Support on reaching your toughest kiddos? New ideas when everything else seems to be falling flat? Our members only group is a great way to connect with like-minded professionals and begin to develop the confidence you need to show up as the best version of you.
Are you hoping to expand your skill set by learning new ways to support your students through evidence-based practices? Are you wondering what all those test scores mean for you? Are you looking for a way to obtain continuing education hours that will actually make a difference?
We are here to help! Through the Smart ALEC Curriculum, the Smart ALEC Community, and our Teacher Trainings, we want you to feel successful without having to lesson plan for hours each week!
We Know How You Feel....We've Been There...
We lacked confidence as interventionists, we were being entrusted with teaching one of the most valuable skills a student would ever learn and we didn't always feel like we knew what we were doing. We had attended great trainings but often left feeling more overwhelmed than empowered. We were just getting by trying to find new relevant material every single week and we were absolutely exhausted. We knew our students deserved more than we were giving.
We wanted to provide lessons that were truly individualized to each of our students needs but we couldn't keep recreating the wheel every single week. We knew that if we couldn't find a way to provide individualized evidence-based reading intervention we might be the reason a child didn't reach his or her full potential and we couldn't live with that.
While there were structured programs out there, they were generally too expensive, too difficult to follow, or offered a limited one-size fits all approach. We realized that if a program existed that was attainable and would allow us to truly meet our students where they were, that was easy to follow, and didn't require hours of searching for supplemental activities we would be able to make such a greater impact. We knew these students deserved perfection in our attempt to give them the skills and strategies they needed.
After years of working through programs like Wilson, Hill Center, Traditional Orton-Gillingham, Multisensory Reading and Spelling, Spire, Barton, Slingerland (just to name a few) we decided to take what we loved about each of these and combine them into something that felt authentic. We don't want other educators, interventionists, therapists, or parents of struggling readers to feel hopeless like we did. We would love to invite you to be a part of it.