Meet Our Practitioners!

Language Practitioners at the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin are an amazing, dedicated, and highly qualified group of people who have a passion for helping kiddos learn to read. All Certified Practitioners have completed a minimum of 70 hours of coursework and more than 100 hours of practicum training where they perfected their skills through observations, supervision, and practice.  The Center begins a new training course once a year, typically in the late spring/early summer.  It is never to early to apply for the training as there are limited positions available.  To learn more about becoming a language practitioner Click Here!

IMSLEC Accredited Professionals

Our family-friendly center provides students and their families with resources to support both at-home learning and school success.

 

Our wonderful staff have contributed their fondest memories and experiences from throughout their years

at the Children’s Dyslexia Center, and allowed us to post them on our website for visitors to enjoy.

 

Lauri G.

Advanced

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Supervisor & Trainer

Eau Claire Campus

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a tutor is seeing how what we are providing is building confidence and positive self-worth into our students, who often struggle not only with reading but also with feelings of shame, inadequacy, and failure.  I will never forget when one of my first students, after persevering through almost two years of tutoring, finally was able to say “wait, I CAN get this”–and not just once, but twice during that day’s lesson.  I knew we’d reached an important turning point, and actually teared up right there.  Sure enough, this student started soaring after coming to this realization–and I will always be grateful for being part of making a difference in this student’s life.

Allie C.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

My most memorable tutoring moment was when I was teaching my first student that both “ge” and “dge” say the sound /j/ at the end of a word. I asked my student when she should spell a word with “dge” or “ge” , and she looked me dead in the eyes, slammed her hands down on the table, and screamed, ” I DON’T KNOW BUT I’M WILLING TO LEARN!”

Jennifer T.

Advanced

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Supervisor & Trainer

Eau Claire Campus

 

 I love watching and listening to students use the tools they have learned to correctly read a word they haven’t encountered before. The surprise on their face when I say, “Yes! That’s it!” is priceless.

Ameila S.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

Leigh D.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

I love coming to see students make a great effort to learn and see their awesome personalities shining through.

Tami K.

Advanced Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

I have been blessed with wonderful students while tutoring, and have had fun working with them. My most memorable tutoring moment was when I was given a thank you note from a parent explaining the change in her child after his time at the center.  It brings tears to my eyes every time I read it, knowing what a difference we make.

Linda B.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

Ellen S.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

I love seeing how much my students’ reading skills and confidence have grown.

Dr. Margaret B.

Advanced Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

"The resulting improvement of a child's view of him/herself and growth in self-confidence is life changing."

Lesley V.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

Katelynn E.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

Karoline S.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus 

John B.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

Cindy E.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

Alyce K.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Eau Claire Campus

 

Melissa N.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Superior Campus

Toni M. 

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Superior Campus

Brenda B. 

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Superior Campus

Jolene B.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner

Menomonie Campus

Amanda J.

Professional IMSLEC Language Practitioner Chippewa Falls Campus