Michael Hart, Ph.D. is a child psychologist with almost 30 years of experience in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of a full range of learning differences, including dyslexia and (AD/HD). He is the founder/owner of www.drmichaelhart.com providing webinars, online courses and onsite presentations/training for parents, educators, and specialists regarding the proper educational care of our dyslexic students.
Michael is also the co-chair of the UNESCO MGIEP advisory committee for a large-scale literacy development project in India. The MGIEP is an integral part of UNESCO and institute on education for peace and sustainable development to foster global citizenship.
In addition, Dr. Hart also serves as a subject matter expert for Understood.org
Dr. Erica Warren is a Learning Specialist and Educational Therapist with a diverse educational background in school psychology, special education, diagnostic assessments and educational psychology who has created a well-rounded expertise in the areas of mindful and multisensory learning, cognition and remediation. Much of Dr. Warren’s time remains devoted to working with students on an individualized basis where her unique, multisensory approach focuses on compensatory learning strategies, cognitive remediation, study strategies and remedial reading, writing, and math methods. Dr. Warren founded Learning to Learn, her private practice, in 1999 and later created her educational resources and materials sites: Good Sensory Learning and her Learning Specialist Courses site: www.learningspecialistcourses.com.
Charmaine Thaner is a change–maker. Her years of advocacy as a parent, special and general educator have changed her son, Dylan’s life and hundreds of students with disabilities. She founded her own advocacy business, Collaborative Special Education Advocacy. Her passion is to use her educational and personal perspectives to help parents become even more effective advocates for their children. Charmaine works with individual families providing advocacy strategies and support with an online class and private membership group for parents.
Visit her website at www.cspeda.com to sign up for the hands-on class and download many free resources. She also produces and hosts the weekly Facebook Live show, The Art of Advocacy at www.facebook.com/VisionsandVoicesTogether. And she authored Amazon’s #1 Best Selling book, The Art of Advocacy: A Parent’s Guide to a Collaborative IEP Process.
Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Blcik-Zaretsky, co-owners of the Dyslexia Training Institute, provide training for those who want to learn more about dyslexia and/or become certificated special education advocates for those children with dyslexia. Dr. Sandman-Hurley authored the book Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System. You can reach them at http://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has the mission of providing rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. http://ies.ed.gov/
Vaughn K. Lauer Ph.D. owner of IEPHelp.com,
The Mission of www.IEPHelp.com is singularly focused on the understanding and the independent implementation by parents of a process found to be extremely effective in the development of IEPs. Many desire to work with school personnel in a collaborative manner, but few—including school personnel—have been trained on how to collaborate. I provide the training that will empower parents, advocates, and educators to feel more confident at the very next child’s IEP meeting. This, of course, requires an understanding of school psychoeducational evaluations and independent educational evaluation reports, IDEA, the IEP processes and more. My goal is to make these all make sense to all IEP participants.