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Dyslexia Researcher

Kelli is a published author and researcher of dyslexia. She is an adjunct professor of reading, literacy coordinator and a tutor trainer. Kelli is the Past-President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, as well as a board member of the Southern California Library Literacy Network (SCLLN). She is a professional developer for California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) as well as a Literacy Consultant for the San Diego Council on Literacy. Kelli received Orton-Gillingham training by a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and has been trained in the Lindamood-Bell, Wilson Reading, RAVE-O and Read Naturally programs. She was awarded the Jane Johnson Fellowship and the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) scholarship. Kelli has presented at numerous conferences as well as provided professional development for k-12 teachers. She received her doctorate in Literacy with a...

These days it’s pretty hard to deny the existence of dyslexia. We know that it affects up to 1 in 5 people. We know that it occurs on a continuum from mild to profound. We know that it affects a student’s ability to decode and spell words. We also know that students with dyslexia are often intelligent and creative. We know that with the appropriate intervention, students with dyslexia improve their reading and spelling skills, right along with their the improvement of their self-confidence and academic achievement. So, what is this ‘appropriate intervention” anyway?
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