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Professional Summary

Jessica Claire is an IMSLEC Certified, Orton-Gillingham Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), who works to remediate reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting difficulties in children and adults with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia and mild intellectual disability. Jessica is trained and experienced in multiple programs such as Sounds In Syllables (SIS), Winston-Grammar, Neuhaus, and LIndamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing. Jessica believes that with respect, patience, and fidelity to the structured literaJessica approach, all students can advance their reading and writing skills and self-esteem.

  • Develop diagnostic treatment plan based on deep knowledge of reading difficulties
  • Collect and analyze ongoing student data
  • Differentiate each lesson and seamlessly adapt within lesson itself
  • Present information in creative ways through multi-sensory techniques and proven researched based methods
  • Over 10 years experience working with students of all abilities in various environments and group sizes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
King's College Wilkes-barre, PA Expected in 08/2023 Master of Education – Reading, Orton-Gillingham : Reading And Special Education - GPA :
University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Expected in 2019 No Degree : Special Needs Education - Reading Specialist - GPA :
Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center IMSLEC Rockville, MD, Expected in 05/2018 Certified Academic Language Therapist : Dyslexia & Language Based Learning Challenges - GPA :
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Political Science And Government - GPA :
Work History
Self-employeed - Certified Academic Language Therapist
City, STATE, 09/2013 - Current
  • Instruct students 1:1 in private educational setting 3-4 times weekly in multisensory, structured, language therapy
  • Facilitate improvement in clients' control of anxiety in response to reading, writing, and spelling
  • Employ both synthetic and analytic instruction, breaking English down into smallest component parts necessary for student to permanently learn
  • Monitor students' progress and adjust treatments accordingly
  • Maintain energy, patience, and enthusiasm in fluid, individualized student driven environment
  • Successfully teach students phonology, phonological awareness, sound-symbol association and syllable fluenJessica for accurate decoding
St. James Catholic School - Academic Therapist
City, STATE, 08/2017 - 05/2019
  • Developed and implemented intensive individualized treatment plans resulting in grade level or above reading achievement in two years for four of five students
  • Collaborated with principal and parents to develop and implement exemplary reading instruction to dyslexia students during pull out class
  • Counseled individuals, groups, and families to ensure dyslexia awareness, deal with crisis situations, and develop action plans
  • Consulted with other therapists, and public and private service agencies to advise clients on resources available to students
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Dpt Of Neuropsychology - Contract Employee
City, STATE, 05/2017 - 08/2017
  • Designed and implemented structured literaJessica lessons for four students diagnosed with Sturge-Weber Syndrome taking part in Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) summer reading white paper study
  • Accommodated for differences in learning styles and personal behaviors using differentiated instruction
  • Demonstrated flexibility and confidence working with medically fragile students, parents, and neuroscientists to ensure that expectations were being met
  • Maintained accurate, detailed documentation and student status reports for study

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School Attended

  • King's College
  • University of Virginia
  • Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center IMSLEC
  • University of Arizona

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Academic Language Therapist
  • Academic Therapist
  • Contract Employee


  • Master of Education – Reading, Orton-Gillingham
  • No Degree
  • Certified Academic Language Therapist
  • Bachelor of Arts

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