Helen Belcher, M.A.

Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist
Barton Certified Reading Specialist - Master Level
Institute for Excellence in Writing - Registered Instructor

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About Me

Hi! For the past seven years, I've had the honor of working with children and teens diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, anxiety, language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, etc. My personal drive stems from seeing so many these highly-talented students struggle with reading, spelling, and writing not achieving their full potential - until they begin to receive the right intervention/treatment that works! I am passionate about developing positive and healthy relationships with my students - I believe this foundation is fundamental to teaching my students the skills they need to feel successful, achieve their goals, and build their self-confidence. 

I am certified at the master level by the Barton Reading and Spelling System and implement the research-based Orton-Gillingham teaching approach. I am also certified as a registered instructor through the Institute for Excellence in Writing®.  In order to further improve a student's spelling skills, I use the Structured Word Inquiry method (find out more about SWI here). 

 

 

My professional experience includes educating students in a variety of settings including: private practices (in-person and online), independent public and private schools (e.g., Anchorage Public School, Highlands Latin School, Louisville Catholic Schools, Kentucky Country Day, etc.), and post-secondary higher education (Eastern Kentucky University's Department of English). 

Education

University of Louisville, M.A. in English, 2017
University of London, Certificate in Supporting Children with Difficulties in Reading and Writing, 2016
Boyce College, B.S. in Humanities with Honors, 2014
Professional Experience
Educational Therapist, Dreamcloud Psychology & Educational Services, LLC (2017 - Present)
Louisville, KY
In 2017, Dreamcloud Psychology & Educational Services was founded. Our practice provides psychological evaluations, psychotherapy, and educational therapy in a comfortable and relaxed office setting located in the east end of Louisville.
Dyslexia Tutor - Wright Psychology and Learning Center, PLLC (2014 - 2016)
Louisville, KY
 
 
  
   Certifications
Barton Reading & Spelling System - Master Level Certification (October 2018)
Barton Reading & Spelling System - Advanced Level Certification (June 2017)
Barton Reading & Spelling System - Beginner Level Certification (March 2016)
Institute for Excellence in Writing - Registered Instructor (June 2017) 
           
   Professional Affiliations
International Dyslexia Association
Children and Adults Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
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