About Us

Jen Parra, M.Ed, LDT, CALT, CDT

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Jen Parra founded the Multisensory Reading Center in 2015 and has over 12 years of experience working with children who have learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, LD, and ESL students. She believes that all children can reach their potential with patience and multisensory teaching methods.  She also enjoys working with parents to help them better understand how to support their child with learning differences.

Jen has a Masters in Education from Midwestern State University with an emphasis in dyslexia. She is a Texas Certified teacher in EC-4, ESL, and Special Ed. K-12. She is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), a Certifed Dyslexia Therapist with the Internation Dyslexia Association (CDT) and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) in the state of Texas.

 

Julie O’Brien, M.Ed, LDT, CALT, CDT

Julie O’Brien has close to 25 years of experience with children who struggle with reading and writing. Her experience includes dyslexia, Reading
Recovery, and comprehension strategies. She believes that all children can gain confidence and develop skills to become successful readers and writers.

Julie has a Masters in Curriculum and Education- literacy focus from the University of Texas. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), a Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT) with the International Dyslexia Association, and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) with the state of Texas. She is also a certified Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher.

 

Hope DuBois, MA, CALP

Hope DuBois has over 14 years of experience hope picture 2working with children. She has a special affinity for working with bright students with reading challenges, due in large part to her dyslexic son. He was the inspiration for the pursuit of her ALTA certification.

Hope has a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Special Education, as well as an Ed. Specialist degree in Integrating Technology in Education from the University of New Mexico.  She is also a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP). www.readingtutorsf.weebly.com

 

Christy Olsson, BA, CALTProfile Picture - Christy Olsson

Christy Olsson is a Multi-Sensory and Academic Language Specialist. She obtained a Child Development Credential, a BA in Human Development with an Education Emphasis, a CO State teaching license. She has worked as an elementary and middle school teacher and as a Reading and dyslexia specialist for several years. Christy lives in Tucson, AZ and loves spending time with her husband, sons, daughter, and grandchildren.

 

Sherri Turnquist, BS-.Ed, CALT, CDT

Sherri Turnquist has over 25 years of teaching experience withunnamed children who struggle with spelling and reading. She taught first grade for 17 years before becoming a Dyslexia Therapist.

Sherri has a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Elementary Education. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Certified Dyslexia Therapist.

 

Kim Arthur, M.Ed, LDT, CALTKim Arthur

Kim Arthur has been working with children who have dyslexia and related disorders for 16 years. Her expertise includes teaching dyslexia therapy, written expression, as well as fluency and comprehension
skills. Kim also trains middle school and high school students in effective Study Skills. Her passion is helping those with written language disorders become empowered lifelong readers and learners.

Kim received her Master of Arts in Education, with a Multisensory specialization, through Dallas Baptist University. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) with the state of Texas.

 

Peggy Brooks, QI, CALT, LDT peggy-profile-pic

Peggy has a B.S. in K-8th grade from West Georgia College and an M.S. in Reading from Texas A&M Commerce. She has taught for 34 years (28 years in public education and 6 years in private schools) and she is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist, and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, and a Qualified Instructor for training teachers in Orton-Gillingham methodologies. As a dyslexic, Peggy understands and enjoy helping these children discover how smart they truly are, and how successful they can become.  She believes in this teaching method and has seen, many times, the successes the students show, because it works!

 

 

Vicki Littleton, BS-Ed, CALT, LDT, CDT

Vickie has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Tennessee Temple University and has over 36 years of teaching experience and 23 years dyslexia therapy experience. As a novice teacher, she could see a pattern in struggling thumb_dsc_2735_1024readers so she set out to find help for them. Through much research, Vickie found the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory method to be the most effective in teaching students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. In 1993 she attained her Academic Language Therapy Certification from Southern Methodist University. She is also a Licensed Dyslexic Therapist in the state of Texas. Vicki’s passion is teaching children to love reading.

 

Kristen Mulos, MA, LDT, CALT

Kristen has over 25 years of experience teaching and is also a parent of two dyslexic children.  She has always loved watching children who struggle  finally “get reading.” She is looking forward to reaching many more children through Lexercise and private practice.