Does your child or student have a reading or learning disability? do you want to know how to help them? We have the inside scoop here with Reading & Disability Expert- Sally Grimes! Read her bio below then click here — http://http//specialstormradio.podomatic.com/entry/2012-12-14T09_38_04-08_00 to listen in to this hour pact show full of information that every parent and educator can use!
We also go in depth of the signs that a reading intervention would be warranted and how to jump start your child in being a successful reader! ~ Melissa
Sally has served in a variety of positions in her 35 years in the fields of Reading and Learning Disabilities. She has taught at levels ranging from Head Start to Graduate School, performed educational evaluations at North Shore Children’s Hospital, served as an Extension Volunteer for a year with migrant workers in Texas, served as Landmark School’s first Admissions Director and as the Assistant Director of its Outreach Program.
Sally has provided professional development and consultation in the area of Reading to thousands of teachers and administrators assisting schools with literacy initiatives and serving in several entities, including, but not limited to The Ennis William Cosby Foundation, The Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association, WGBH (Between the Lions) and at a host of conferences and parents’ groups. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Boston College, Fitchburg State College, Lesley University and Salem State College, often teaching courses she conceived and wrote in the area of Reading.
Sally served as one of three Lead Trainers in Massachusetts for the Reading First Grant under No Child Left Behind. Additionally, the Grimes Reading Institute in Rockport, Massachusetts, of which Sally is the Founding Director, was one of three entities awarded the grant designated to design and execute the professional development component of this Grant.
Sally’s interest in public policy and public awareness has led to work in the production of and participation in media presentations as well as in the creation of several published articles. Other past activities include serving on the Rockport School Committee, on the Executive Board of the National Council for Exceptional Children, and as an appointed member of both the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on School Readiness and the Content Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure. Sally also assisted in the design, training, and delivery of content for the Bay State Readers Grant Program, run by the Massachusetts Department of Education and also the Bay State Reading Institute under the leadership of Barbara Gardner, past Associate Commissioner of Education. Presently, Sally serves on the Massachusetts State Literacy Planning Team.
Sally received her Master’s Degree in Reading and Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Here is Sally’s Contact information and check out her website for more information!
Sally C. Grimes, Ed. M., Founding Director
The Grimes Reading Institute
2 Francis Way
Rockport, MA 01966
here is another website of helpful information~ http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/parent-advocacy-guides/idea-parent-guide
and as always , Special Storm Radio would like to thank Andrew from the Wheels of Life studio home to http://www.andrewdufault.net for airing our show!~Melissa