Cheryl has extensive experience teaching special education in the Bay Area. She has worked with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, AD/HD, written language disabilities, reading disabilities such as dyslexia, and specific learning disabilities. She received her Masters in Education and special education teaching credential from the University of San Francisco.
After teaching in the field, Cheryl came to realize that many of her students required more one-on-one support than she could provide as a classroom teacher. She decided to turn to the field of Educational Therapy, earning her second graduate degree at Holy Names University. With Educational Therapy, Cheryl has found that she is able to better individualize instruction for her clients. As a result, her clients make greater improvements in shorter amounts of time than they would in a traditional classroom setting.
Cheryl uses the Orton-Gillingham-based Wilson Reading Program to remediate phonics, decoding, and spelling instruction. She works on fluency building and reading comprehension, as well as grammar, paragraph and essay writing, note-taking and study skills.