Tricia Gerard, M.Ed, NBCT, C-SL/DI, earned her Dyslexia Interventionist certification with The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (a subsidiary of the International Dyslexia Association), as well as, a Dyslexia Practitioners certification with the Wilson Language Company. She earned a B.S. from Towson University in Baltimore, MD in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She achieved a Master's degree in Emotional Handicaps from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fl. She is a highly qualified, effective educator with twice National Board Certifications in Exceptional Student Education. As the founder of Dyslexia, Learning and Support Group Fl and Decoding, a 501 (3) c for literacy in Palm Beach County, Fl, she and other parents of dyslexics are collaborating to change the way literacy in PBC is delivered. She is a member of the Florida Council of Exceptional Children and an active member and presenter for the Florida Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She has worked as a general education and special education teacher at both Elementary and Secondary education levels, working with varying exceptionalities such as students with DYSLEXIA, DYSGRAPHIA, ADHD/ADD, AUTISM, and GIFTEDNESS, etc... She has extensive training working with students who thrive with specialized interventions such as Orton-Gillingham based methods. She has a proven track record for increasing the reading and spelling outcomes for all her students. The learning process can be a struggle for many students with conventional whole word reading teaching methods. Fortunately, most students thrive when given a multi-sensory structured language program tailored to improve their unique areas of deficit. Because the techniques used in every tutoring session follow a multi-sensory approach, games and manipulatives are incorporated into lessons, reinforcing previously learned concepts in a fun and engaging way. All iReading Tutors are Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading, Barton Reading trained or hold a CALT certification. Your child WILL BENEFIT from our highly skilled, certified reading, writing and math interventionists/tutors.