OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Penny’s real-life experience growing up with undiagnosed dyslexia and the discovery of her own daughter’s struggle with dyslexia was the catalyst to approaching the treatment of dyslexia from a holistic mindset.
Penny has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist which includes working with children who have special learning needs. Penny is certified in Handwriting Without Tears, has a master’s in Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt College and a doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University. Her research on closed-head injuries and cognitive retraining has been published in the Brain Injury Journal.
Penny’s current research is entitled, Dyslexia and Its Impact on Occupation: The lived experience.
The Science of Reading the Magnocellular Theory of Dyslexia Discussed Executive Cognitive Functions Required for Reading Success
Evaluation to Treatment
Dyslexia Therapy Intervention
Dyslexia Strategies and
Accommodations: K-12 and
The Real Impact of Dyslexia:
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What People Say
“Thanks to this workshop, tutors from TCCL’s Adult Literacy program are more capable of working with dyslexic learners and those who struggle to read because of auditory and visual memory skills.Penny is an engaging facilitator who creates an interactive learning environment with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples. The workshop was just the right mix of theory, practical application and anecdotes.Great course, thank you Penny!”
Feedback from “Auditory and Visual Memory for Reading” Workshop
“I just finished your dyslexia course through PESI. It was so informative! I appreciate all of the information you shared. It is definitely a top favorite now!“
“I really appreciated attending your presentation in Manchester, NH with PESI. I’m a reading specialist and speech language specialist and your insight into the OT area for reading was useful and applicable.“
“Very strong! One of the best courses on dyslexia I’ve taken.“
“I attended your “Dyslexia-Building New Neuropathways” course last summer in Milwaukee on 7/18/19. I enjoyed it and came away with a new perspective on training working memory in children.“
“Penny is extremely knowledgeable about this subject matter based on her personal experience (real-life stories are significant) as well as being professionally educated and relying on research. She also uses her practical knowledge and experience in a powerful way so that we can be more effective with our own treatment and approaches to students and their families.”
“I really liked that she shared practical information that I can use immediately to help my students. I am a speech and language therapist who has focused on the phonemic development and incorporated visualization but did not think about the role of the occupational therapist as much in treatment for dyslexia. I definitely learned that today. Thank you!“
“As an SLP, it helps to better understand the mystery of dyslexia & underlying issues with practical activities/ strategies to use with clients.“