Dyslexia Coordinator, Austin ISD
Suzann is a Certified Academic Language Therapist- Qualified Instructor and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist working full time as a Dyslexia
Coordinator in Austin ISD. With over 25 years in public education, Suzann has had the opportunity to work with students, families, and
fellow educators. Trained in both Texas Scottish Rite Hospital’s Take Flight and Neuhaus’s Basic Language Skills, Suzann has taught children
identified with dyslexia and those who struggle in language arts to read, write, and spell. She is a member of the International Dyslexia
Association and the Academic Language Therapy Association. Since her own child struggled to read in the first grade, Suzann has become
passionate about providing staff development for other educators and holding parent workshops on dyslexia identification, the referral
process, intervention with direct, explicit multisensory instruction, and other resources. When not working with students, Suzann likes to
play board games with her husband and son, read books, cook, and camp.
How can we best support students with learning and processing difficulties? Sections of the presentation include Understanding
Learning Differences, Identifying Priorities & Goals, Improving Time & Materials Management, Enhancing Study Skills & Habits, and
Developing Note Taking & Test Taking Strategies.