Certified Academic Language Therapist
Deborah is specially trained in the multi-sensory approach which uses the five (5) senses to unlock a student’s ability to read, write, and spell with confidence.
This strategy engages students by making learning fun and helping them to understand the spelling of words. It also focuses on the instructional details behind reading a passage, and/or the mechanics of writing.
Deborah founded Hill Country Dyslexia Services in 2019. Her professional career as an educator began in 2003. She has taught in public school as a classroom teacher and as a dyslexia specialist. Deborah has been previously in public schools and a private school as dyslexia specialist/CALT for a total of 17 years. Although she retired from the public school system in 2019, she continues her passion of helping and instructing children with reading difficulties such as dyslexia and related disorders.
As an experienced educator, she recognizes the challenges that people with dyslexia face in both academic and personal settings. Due to this, she is dedicated to providing an individualized, evidence-based curriculum for her students so that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to not only be successful in school, but in life as well. The children that Brown has seen throughout the years are so important to her. She stays in touch with former students and their families after they are finished with therapy.
Deborah holds a master’s degree in Education from Texas State University. Furthermore, she is a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (TX # 2129), and a Certified Academic Language Therapist (TX # 4385). She is a certified Wilson Reading Systems Dyslexia Practitioner as well.
Her goal is to provide all her students with a foundation of Orton-Gillingham based reading instruction. Therapy used can be either Basic Language Skills or Wilson Program. Each curriculum is a multi-sensory approach to improve:
Written language skills.
She hopes that every single one of her students will continue to grow, improve, and become their own biggest advocate!