Shelley Hatch, Director of Dyslexia Center of Utah: Utah County
Shelley has been tutoring and screening for dyslexia for the past nine years. She is Slingerland Certified.Shelley Hatch does tutoring full time. She is certified in Slingerland(classroom adaptation of Orton-Gillingham) and uses this multi-sensory-kinesthetic approach with Alphabetic Phonics. Through this proven approach students will work on reading, spelling, hand writing, oral language, grammar and comprehension skills. Shelley has recognized that a Key missing factor with these struggling readers is their lack of phonemic awareness. One of her first main emphasis with her students is teaching the basic foundation for phonemic awareness skills. This training provides the foundation on which phonics instruction is built. This is a pre-requisite skill before children can learn to associate sounds with letters and manipulate sounds to blend words during reading (decoding), or segment words during spelling. Research indicates that 20% of children are affected by a lack of phonemic awareness.Shelley is currently the vice president of the International Dyslexic Association of Utah.
Nanci Ross, Director of Dyslexia Center of Utah : Salt Lake and Davis County
Nanci has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Reading Disablities. After many years in the public education system, Nanci decided to pursue her education further and become a Dyslexia Specialist. She has extensive training in the area of Dyslexia and is a Certified Dyslexia Diagnostician, Trainer and Instructor. Nanci began Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah, a non-profit organziation, with the full intent on helping those that struggle with dyslexia to better their lives despite the ability to pay. Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah was a dream started in the basement of her home in Riverton, Utah, and has grown over the last serveral years to a full testing and tutoring center Nanci loves seeing the progress made by all of the clients that are served at the center and hopes to continue to see many individuals benefit from the services that are offered at Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah. Nanci is married, the mother of 4 married children and the grandmother of 7 beautiful grandchildren. She loves the outdoors, camping, hiking, swimming, and playing golf. She in an active member of her church and loves serving people.
Mitzi Brandt, Dyslexia Therapist
Mitzi Brandt is a 25 year retired teacher, holds a Dyslexia Therapist certification from the Neuhaus Education Center in Bellaire, Texas. Mitzi has a Masters in Reading and was awarded the Who’s Who in American Education.
David S. Wood, Ph.D.
David S. Wood received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University and a masters in Counseling Psychology from Central Washington University. He completed his undergraduate work at Utah State University and BYU Idaho. David completed specialty rotations in behavioral medicine, psychosocial rehabilitation, substance use disorders and psychiatric consultation and liaison. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings including a community mental health center, a university and VA hospital, a law enforcement agency and in mental health administration. His current positions include research and evaluation specialist for LDS Family Services and adjunct faculty for Argosy University. David is a licensed psychologist in Utah and he maintains a small private practice in northern Utah County specializing in psychological assessment and individual and marital psychotherapy.
David has training, supervision and clinical experience with general cognitive and achievement tests (Wechsler, Wide Range), in children and adults and in adult and adolescent tests of psychopathology (MMPI-2, PAI).