Nancy Cushen WhiteStructured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist

CERI Verified Provider

300 Frederick Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 806-3032


Nancy Cushen WhiteStructured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist

Provider Bio

Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D. is a Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, at UCSF. Over the past 40+ years, she has taught students in general/special education classrooms at public/private schools, provided psycho-educational assessment and literacy intervention, trained pre-/in-service teachers and practitioners, developed curricula, and been involved in policy. She is particularly well-known for her expertise and training of teachers in the Slingerland Multisensory Structured Language Approach (Structured Literacy). She has received notable awards from organizations such as the Slingerland Institute for Literacy (2000—Beth and John Slingerland Award), UC Berkeley Extension (2002—Honored Instructor Award), International Dyslexia Association (IDA—2007—Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award), International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC—2014—Etoile DuBard Award of Excellence) and Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA—2016—Dr. Lucius Waites Award of Service). She continues to publish, present workshops, serve as editor of IDA's Examiner (online newsletter), and work on numerous boards and advisory boards such as the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) and the Northern California Branch of The International Dyslexia Association.

Provider Details

  • Accepting New Clients
  • Other Professional Certifications Held: ♦Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor #1133 (Academic Language Therapy Association-ALTA) ♦Board Certified Educational Therapist #10041 (Association of Educational Therapists-AET) ♦Certified Instructor of Slingerland Institute Teacher Education—Instructor of Teaching Level (Slingerland Institute for Literacy) ♦Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) License #1750/Control #1753 Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation CALIFORNIA CREDENTIALS CURRENTLY HELD: ♦ Learning Handicapped Specialist (Life) #TC221314 pre-school, K-12, adult ♦ Severely Handicapped Specialist (Life) #TC221315 pre-school, K-12, adult ♦ Standard Elementary (Life) #STC113534 K-9 ♦ Administrative Services (Clear) #160212033 pre-school, K-12, adult ♦ Cross-Cultural, Language, and Academic Development—CLAD—Certificate (Clear) #090087519—K-12