Wendy Wall (Roanoke/Salem)Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist

CERI Verified Provider

820 Apperson Drive
Salem, VA 24153

Phone: (540) 389-ABCD

Email: learningandbehaviorspecialists@gmail.com

Wendy Wall (Roanoke/Salem)Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist

Provider Bio

Wendy Wall is the Owner and Director of Learning & Behavior Specialists, LLC and Reading Science Experts, LLC. She received her undergraduate degree in Learning Disabilities from James Madison University in 1991. She graduated with honors and attended the University of Arizona where she received her master's degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation in 1994. She participated in a unique program of study designed by Dr. Samuel Kirk, who is recognized as "The Father of Learning Disabilities," for coining the term learning disability and pioneering the field.
While at Arizona, Wendy assisted Dr. Nancy Mather and Dr. Rhia Roberts in the process of writing Informal Assessment and Instruction in Written Language: A Practitioner's Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities.

Her university training was under the tutelage of many of the world's most renowned experts, researchers, and authors in the field of special education. Under the direction of these experts, Wendy extensively studied advanced assessment, reading and written language instruction, dyslexia diagnosis and intervention, oral language disabilities, multicultural-bilingual disabilities, special education, consultation, and assessment. She also completed field work as a diagnostician, oral language therapist, and prescriptive educator.

Wendy has served on the board of the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Wendy is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner through the Academic Language Therapy Association and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist through the International Dyslexia Association's Center for Effective Reading Instruction. She is the only professional in Western VA with those designations. In addition to her remarkable professional training, has completed "Highly Qualified Special Educator" training, Lindamood-Bell training, Kansas Strategies Trainingand certification in Processing and Cognitive Enhancement and Master the Code. She has also completed training at the Simultaneous Multisensory Institute of Language Arts, accredited by International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council. Through SMILA, she holds a Certificate of Trainer of Teachers. She provides several structured literacy/Orton-Gillingham based programs including the highly regarded Slingerland (SMILA) program. She also owns Reading Science Experts, LLC, which provides structured literacy teacher training and student clinics.

Her many years of experience (1991-present) include assessing and educating students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorders (grades K-12) in the public schools and in the private sector. She has mentored student teachers and has guest lectured for teachers in training for University of Arizona, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Hollins University, and Virginia Western Community College. She is married and has two sons and a daughter.

Provider Details

  • Accepting New Clients
  • Online Tutorial Service Offered
  • Other Professional Certifications Held: Certified Academic Language Practitioner through ALTA; Holds an M.A. and a B.S. in Learning Disabilities