Welcome to Crossroads Learning!

Crossroads Learning, LLC is a learning center and a consulting/training company.  As a center, our mission is to actually change lives by providing  appropriate, effective language therapy for children and adults with dyslexia or other language-based learning difficulties.   We are also offering math instruction and  tutoring with certified teachers and instructors specializing in targeted math intervention.  

 

As a consulting/training company we offer quality, interactive professional development for administrators and educators of literacy from Pre-Kindergarten through High School.  Professional development can come to your school, come to a conference center or be done at Crossroads Learning  with small groups of teachers and administrators.   Our PD's are birthed out of over 50 years of collective experience along with continued education, striving to stay current with brain research and best practices in literacy. 

Our Team

  • Pam Henley, Owner-Director-Lead Therapist, is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (C.A.L.T.), Qualified Instructor -Trainer of Structured Multi-sensory Language Programs, Reading Specialist and Certified Teacher with a Master's Degree in Education in Reading.  Pam has 38 years of teaching experience, 30 of those working with struggling readers.
  • Stacy Girdner is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (C.A.L.T.) and Certified Teacher with 25 years of educational experience in the regular elementary classroom and with struggling readers and writers.  
  • Shelli Lamons is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (C.A.L.T.), Reading Specialist, and Certified Teacher with a Master's in Education in Reading, and certification in Special Education. She has over 10 years experience working with struggling readers and writers.
  • Michelle Barnes-McCutchan is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (C.A.L.T.), Reading Specialist, and Certified Teacher with a Master's in Education in Reading, and certification in Special Education. She has over 20 years experience working with struggling readers and writers.
  • Jeraka Ireland is a Certified Teacher. She has taught for over 10 years and has experience working with struggling readers and writers. Jeraka is an Academic Language Therapist-in-training, beginning her final year of course work.
  • Natalie Garrett is an Academic Language Therapist-in-training, beginning her final year of course work.  She has over 10 years of experience working with her own son with Dyslexia.
  • Roberta Zimbelman is a certified teacher who is also a Reading Specialist and holds a certificate in Special Education, specializing in children with reading and literacy difficulties.  She is beginning her final year of training to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist. 
  • Gina Beach is a career teacher with 26 years experience working with children in the classroom and with literacy struggles.  She is  beginning her final year of training to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist.  

*Academic Language Therapy

*Multi-sensory Academic Language Therapy is a model of instruction which uses multiple sensory modalities (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic) to help students build literacy skills.  It is highly repetitive, sequential, systematic and cumulative.  Each program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to language education.


Professional Development 

Professional Development sessions are available at the center or in schools.  Pam has been a literacy consultant and conference speaker for more than 20 years.  She also has conducted small group and large group seminars, workshops and embedded coaching.


Professional Development Titles:

*Dyslexia: Unlocking the Keys to Reading and Writing 

*Vigorous Vocabulary

*Building Fluent Readers

*Multi-sensory Structured Language - Moving Beyond Guided Reading

*Daily 5:  Not Your Grandma's Literacy Centers

*Word Study and Spelling:  Moving Beyond the Spelling Lists

*Reading Interventionist Training 

Consultation and Evaluation

Parents are welcome to call or e-mail us to arrange for  assessment and evaluation sessions for their children. Assessments take 50-120 minutes and are spaced between one and two sessions.  A full evaluation is then written up with an opportunity to discuss results and a plan of instruction.  


Schools are welcome to contact us to discuss and arrange for professional development in-house or at Crossroads Learning.  A needs assessment can be done to see what areas need to be targeted for your school.  

Contact us today to set up a consultation!

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