Valerie Rapowitz has been a practicing Speech/Language Pathologist for over 30 years.
She has a Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders and a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a Concentration in Speech Pathology.
Valerie has her Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) in Speech/Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the states of Georgia and Texas.
She has received 6 ACE awards for continuing education from ASHA.
Valerie is a Certified Dyslexia Wilson Practitioner, a Certified Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor-Advanced Level, a member of The Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA), a member of the Georgia Organization of School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists, a member of the Dyslexia Association of Georgia as well as The International Dyslexia Association.
The Wilson Reading System and The Barton Reading and Spelling Program are explicit Orton-Gillingham influenced multisensory reading and spelling programs.
Valerie is a trainer for the Compton P-ESL program.
Valerie was a member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a member of the Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addition, she served on the Board of the Georgia Branch Dyslexia Association as Co-Corresponding Secretary.
Training has included:
Certification as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner
Certification as a Barton Reading Tutor for the Barton Reading and Spelling System at the Advanced Level
Certification in the Compton P-ESL program (Pronouncing English as a Second Language),
30-hour Multisensory Orton-Gillingham Reading Course
Lindamood Bell- Visualization and Verbalization Course
The LIPS Program
3-day training course with Syllables Reading Center,
Prespeech and feeding, courses on Autism, Learning and the Brain, Developmental and Neurological Disorders, Fast Forward, multiple courses for articulation and language production, and the 8 Week Neurodevelopmental Treatment Course (NDT).