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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Amy Weinberger

The other evening a friend of mine asked me what exactly do I do. I told him that I do strategic educational planning for families. That, of course, means many different things to many different families, but for the most part it is about finding solutions for families whose kids have a hard time learning to learn. When I am not consulting, I am working directly one-to-one with kids and teens in person or via Skype who struggle with their learning and need specific support in reading or organization. In between, I home school my high school son using FLVS.net . And in between that, I am currently completing my Masters in Instructional Media from Wilkes University. I do get a chance to train for 5Ks and triathlons.

Since 1991, I have been involved in the supplementary education business providing reading and cognitive training to students in grades K-12 and beyond. I am the founder of innovative tutorial/training company called The Thinking Center which is located in Sarasota, FL. Its mission to provide short-term interventions for long-term skill-based outcomes. As a neuro-educator, I have had the privilege to have founded two schools: The GAP School and The Thinking Center Academy.The GAP School was founded on the concept of providing a one-to-two year daily training program to help close the academic, cognitive and social gaps for students. Prior to The GAP School, I had the opportunity to partner with a speech/language pathologist and co-found of Camp Arrow which was a summer camp for kids who didn't fit into the mainstream day camping experience. All of these projects have directly benefited the community positively and have helped well over 6000 students become better readers, students and thinkers!

Specialties: Phono-Graphix Reading Therapist, P.A.C.E. (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement) Therapist, IEP/504 Specialist, Educational Coach,HANDLE Screener, Presenter to Middle and High School Students - Modern Israel and Pyramid of Social Justice

Areas of Interest: 
Strategic Educational Planning for Students of the Arts

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