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Anecdotal examples of the effects of anxiety on students with dyslexia and dysgraphia will be woven into the handwriting-dysgraphia presentation.
Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D. is a Clinical Professor in Department of Pediatrics-Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine _ University of CA-San Francisco and a member of the UCSF Dyslexia Research Team; she also teaches classes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF. She has more than 40 years of experience in public schools as classroom teacher, special education teacher, and program specialist in special education curriculum with San Francisco Unified School District; she piloted a special day class for 2e students diagnosed with dyslexia and intellectually gifted. She works as a certified academic language therapist, a board certified educational therapist, a certified Slingerland teacher training course director, and dyslexia consultant in her private practice, Dyslexia Evaluation & Remediation Clinic. She has been working as a Literacy Intervention Consultant and Case Manager for Lexicon Reading Center in Dubai-United Arab Emirates since 2010.
As a past member of the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, she served as program chair and co-chair for the annual conference several times. Currently, she is the International Dyslexia Association representative to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) and editor of the Examiner, IDA's monthly on-line newsletter. In addition, she is a past president and current advisory board member of the Northern California Branch of IDA.
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