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With a special focus on pediatrics and sensory integration, Elise began working in settings such as clinics, multi-disciplinary programs, as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida, school settings, and in homes. Seeing the need for a clinic that would fully support the treatment of children and adults affected by sensory processing dysfunction, Elise and Steve decided to open the Lamp Post Therapy Center in 2009. Since then, they have been striving to provide a place of hope, help, and joy for those impacted by sensory processing dysfunction.
Amy graduated with honors from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She is also certified in Exceptional Student Education, ESOL Education and has a Reading Endorsement. The past 14 years, Amy has worked in various educational capacities with children ranging from 2 to 16 years of age. She has held positions as an Elementary school teacher, early childhood teacher, Manager of tutoring company in Alachua County, Special Education Services Coordinator, and Vice Principal of Preschool, Elementary, and Special Education programs.
Amy has a passion for reaching children with various academic and developmental disorders. After learning about sensory processing disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder not only at work, but first hand through her son, Amy began to focus her work more and more in those areas. She quickly noticed a direct correlation between academic struggles and sensory processing. She specializes in providing Academic intervention for children with Dyslexia and Special Education services for children that benefit from one on one services.
Amy utilizes the Barton Reading and Spelling System when working with children that struggle with spelling, writing, and reading fluently. The Barton system uses a proven multi-sensory approach to addressing the unique way that students with reading disorders learn to process language. Learn more https://bartonreading.com/
Through her experience, resources such as the Barton Reading and Spelling Program, and life as a blessed mama, Amy feels well equipped to help children rise to their full potential.