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Learning Specialist / Literary Specialist

Meghan Adler has been an educator for over twenty-five years, where her teaching experiences have been profiled in The New York Times and The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. Meghan currently works as a learning and literacy specialist in the Hudson Valley. She holds a BS in Elementary Education, as well as an MS in Reading, and has served as an adjunct professor of literacy at Hofstra University’s Graduate School of Education. Meghan collaborates with pediatric neurologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists to develop learning plans and implement instruction for students with learning differences, especially those with ADHD, dysgraphia, dyslexia, executive function disorder, expressive language disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, and working memory weaknesses. While in San Francisco, she spent many years volunteering at 826 Valencia, where she mentored dozens of young writers and poets. In honor of her excellent work and dedication to 826, Meghan was featured as a “Tutor of the Month.” Some of her lessons were included in the book, Don’t Forget to Write: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons for the Elementary Grades, published by 826 National, edited by Jennifer Traig and Dave Eggers. Meghan also offers individual learning support and mentoring to students and their families, either in-person or digitally.

Tutoring and Mentorship / Grades 3 – College:

• creative and expository writing techniques
• curates and hosts book clubs
• high school and college application essays
• literary, persuasive, and informational essay instruction
• organization, time-management and self-regulation skills
• reading comprehension strategies
• sensory-motor integration techniques
• test-taking strategies and study skills

Educational Training Experience

Amherst Writers and Artists 
Balanced Literacy
Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading
Handwriting Without Tears
The Hochman Method – The Writing Revolution
Junior Great Books
Learning Ally
Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing
Making Math Real
Math in the City
Rapid Automatized Naming
Real Script 
Responsive Classroom 
Social Thinking
Structured Word Inquiry
Teachers College Reading & Writing Units of Study 
TERC Math – Investigations
Thinking Maps
Universal Design for Learning
Visual Thinking Strategies
Wilson Fundations
Wilson Just Words
Writer’s Studio Method