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 Bay Area. 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 partners 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. 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
• high school and college application essays
• 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
• Lexercise
• 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
• Vocabulary Development
• Wilson Fundations
• Wilson Just Words
• Wilson Reading System
• Writer’s Studio Method