Gateway Growth and Development

ADHD Life/Family Coach

Dyslexia Therapist 

Academic Coach & Consultant

Academic Learning Support



Dyslexia Therapy

Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words.

Dyslexic Therapy is an individualized systematic multisensory approach to teaching based on research utilizing the Orton-Gillingham method.


ADHD Coaching

ADHD Coaching is an on-going collaborating partnership created to facilitate personal growth and awareness that leads to conscious choices, focused action, and a meaningful, rewarding life.


Academic Support and Consulting

Learning Support and Consulting offered in reading, writing, spelling, math, organization, and study skills, dyslexia,  ADHD, and Section 504 accommodation plans.

About Melanie



Melanie Florsheim  is the founder and director of Gateway Growth and Development.  She is a Texas State Certified Education Teacher, Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).  Melanie has over twenty years of experience in various settings with youth and young adults.  She also provides consultations, training, and ADHD coaching services to clients of all ages.


Bachelor of Science  in Interdisciplinary Studies and Early Childhood Education from Texas State University, Graduated Cum Laude

Masters of Education from Southern Methodist University, Specialized in Academic Language Therapy

Certifications and Training

Certified by Texas State Board of Education:  Early Childhood through 6th Grade

Licensed as Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) from Southern Methodist University

Licensed Dyslexic Therapist (LDT)

Certified Special Education

Certified Gifted and Talented

Trained in MTA, A Multisensory Teaching Approach, an Orton-Gillingham program

Trained in Alphabetic Phonics

Trained in Take Flight, A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Earning a Certification as an ADHD, Family, and Life Coach from ADDCA

Member of International Dyslexia Association (IDA), Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), and ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)


Dyslexia Therapist at Trivium Academy, a Texas Public Charter School

Founder and Director of Gateway Growth and Development, Private Practice

Founder and Director of Learning Your Way Learning Lab, an education resource center at Grace Academy of North Texas and Carrollton Christian Academy, Kindergarten through 12th grade

Teacher in Coppell ISD, Texas, Kindergarten and 3rd Grade

Teacher in Cobb County School District, Smyrna, Georgia, 4th Grade and Piloted a Multiage 3rd/4th Grade Classroom 

Teacher at Faith Lutheran School, Harahan, Louisiana, 4th Grade