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