Aspiring to empower learners of all abilities, Dr. Warren created a degree program that united coursework and research in Special Education, Educational Psychology, School Psychology, and Adult Education. Her doctorate from the University of Georgia focused on life-long issues in learning, the impact of learning difficulties across the lifespan, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. In addition, she earned a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, which covered life-span development, learning, and cognition. Dr. Warren often describes her bachelor's degree in fine arts as her secret weapon. Her diverse education has created well-rounded expertise in the areas of mindful and multisensory learning, cognition, and remediation. Much of Dr. Warren’s time remains devoted to working with students on an individualized basis where her unique, multisensory approach focuses on compensatory learning strategies, cognitive remediation, study strategies, and remedial reading, writing, and math methods. Dr. Warren founded Learning to Learn, her private practice, in 1999 and later created her educational resources and materials sites: Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. In 2016, Dr. Warren began offering courses for learning specialists and educational therapists at Learning Specialist Courses.
Helping kids find a love for learning and reaching their true potential is Nancy's primary goal. With a Bachelor's in Literature and an emphasis on storytelling and writing, Nancy developed her early literacy specialty during her 17-year employment and training at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut. There she conducted early childhood storytimes and developed a program based on the ALA Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Initiative. To help reluctant readers, Nancy was inspired to pursue training in the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach and Structured Word Inquiry. She also apprenticed with Dr. Erica Warren for 10 years on learning specialist methods: learning and cognition, cognitive remedial methods, executive functioning coaching, memory strategies, reading, writing, and math remediation as well as multisensory approaches to learning. Soon after, in 2011, she opened a practice, where she united her OG and learning specialist training with her prior certifications in ECRR, the Star Approach, and the Book in Hand Approach. Most recently, she earned ADHD certification and is working on her coaching credentials.
In response to the needs of her students and their parents, Nancy pursued further training in executive functioning, advocacy, mindfulness, and metacognition. She now offers coaching sessions to students of all ages that need support and strategies in study skills, planning, time management, and organization. She creates an individualized program for each student based on their unique needs and goals.
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