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Dr. Lillian McEnery and Dr. Joan Ickes

Featured Client and Learning Specialist

RAY
Client

Ray is a 9-year-old boy with a contagious sense of humor who was diagnosed 4 years ago with ADHD and more recently with dyslexia.  According to his family, reading has always been a challenge to Ray.  But his learning specialist, Ms. Laura Kovalcik, "working tirelessly with his teachers" and providing her own professional analysis identified dyslexia as his reading disability.  Ray is engaged weekly with Ms. Kovalcik who is focused on his individual learning needs and personalized strategies to improve his reading.  Ray often shares how much he "loves" working with Ms. Kovalcik and how "she makes it fun to learn."  His family shares that "he looks forward to his time with her and has made great progress with his reading." He "hated reading"; but now "enjoys reading to her."  "She is AMAZING! "

 

Thank you for financially helping Ray.  You are a part of his life, too. 

LAURA KOVALCIK
Learning Specialist - Literacy

Laura earned her Master of Science degree in elementary education with a specialization in reading education and her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at the University of Houston–Clear Lake (UHCL).   She has 30+ years as a professional educator.  Laura started her career as an elementary classroom teacher and often worked privately with students needing additional academic assistance, especially in the language arts area.  In addition, Laura worked as a parent educator conducting home visits with families of diverse backgrounds, some teen parents, and families from various socio-economic levels with children from birth to five years old.  She later taught as an adjunct professor at UHCL.

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Parent tips and elearning resources

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Five Easy Tips for Summer Learning

By: Brenda McLaughlin and Jane Voorhees Sharp   from www.readingrockets.org

 

Research about how much children lose ground over the summer is well documented. Harris Cooper of Duke University notes, "Overall, children experience an average summer learning loss across reading and mathematics of about one month" (1996).

 

Actually, kids don't have to lose over the summer. In fact, you can encourage your child to have a summer of fun and learning with these five free and easy things to do. Try them out!

 

1. Read Every Day

2. Use Math Every Day

3. Get Outside and Play

4. Write Every Week

5. Do a Good Deed

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eLearning Resources

Compiled by Dynamic Learners, Inc.

 

Figure This!

http://www.figurethis.org/

Figure This! helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging high-quality challenges.

 

Colorín Colorado

https://www.colorincolorado.org/resource-topic/websites-children-young-adults

Colorín Colorado provides families of English language learners (ELL) in  preK-12 grades free activities, research-based information, and advice. 

Learning Ally

http://www.learningally.org/

Learning Ally provides dyslexia support through audiobooks & parent support services. Learn how we help parents, students & adults dealing with dyslexia.

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featured diagnostician and consultant

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Dr. Wren Bump
Diagnostician

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Dr. Sue Chapman
Math Consultant

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Becoming a monthly donor will positively impact the lives of those struggling with learning disabilities who seek our high quality, experienced professionals through our reading and math literacy scholarship fund. 

Your monthly gift will accomplish so much for a client with learning disabilities:

     $30 per month provides 12 intervention learning sessions  

     $60 per month provides 24 intervention learning sessions

     $100 per month provides diagnostic evaluation & 20 intervention learning sessions

 

BEGIN YOUR MONTHLY GIVING TODAY—paypal.me/DynamicLearners  or Checks payable to Dynamic Learners, Inc.  PO Box 3783, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

 

Together we can create a world where professional care for learning disabilities is accessible and affordable for all in need. 

 

Dr. Joan Ickes and Dr. Lillian McEnery, Co-founders

Dynamic Learners, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

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Dynamic Learners, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

 

Mailing Address:

PO Box 3783
Lake Jackson TX 77566
United States
832-210-7521 - English

979-236-9304 - Spanish
 

Thank you for your donation!

Dear Friends of Dynamic Learners, Inc.,

 

Over two million people in the Houston-metro area are functionally illiterate (NCES, 2020) and 55% have an undiagnosed reading or math learning disability and cannot afford after-school learning programs--over one million people (PEW, 2019).  Improving reading and math opens opportunities for those who are functionally illiterate and undiagnosed to live safer, healthier, more self-sufficient and rewarding lives. Our professional team focuses on diagnosing learning disabilities and tailoring proven solutions to empower learners for success in school and life.  Our clients and parents report that 90% of our teams’ interventions significantly improved the learner’s reading and math challenges or learning disabilities (2020).

 

Our mission is to change lives and communities by providing high-quality personalized reading and math learning programs for all learners with learning challenges or desire to improve their skills.  Plus, we strive to remove any financial barriers through our reading and math literacy scholarship fund.  No child should grow up without reading and math literacy.

 

We invite you to join us in changing lives by removing financial barriers through our reading and math literacy scholarship fund for underserved populations in our area.  Help us provide in-person and remote professional learning diagnostic and intervention services for learners.  With you by our side, lives will be changed through the power of reading and math literacy. 

 

With gratitude, 

 

Dr. Joan Ickes and Dr. Lillian McEnery, Co-founders

Dynamic Learners, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Dynamic Learners, Inc. Privacy Policy (2019), is dedicated to the fundamentals of  protecting children's privacy on the Internet.  All client names are pseudonyms and client photos are for illustration purpose only to protect the privacy of our clients.

Wren M. Bump, PhD is a diagnostician and learning specialist of Dynamic Learners, Inc. (DLI) in the metropolitan area of Houston, Texas.  Dr. Bump earned her doctoral degree in educational psychology and educational technology at Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in special education at University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Science degree in educational administration at Lamar University.  She was a clinical assistant professor at Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, and the University of Houston–Clear Lake.  She is an instructor in the Vocational Advancement and Skills Training Academy (VAST) for differently abled individuals at Houston Community College.

 

Wren has almost 40 years of experience working with learners of all ages.  She began her career as a public-school teacher in elementary and middle school grades.  As a classroom and special education teacher, she created individual learning plans to assist struggling learners to succeed by getting to know how they learn best and helping throughout the learning processes. She has conducted numerous workshops to teachers, parents, administrators, and community leaders nationally and internationally.  Her expertise ranges from such topics as technology integration, active learning, brain and learning research, and universal design for learning.

Sue Chapman, EdD is a math consultant for Dynamic Learners, Inc in the metropolitan area of Houston, Texas.  Dr. Chapman earned her EdD in education leadership at Walden University, a Master of Science degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education and teaching at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Chapman's areas of concentration are mathematics education and teacher leadership development. Dr. Chapman has over 30 years of professional experience as a classroom and university teacher and education leader in public school districts.   Dr. Chapman provides our math learning specialists professional coaching and development of personalized math strategies to successfully address the math learning challenges of our clients.  Additionally, Dr. Chapman  provided her recently published book authored with Dr. Mary Mitchell,  "MathVentures: 33 Teacher–Coach Investigations to Grow Students as Mathematicians" to our math learning specialists.