Who Are We?

Jean C Tucker, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Jean has specialized in teaching basic spoken and written language skills as well as the cognitive skills which are necessary for becoming proficient in academic endeavors. She obtained a master's degree in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education and completed her training in speech and language pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, receiving a Certificate of Clinical Competence. Jean is also trained in: Precision Teaching, the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) program; Orton-Gillingham; Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) program; Instrumental Enrichment cognitive skills curricula; Learning Propensity Assessment Device cognitive-skills evaluation system; and Cogmed Working Memory Training™.

Julie Higgins, Specialist of Language and Learning
Julie's focus is teaching and supporting children and adults with learning differences. She has 30 years of experience teaching reading, language arts and study skills. She also works with students challenged by ADHD, Executive Function, processing speed. Julie collaborates with students, parents, and schools to ensure effective learning. She worked at Landmark School for 8 years as a tutor, teacher, supervisor, study-skills department head and summer director of the College Prep Program. Julie earned a B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire and a teaching certificate in Secondary English from Lesley College. Her training includes: Essential Word-Knowledge Skills; the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) program; Orton Gillingham, Precision Teaching for fluency, the Three Key Routine (Keys to Literacy ¬- Joan Sedita); Instrumental Enrichment cognitive skills curricula; and Cogmed Working Memory Training™.

Liz Heron, Ed.D.
Liz Heron, Ed.D. is an educator and mentor for children and adults with learning differences. For 35 years, she has helped people who learn differently find the way to succeed. Liz mentors and tutors high school and college students, working closely with them on reading and writing skills, executive function, attention and the development of course specific knowledge for the slow processor. Liz is a State-of-New-Hampshire-Certified Reading and Writing Specialist. She works one on one and as part of a team with colleges, schools, families, medical and counseling services create the most appropriate educational experience for puzzling children and young adults. In addition to her work in academics, she helps learners who have anxiety, learned helplessness, and traumatic experiences with education, understand and regulate the nervous system.

Lois Bick. A.S.
Lois has taught reading, writing, and math in classroom, special-education, and tutorial settings for twelve years. She earned her Associate in Science degree in 2007 and Associate degree in Speech (SLPA) in 2010. Subsequently, she has worked as a Speech Assistant. She is trained in Essential Word-Knowledge Skills and in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) program.

In mathematics, Lois has trained with Mahesh Sharma and has used his techniques successfully for more than ten years. Starting in 2009, she has taught teacher workshops addressing reasons for students’ difficulties in mathematics and demonstrating the use of manipulatives in classroom instruction.