Maryland Chapter

The mission of the ALTA Maryland Chapter is to connect academic practitioners and therapists within the state, equip members with resources and opportunities to grow professionally, and provide research-based academic therapy instruction for students in the state of Maryland.

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Chapter Events

We are dedicated to providing continuing education opportunities that promote the professional growth of our members. Events are worth continuing education hours (CE) to use towards ALTA membership requirements. 

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Find a Maryland Professional

Our members are made up of individuals with the CALP, CALT, ICALP, or CALT-QI distinction. Find an ALTA-certified professional in your area that represents the highest quality services to those individuals with dyslexia. 

Leadership

ALTA-MD is made up of therapists and practitioners dedicated to providing rigorous evidence-based multisensory structured language education (MSLE) therapy to individuals with dyslexia. Meet the leadership team. 

Heather O’Connor, M.Ed., CALT

Heather O’Connor, M.Ed., CALT

President

Heather has an undergraduate degree in Natural Science and a Master’s Degree in Education. Over her teaching career, she has taught kindergarten through ninth-grade with the majority of her professional experiences teaching English at the middle school level. She is certified by the State of Maryland to teach elementary and middle school, Secondary English, and Special Education. She obtained training through the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center in Maryland and her Academic Language Therapy certification through the Academic Language Therapy Association. Currently, she provides one-on-one literacy instruction to students in her private practice. Last year, she was treasurer of the chapter. She is excited to continue to grow Maryland’s chapter as it is only in its second year.

 

Elva Riley, CALP

Vice President

Elva has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. She obtained training through the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center in Maryland and her Academic Language Practitioner certification through the Academic Language Therapy Association. Currently, she teaches in a Catholic Elementary school Prek-8 grade and is the Director of Resource. She provides direct literacy instruction to small groups of students who are identified with dyslexia as well as one-on-one literacy instruction in her private practice.

 

 

Lindsey Pierson

Treasurer

Lindsey Pierson is a certified speech-language pathologist for over 16 years, and most recently trained through the Maryland Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center to become a certified academic language therapist (CALT). She has experience working with children of all ages in the areas of speech articulation, language development and dyslexia remediation. She currently serves Montgomery County, MD families through her private practice with a focus on language and literacy.

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