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This November, we are thrilled to welcome Libby Kaczmarek, MS, CCC-SLP, to our practice. Libby will be joining us from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). At CHLA Libby was a Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Trainee. She gained extensive multidisciplinary experience in treating and diagnosing language, literacy, and neurodevelopmental disorders.  

 

She received her Masters in Communication Sciences from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGH-IHP). At MGH-IHP she received specialized education in assessment and intervention in both spoken and written language. Libby has extensive training in simultaneous language and literacy instruction including: structured-literacy, Orton Gillingham, Fundations, Wilson, Barton, Lindamood-Bell. 

 

Libby brings a balance of theory and practice to WLL. She worked as a research intern at the Gaab Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During her time at Gaab she supported research that examines the early behavioral, environmental, and neural factors of the development of reading disorders. Libby also worked at the Written Expression Language and Literacy (WELL) Collaborative that examines qualitative and quantitative improvements after intensive writing intervention.

 

While she has a breadth of experience in speech-language disorders, Libby always knew she would return to her work with children with language-based reading disorders including dyslexia. She is extremely passionate about this area of practice, having seen firsthand how big of an impact that intervention can play in the life of a child with dyslexia and language difficulties. Libby is super excited to practice in our block-based model that maximizes positive outcomes in a shorter, intensive time frame. Outside of her practice, Libby enjoys reading, writing, dance, hopping on the Peloton, and hanging out with her two chihuahuas.

 

Fully Certified Member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Professional Member of International Dyslexia Association