26 September, 2020

Fitzhugh Appointed to National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities

Lynne Fitzhugh, lecturer and director of Colorado College’s Master of Arts in Teaching – Literacy Specialist Program, these days were appointed to serve on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), founded in Rockville, Maryland. Fitzhugh will serve as one in every of 24 contributors at the committee and could constitute the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), the twelfth and most up-to-date member organization.

Fitzhugh, a nationally recognized expert in dyslexia and associated mastering disabilities, structured linguistics, and literacy, is president-pick of ALTA and currently serves at the board of the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). She is a beyond board member of the International Dyslexia Association and helped develop IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

In 2008 Fitzhugh mounted the Reading Institute and Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program at the side of the Master of Arts in Teaching degree offered by using CC’s Education Department. The intensive two-yr program permits graduates to earn countrywide certification with the Academic Language Therapy Association. The application earned accreditation from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, turning into the first and handiest permitted middle in Colorado.

“It’s an honor to be decided on for this crucial work,” says Fitzhugh. “It’s promising to look at such respected groups come collectively for the good of individuals, along with kids, who struggle with getting to know disabilities like dyslexia.”

The venture of the NJCLD is to provide multi-organizational leadership and assets to optimize outcomes state-extensive for individuals with mastering disabilities. The NJCLD works to pick out and cope with desires in studies, policy and professional schooling and development associated with studying disabilities.

“Lynne is a terrific educator, and actual pioneer and champion for dyslexia intervention and remediation inside the nation of Colorado,” says Janie Harvey M.A.T. ’15. “Lynne has single-handedly skilled the most knowledgeable instructors in Academic Language Therapy throughout our nation, remodeling the lives of endless students who’ve struggled to read.”

In addition to her work at Colorado College, Fitzhugh is president of the Colorado Literacy & Learning Center, a Colorado Springs-primarily based non-profit dedicated to helping people with dyslexia, which she based in 2001. In 2018, Fitzhugh became named Professional of the Year via the Colorado Council of Learning Disabilities (CLD) and went directly to acquire CLD’s Floyd G. Hudson Outstanding Service Award at the CLD International Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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