Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Leslie Holst, reading teacher, is an ASDEC-trained Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and IDA Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT). An experienced early childhood educator, Ms. Holst specializes in using the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach students with language-based learning differences from preschool to 8th grade. Ms. Holst has extensive training in various multisensory structured language approaches, including Spell-Links, Lindamood-Bell, advanced Orton-Gillingham, and advanced phonemic awareness and morphology training. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Longwood University and her Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech. When not teaching, Ms. Holst enjoys reading mysteries and walking her dog.
Why I Teach At Siena: because it allows me to use all my knowledge and training in the science of reading to make a difference in our students' lives.