Missy is an associate member of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) & an active member of the International Dyslexic Association.
Missy Silver has always been passionate about and invested in child development, learning and education. After receiving a BS in Human Development and Family Science from Oregon State University, she obtained a MA in Special Education from San Francisco State. In 2015 she completed the Educational Therapy certification program at University of California, Riverside. Missy is certified in Orton-Gillingham’s Reading program, David Berg’s Making Math Real and has received extensive training in Structured Word Inquiry. She continues to educate herself on the latest research and teaching methods by attending several professional development training courses, educational therapy study groups and conferences that focus on ADHD, Dyslexia, Executive Function disorders, and other learning challenges every year.
As an educational therapist, Missy plays an active role in evaluation, remediation, case management and advocacy for each of her clients, including collaboration with parents and allied professionals. Using educational and therapeutic methods, she addresses both the academic and social/emotional aspects of learning issues. Missy’s comprehensive training in formal and informal assessment, supports her ability to design and implement the most appropriate intervention programs for learning and social/emotional challenges that her students face. Her goal is to provide individualized instruction that meets the needs of students, while helping them to develop an awareness of their strengths and how to utilize them in all aspects of their lives.