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  • Clinical Director and Lead Education Therapist

    With a background in sports medicine, Christine has always been interested in the brain-body connection. Her approach to Education Therapy is based in neurobehavioral strategies, learning science, and research based best teaching practices. Her background and education have lead to a specialization in working with students with ADD/ADHD, test anxiety, specific learning disorders, reading recovery and executive functioning disorders. 

    Christine Powell is a Special Educator, Published Education Researcher, Professor, Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Fellow,  mom of two, and she & her son have ADHD. 

    Meet Our Team

    Our Education Therapists have a common ethos- we are children focused. LBC team members have been selected because they are the best in their field. Together we work to improve and enhance the learning lives of students with ADHD, executive functioning disorders, dyslexia, reading and processing barriers, written expression, dyscalculia, and many other learning differences.

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    When working with students, we utilize a strength-based approach, which considers each student’s unique learning profiles. Lessons are individually planned and built around the strengths, interests, talents, and experiences of learners. 

    Making a difference in the lives of students drives our work, and we are continually integrating research-based pedagogy into our practice.

    We stay current in education research and best practices and this has led to pursuing specialized training using multi-sensory approaches to learning (Orton-Gillingham & Wilson Reading systems), as well as undergoing targeted training in executive functioning and behavior management.

    Our students continue to inspire and fuel our own learning. 

    

    

    Active Membership and Involvement in Education:

    Fulbright Scholar (US Department of State)

    Distinguished Award in Teaching -Singapore 2019

    National Education Association; CA Teachers Association

    National Association of Special Education Teachers

    California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE)

    Council of Exceptional Children

    Teaching and Education Research Association (TERA)

    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

    Editorial Review Board: National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET); Journal of the American Association of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP). 

    Member: American Association of Career Technical Educators

    Laubaugh Literacy Volunteer 

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    Small Business-Women Owned and Operated