LBC Education Therapists

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Dr. Christine Powell

Director and Lead Education Therapist

If you are here because you are looking for educational support for your child, you are my village. Like many of you, my child was diagnosed with ADHD. School, at times, was a challenge. Being a special education teacher, I took a deep dive into the research, to better inform my teaching practices and help my students, including my own son.

In my work as an Education Therapist, I help students with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning challenges, to include ADHD.

My approach to Education Therapy is strengths-based and underpinned by neurobehavioral strategies. Education and experience inform my practice:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine; Masters Degree in Special Education w/ endorsements in Emotional & Behavioral Disorders. Postgraduate Professional Certificate in Gifted/ Talented.  Doctorate in Education; Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Scholar(2019/Singapore); Published researcher; Presenter; Adjunct Professor.

I specialize in working with students with ADD/ADHD, test anxiety, specific learning disorders, and executive functioning disorders.

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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 
  • Toastmaster
  • Small Business-Women Owned and Operated

Free 20-Minute Consultation

You’ll have a 20-minute session with Dr. Christine Powell. During this session, she will address your inquiries about ADHD, unique learning profiles, and Ed Therapy, offering valuable insights and answers tailored to your questions.