Nancy Trautman, M.A.T.

Reading and Educational Specialist

Nancy has an undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College in 2000. She has also completed training in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing program and the reading, written expression, and reading comprehension strands of Project Read (Phonology, Framing Your Thoughts, and Report Form), and is a certified Orton-Gillingham reading therapist.

After work in special education programs in public schools, Nancy came to the Institute for Learning and Development in 2004. She provides specialized instruction in reading fluency and educational support to elementary, middle, and high school students in the areas of reading comprehension, written expression, math, and study skills, and also offers strategy-based instruction in the executive function areas of checking, self-monitoring, organizing, planning, prioritizing, remembering, and shifting. In addition, Nancy performs psycho-educational assessments and has worked with some of the ResearchILD programs in schools.

Recently, Nancy has co-authored a chapter entitled Remembering: Teaching Students how to retain and mentally manipulate information in a new ResearchILD book for teachers entitled, Executive Function in the Classroom: Fostering Strategic Mindsets across the Grades and Content Areas, Guilford Press, 2009.

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