Kate Novak, ET/P
Certified Professional Educational Therapist
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Dr. Maya Angelou
I have been in the field of education working with children, teens, and adults for over twenty years. I was inspired to choose Educational Therapy as a career when my son was identified as dyslexic. Reflecting on my own struggles as a young student has provided me with empathy and compassion in addressing a student's critical needs. The right kind of support for a child can be life-changing.
I specialize in working with students ranging from kindergarten through 8th grade. The Holy Names Educational Therapy Graduate Program provided me with training in assessment, intervention, and remediation for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities. In addition, I design individual plans focusing on a student's strengths and areas in need of growth.
I use a variety of assessments, materials, and assistive technology in my practice. My training includes multi-sensory methodologies such as Orton-Gillingham, the Wilson Reading System, the Barton Reading System, Lindamood Bell / Seeing Stars, Making Math Real, Handwriting Without Tears, Read Naturally and SIMS. I regularly attend conferences that continue to develop my deep interest in how people learn. I am specifically interested in new research about dyslexia and executive function.