Hettie P. Johnson M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Specializing in dyslexia and teaching strategies for more success with less stress



Contact by email at hettiej@gmail.com
205/368-0611
5636 Chestnut Trace
Hoover, AL 35244

Amazing strengths associated with dyslexia:

Dyslexic Advantage 

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
http://dyslexia.yale.edu/?gclid=CjwKEAjwj9GqBRCRlPram97Xk3ESJADrN7Ieg51Z_DvuRd6hndOq66IDt0s-MRCAScrbPtuYG9rLYxoCxSDw_wcB

Headstrong Nation

www.eyetoeyenational.org

www.explore1in5.org


Frequently Asked Questions About Dyslexia
Do I have dyslexia?
What are the Signs of Dyslexia?
Myths About Dyslexia
 


AD/HD and Dyslexia
Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia
At Risk Students English Language Learners
Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities
Dyslexia and the Brain
Dyslexia Basics
Dyslexia Stress Anxiety Connection
Educational Promises
Effective Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia
Evaluating Educational Professionals
Gifted and Dyslexic
Helpful Terminology
Home Schooling
Spelling
Testing and Evaluation
Transitioning from High School to College 
Understanding Dysgraphia


Read or listen to these powerful books and websites (more on Favorite Books page): 

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss Headstrong Nation 
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock Eide, M.A, M.D. & Fernette Brock, M.D. Dyslexic Advantage
The Dyslexia Checklist by Sandra F. Rief and Judith Stern
Thinking Differently by David Flink www.eyetoeyenational.org

http://www.dyslexiadx.com

www.idaalabama.org
http://www.interdys.org 

DyslexiaHelp

http://www.wabida.org/understanding-dyslexia

Articles to improve reading comprehension, memory, handwriting, homework:
http://www.ldonline.org/columnists/richards

Parent support and site for testing:
www.AlabamaGameChangers.org 

Parent support/ activism:
Roundtable Solutions
christieaitken@gmail.com 
http://www.Roundtable-Solutions.org
http://decodingdyslexiaala.com

Legal advice
http://www.adap.net

http://www.wrightslaw.com

http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/putting-the-d-in-to-the-iep-why-advocating-for-a-child-with-dyslexia-is-so-difficult/

https://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/putting-the-d-in-to-the-iep-part-2-common-pitfalls-if-your-child-has-dyslexia/


Training for teachers: The Alabama State Department of Education is proposing to have 50 teachers begin MSLE (Multisensory Structured Language Education) training this summer. We all need to be encouraging teachers to contact Judy Stone to sign up and get on the list.   jstone@alsde.edu
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Hettie received her B.S. Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University in 1970 and her M.A. from the University of Montevallo in 1972, both in speech-language pathology. She was a Duke University Summer Speech Camp trainee and a trainee at the Birmingham, AL Veteran's Administration Hospital during her graduate training. She scored in the top one percent nationally on the speech-language pathology certification exam.  She has been on the faculty of three university speech-language pathology programs (University of Montevallo, University of Alabama-Gadsden, and the University of South Alabama) as well as in private and public school settings, hospitals, nursing homes and home health care; she has primarily been in private practice since 1974. She is an active member of Hunter Street Baptist Church www.hunterstreet.org, where she has taught English as a Second Language and sings in the choir.

She published “Teaching Chaining to Unintelligible Children” in Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, describing an original approach for severe intelligibility and language disorders. She has spoken at annual conferences of the British Dyslexia Association, the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, the International Dyslexia Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama, the Georgia and Alabama Branches of the International Dyslexia Association and the South-East Regional IDA conference as well as at numerous regional and local association meetings and inservice training programs.  She served three terms as Secretary of the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama, has been President of the Mobile Area Speech and Hearing organization, served two terms as Vice-President of the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ALIDA) and is currently a board member of ALIDA . She co-founded the Dyslexia Education Group of Central Alabama. You can see Hettie on her YouTube channel,sharing strategies to improve school and life success. - Go to YouTube and search for hettiepjohnson.

She has been on staff at the Alabama Scottish Rite Learning Centers, providing dyslexia evaluations and intervention planning. She specializes in dyslexia and has special interests in teaching learning strategies that apply across the curriculum and across the lifespan, considering the whole child, improving unintelligible speech, and improving social skills in her students. She has earned several Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for outstanding continuing education achievement.