Tara’s Credentials

Teaching Experience

  • The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning, Co-Founder, CALT
  • Pebblecreek Montessori, Elementary Coordinator, CALT
  • Good Shepherd Montessori, Elementary Montessori Directress
  • Pendergast School District, Elementary Teacher K & 1
  • Monona Grove School District, Elementary Teacher K & 2

Education & Certifications

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

  • Take Flight Curriculum Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Texas Department of State Health Services

  • Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, License Number 1570

Academic Language Therapy Association

  • Certified Academic Language Therapist, License Number 2590

International Dyslexia Association

  • Certified Dyslexia Therapist Certificate

Southern Methodist University

  • Academic Language Therapy Graduate Certification

Dallas Montessori Teacher Training Academy

  • American Montessori Society, Elementary I Teacher Credential

University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Masters of Science Degree, Curriculum and Instruction – Reading

Winona State University

  • Bachelors of Science Degree, Elementary Education

Presentations

  • “CGI Math” – Sunnyside School District, Tucson, AZ
  • “The Writing Process” – Pebblecreek Montessori, Plano, TX
  • “Executive Functioning Skills” – Pebblecreek Montessori, Plano, TX
  • “Phonological Awareness” – Pebblecreek Montessori, Plano, TX
  • “Stages of Spelling Development” – Pebblecreek Montessori, Plano, TX
  • “Dyslexia Awareness” – Pebblecreek Montessori, Plano, TX
  • “Dyslexia Simulation” – Pebblecreek Montessori, Plano, TX
  • “Explore Our World: An Overview of the Elementary Montessori Environment” – Pebblecreek Montessori, Plano, TX
  • “What is Academic Language Therapy?” – Dyslexia Buddy Network, Wheaton, IL
  • “Dyslexia Remediation – Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia” – Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia and Dyslexia 101” – Cambridge, WI
  • “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia” – Wheaton, IL
  • “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia” – Evanston Special Needs Resource Fair, Evanston, IL
  • “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia” – College of DuPage Education Department, Glen Ellyn, IL

Tara Chapman | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
Books | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
“Mrs. Chapman’s instruction was more than just teaching my son how to overcome the challenges of dyslexia. She has literally changed the course of his life forever. She met my son at the level he was learning, and gently guided him with encouragement every step of the way. She kept me informed of his progress, educated me about dyslexia and how I could help him at home. One of the greatest things about Mrs. Chapman is her understanding and compassion for children like my son. ” H.R.