A bit about myself…
My name is Janet Jones. I’m an educational consultant and teacher trainer who lives outside of Charleston, S.C.
I have dedicated my career to dyslexic education and have been in the field for over 40 years.
Born in Puerto Rico, I taught my first dyslexic student there when I was 19 using the Orton-Gillingham approach.
As an Accredited Training Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), I have traveled all over the Southeast for the past 10 years to train teachers and consult with schools.
Throughout my travels, I’ve trained over a 1,000 teachers and parents in the Orton-Gillingham approach.
In 1993, I created Moose Materials, Games and Manipulatives to Support Structured Literacy. The moose mascot of the school I was then teaching at inspired both the name of Moose Materials and this blog.
Obsessed with staying up-to-date with the cognitive science of reading, learning and memory, I constantly refine my teaching, mentoring, and materials to integrate what I learn.
My greatest joy is mentoring and collaborating with teachers and parents on their journeys to understanding dyslexia and individualizing Orton-Gillingham instruction.
A newcomer to the world of Twitter, I’m finding that I love the community of teachers, parents and researchers tweeting about the topics I care so much about.
The social-emotional impact of dyslexia and ADHD are of particular interest to me in order to inform how to teach the whole child.
I find task analysis and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching to be highly rewarding.
As a lifelong learner, I tend to overspend on books.
I have eleven nieces and nephews, whom I love like my own.
Though I am often on the road, I feel most at home in warm weather near the sea.
Talking with parents and teachers and hearing their stories is both a delight and a driving force in all that I do, so I’d love to hear from you!