Sue Hegland lives and works in Brandon, South Dakota. She provides customized reading, writing and spelling instruction for students with dyslexia or who exhibit signs of dyslexia. She has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach and has extensive training in orthographic linguistics (the science that studies the spelling system) and in Structured Word Inquiry (SWI.) SWI is a scientific method for investigating the spelling and pronunciation of any word in English, using evidence present in the writing system itself.
Sue began learning about dyslexia and effective methods for teaching written language in 2003 as the parent of a dyslexic child. She understands how difficult it is to watch a child struggle, and is an advocate for effective education for all children in public schools, private schools and at home.
Sue serves as Editor in Chief for the International Dyslexia Association Fact Sheet publications. She served on the Board of Directors for the International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch for six years and was elected to two terms on the Board of Education for the Brandon Valley School District. She has professional experience in research, instructional design, and training, and has worked at Dataquest (Gartner Group), Anderson Soft-Teach, and NASA. She also spent three years as a homeschooling parent.
She presents at conferences and provides teacher training on structured word study, the English writing system and dyslexia. She is the author of the informational website LearningAboutSpelling.com.
At this time, Sue is not taking new students.
Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.