Rachel Herman, MA, CPET is a Certified Professional Educational Therapist passionate about helping students of all ages who struggle with spelling, reading, writing, and math or who are challenged by learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and perceptual/nonverbal reasoning deficits and other processing difficulties. She is also a Certified International Trainer for Feuerstein Cognitive Enrichment, a program developed to teach cognitive skills to all types of learners.
Rachel has over 20 years of professional experience in education, teaching classes in many subjects from elementary through college. She also has 13 years of experience homeschooling her three children, including a son with dyslexia and ADHD. Rachel knows firsthand what it is like to have a child who is very bright, yet cannot read and spell with his peers in spite of receiving an excellent traditional reading and spelling education. She has since learned that her son is among the 1-in-5 bright and capable students who struggle with reading and spelling and will continue to struggle without the type of instruction that addresses their need for a systematic, integrated, multi-sensory approach. This type of instruction is generally not offered in the traditional classroom, nor, sadly, even in many special education programs. Rachel began working in educational therapy after years of researching programs that could help her son and she has made it her profession so that she can help other students like him become successful both in the classroom, and in life.
Rachel specializes in working with students who have IEPs and diagnosed Specific Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, auditory and visual processing disorders, executive functioning issues, and dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and perceptual/nonverbal reasoning deficits. Most of her students are very bright and capable in many areas, and yet continue to struggle with specific academic skills, despite getting lots of extra traditional instruction. When a student’s academic performance does no match their cognitive abilities, this frequently indicates that they are not receiving the right kind of instruction. Learning for All can help these students. Rachel is certified at the Advanced Level in the Barton Reading and Spelling System, a research-driven, Orton-Gillingham based, systematic, integrated, multi-sensory approach to reading and spelling. She also offers specialized therapies that address issues with math, writing, and thinking skills. All of these therapies are evidence-based, explicit, and multi-sensory, enabling her students to develop new neural pathways for learning. Rachel is a member of the National Institute for Learning Development, the International Dyslexia Association, and the Association of Educational Therapists. She travels internationally providing trainings and seminars on learning and cognition.
Learning for All offers one-on-one tutoring and each session is tailored to the specific needs of the individual student to maximize the benefit of the instructional time and achieve mastery. We incorporate games and goal setting exercises to motivate our students and keep them engaged. We believe that with the right help, every student can succeed.