I am writing to highly recommend Mollie Shaw as a educational therapist. I am a parent of a son with learning disabilities and other special needs. I have been educating my son at home for the past three years. I have struggled to teach my son math and have tried many different curriculums (Math U See, Touch Math, etc.). I was, also struggling to develop lesson plans in all core subjects. Upon meeting Mollie, it became clear that she could help me in these areas. She helped me select an American History series that was appropriate for my son and helped me develop a schedule and lesson plans. She made excellent recommendation for literature and spelling. She taught me the tools and modeled how to teach the lessons. I would leave each session knowing exactly how to implement the curriculum. Best of all, she is able to teach my son in a way that he can learn. She quickly figured out how he learned. She knows when he needs to spend more time in a given area and when he is ready to move on. She knows when she needs to try a different approach to teach a concept. She keeps him engaged and is always positive, kind and encouraging. For the first time in his life, my son is thriving in math and is enjoying other subjects. I am much more equipped to teach my son, and to provide and implement appropriate and stimulating materials. Mollie has a beautiful combination of professionalism and warmth. We are very blessed to have her as part of our team. Patty Bradley
As a parent of a student who has been seeing you, I feel you have helped Cason in several areas. I discussed this email with him to confirm what he (and I) feel benefited him. Cason and myself, feel like his reading skills were strengthened by learning rules to help him decode words better and thus, his reading fluency improved somewhat.
We also feel like he gained a lot of ground in his writing skills. After arriving at CLPS, we saw many holes in what he had been taught previously in grammar and writing. By spending time with you, he was able to receive individual instruction that addressed what he needed to learn in order to become a better student in ELA.
We appreciated being able to communicate with you about needs and/or concerns, and you being able to work on these things with him. Thank you.
As for being a teacher and having you see a couple of my students, I am thankful to have someone besides myself, see areas that need to be addressed in a student, and be able to talk with parents about it. It is nice to have a certified professional on campus, that either myself or my parents can come to for help when we are concerned about a student.