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Gifting Back

As an artist, I feel blessed to express and share my feelings and insights through my paintings.

Although painting is a passion, I also love to teach. I returned to Texas Women's University after my children were grown and earned a master's in English. During this time, I learned about Dyslexia — a neurological disorder that causes reading, spelling and writing difficulties in children and adults. I became certified as an Academic Language Therapist at SMU and worked with Dyslexic children and adults for many years.

About the time I was completing my Certification, a new organization was formed for Language Therapists, "dedicated to the remediation of written-language skills," called the Academic Language Therapy Association. ALTA celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006. I would like to thank ALTA for the many years I shared with the organization — both teaching and learning — and will donate five percent of net proceeds from all sales of my art to that organization.

I am also a supporter of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFBD) and will make an identical donation to them.

Through these organizations, children and adults CAN learn to BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES. Nothing brings us more joy as Therapists.



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