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About Liz Heron

Private practice 1981-2012

Liz Heron Ed.D. is an educator and mentor for children and adults with learning differences with 35 years of experience supporting students and their families. She helps people who learn differently find the way to succeed.  People who work with Liz might be described as gifted, unusual, puzzling, hilarious, frozen, artistic, great with animals, different, anxious, visual, non-verbal, dyslexic, sensitive, impossible, ADD/ADHD, exuberant, slow speed learners, deep thinkers, autistic, traumatized, very quiet, angry, socially awkward or just plain wonderful.  

She teaches reading and writing for students from kindergarten through graduate school. 

Liz encourages communication through inquiry, helping students and families communicate with each other and with the schools and communities in which they live. She supports students as they develop the ability to express themselves and to self advocate. 

Liz helps students learn to regulate their nervous system through body-based practices that are useful in learning to balance anxiety, hyperactivity and difficulties with processing speed. She is certified in trauma therapy and biodynamic cranial sacral therapy. Support includes private sessions and instruction, on-site collaboration with school, home and community, regular communication with therapists and medical personnel when necessary.  Liz Heron

Liz has consulted with public and private schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. 

      • With Liz you can:
      • Find out what you love and want to do.
      • Learn to read and write well and see the results.
      • Slow down and learn subjects well enough to write clearly.
      • Write your college essay. 
      • Finish your dissertation. 
      • Create study habits that feel right to you. 
      • Learn to move while you are studying.
      • Use the computer and your phone to stay organized and on task.
      • Find the right college or school placement. 
      • Talk to your parent and teachers effectively.

Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA — Ed.D. Reading, Language and Learning Disabilities Advisor: Jeanne S. Chall, 1989

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH— M.A.T. in English.  Minor:  Applied Linguistics/ESL, 1981

Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA — B.A. magna cum laude, History and Literature of Ancient Greece, 1977

Current Certifications:  

Department of Education, New Hampshire Certifications:  Reading and Writing Specialist; English 5-12. Certification # 18001.

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute: Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, http://www.traumahealing.com

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America: Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral TherapistCurrently serving on the Board of Directors http://www.craniosacraltherapy.org/CSTA_home.html 

Liz has taught at the following schools and Universities:

Alba International School, Florence, Italy

Winnucunnet High School, Hampton NH

Odyssey House, Hampton NH

Sweetser Children’s Home Saco, ME

University of New Hampshire Education Department, Durham NH

Liberal Arts College, Academic Skills Department University of Massachusetts, Boston

College of Public and Community Service, Critical Skills Program University of Massachusetts, Boston

School for International Training, Brattleboro VT

Roxbury Community College, Workplace Literacy Education Project, Roxbury, MA

Institute on Disability, University of NH, Durham NH

Lesley College, Graduate School/Outreach and Alternative Education Program


Liz Heron's complete CV in PDF Form is here.

   
Resources in Education, 21 Hampton Road, Suite 104, Exeter, NH 03833
Contact Liz Heron: 603-217-7746 •
Contact Julia Higgins: 603-686-1516 •