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Michele Pawlik, MSEd, CDT, CERI, C-SLDS

Academic Therapist

Michele L. Pawlik, MSEd, CDT, has been part of the ACCESS team for a year. She loves working with her clients and their individual needs to assist them in their academic success. She focuses her instruction on her clients' academic and emotional needs using multisensory instruction and literacy strategies. Her motto is that every child can learn if we, adults, listen to their body language and words and observe their surroundings outside of the therapy session. When students are heard, they learn. Before working for ACCESS, Michele worked as an adjunct college professor, private dyslexia therapist, and high school business teacher. She has been in the field of education for 25 years. Currently, she is working on a Ph.D. in Literacy with St. John's University in Queens, New York, where her studies revolve around reading, writing, and assistive technology for all diverse populations. In addition, she holds a Master's of Education from the University of Central Arkansas, focusing on Reading Specialist and Dyslexia. While earning her master's degree with UCA, she also pursued a Certified Dyslexia Therapist certification with The APPLE Group in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and with the International Dyslexia Association. Lastly, she holds two bachelor's degrees from Arkansas Tech University in the areas of Business Education and Marketing and Management. Michele is proud to tell everyone that she has dyslexia, and so does her son. That she failed second grade and moved to many schools during her primary years. She never imagined as a child that she would be a teacher, let alone someone who works with families who struggle with what to do to help their dyslexic child. She has insight and a personal connection with the child, parent, and teacher; since she has been in each position during her life. Michele is excited to work for ACCESS to help families.