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   Steve Shapiro
Colorado Springs, CO
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   Katheryn Mitchell
Houston, TX
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Mr. Shapiro is not a licensed optometrist or opthalmologist.  He does not diagnose or treat the presence of abnormal conditions of the eye and its appendages, or the accommodative and refractive conditions of the eye:  or prescribe visual training and/ or the use of scientific instruments to train the visual system, and is not licensed in the state of Colorado to do so.  You should consult with and follow the instructions of an optometrist or opthalmologist when using visual training procedures.

Katheryn Mitchell
Educ. Therapist and Consultant                            Houston, TX

Katheryn Mitchell, a former private school teacher and administrator, first heard about Developmental Training while researching programs for reading and learning disabilities. She found out quickly that there are many "coping" devices and programs, but few real answers. 

After attending Mr. Shapiro's conference, she discovered that the root cause of many reading disabilities can be diagnosed and treated through Developmental Therapy.  Her school experienced many successes after integrating Developmental Therapy into their program.  Katheryn has since resigned as administrator to go into private practice.  She conducts workshops and teacher in-services and speaks annually at The TAAE State Conference, National Coalition for At Risk Children and Youth, and the Florida State Homeschool Convention. She is certified through The Learning Connection and offers educational services and testing, Developmental Therapy Programs and homeschool services.

Assessments and Evaluations

Assessments and evaluations performed by Ms. Mitchell include those listed below.  

Appointments and tests may be scheduled either by calling Ms. Mitchell at (281) 679-8586, or by emailing your request to her.  Ms. Mitchell will respond to all inquiries promptly.

Visual Processing/Dyslexia Screening/Perceptual Motor Tests

Measures the strength and accuracy of the Oculo-Motor System to accurately process visual information (words and numbers) back to the brain.  Many students struggling with reading and spelling are experiencing a visual blockage of some kind even though they have 20/20 eyesight. This accurately pinpoints where the breakdown is occurring and to what extent. Ages 1st grade - adult.

Homeschool Umbrella Services:

The mission of The Learning Connection Home School Services is to assist and support parents in a success endeavor to educate their children.

This service is designed to help students fulfill their potential in a teaching scenario best suited to meet their individual needs.