Anxiety – it’s a classroom topic on everyone’s minds after the last year and half, so JOIN US to leave with strategies for turning off anxiety and turning on learning. (You might even learn what all this chatter about “happy amygdalas” is all about, too!)
Who: Certified Teachers in the SARIC region
When: July 29, 2021 – 9 AM – 12 PM
Where: USA College of Education and Professional Studies Building
The International Dyslexia Association – Alabama Branch and SARIC are delighted to partner in this remarkable training event for certified teachers in the SARIC region. Please share with your network of qualifying teachers!
About Hettie Johnson, M.A., CCC-SLP:
Hettie Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Auburn University and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo. With traineeships to follow with Duke University and the Birmingham VA Hospital, she later completed a Certificate of Clinical Competence/Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), also.
She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the International Dyslexia Association, Spring Valley School Board, Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama, and the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and co-founded the Dyslexia Education Group of Central Alabama. She currently serves in private practice in Hoover, AL and with the Hettie Johnson Institute of Spring Valley School in Birmingham.
Hettie Johnson has served as a Board Member with the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association for 18 years.
A speech-language pathologist since 1970 and dyslexia specialist since 2000, she has published and presented at national and international levels. Since Dr. Denise Gibbs introduced her to dyslexia in 2000, Hettie specializes in dyslexia and teaching learning strategies to reduce anxiety in order to empower learning across the curriculum for all ages.
During her free time, Hettie enjoys reading everything from historical fiction to Bible books and dyslexia strategies as well as singing along in the Hunter Street Baptist Church choir. Whether on water or snow, she also loves skiing and is on the move! Hettie has been known to make kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, or biking her exercises of choice when not working out at her local YMCA.
Hettie and husband Bill reside in Hoover, Alabama, and love family, friends, traveling, and playing with their five grandchildren.