Nancy Young B.A., M.Ed.
Based in British Columbia, Canada, Nancy Young is an educational consultant providing support for educators and families across North America and globally. Her current consulting and professional development focus areas are:
Nancy's areas of specialty include dyslexia, giftedness, and ADHD. Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education (giftedness focus), and a Master of Education Degree in Special Education (dyslexia focus). Nancy is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D. in Cognitive Diversity), studying the particular needs of those students in Pre-K through grade 1 who are gifted and have co-occurring dyslexia and/or ADHD, described as twice-exceptional or 2e.
A passionate and long-time advocate for improving instruction for all children, Nancy has taught children with a wide range of learning needs and ages in schools, within community organizations, and in her own private teaching practice. She is a certified teacher (British Columbia, Canada) and a certified Structured Literacy Teacher (Center for Effective Reading Instruction, US). She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association, Scientific Studies of Reading, the National Association for Gifted Children, and the World Council for Gifted & Talented Children.
Nancy is the author of Secret Code Actions™, a unique resource/tool she created to be woven into any reading/spelling program to ENHANCE instruction by weaving FUN skill-based movements into the learning process. Lots of information about her "dictionary for the code with movement" is available at the Secret Code Actions™ link in the above menu (including example pages). Children need to learn to read - and they need to move!
Nancy is also the creator of the Ladder of Reading & Writing, an infographic showing the ease at which children learn to read. It summarizes the varied and numerous factors that must be considered to best serve the full range of instructional needs, whether learning to read and write is more challenging or skills are advanced. (If you wish to use her Ladder of Reading & Writing infographic in a presentation, website, in training materials, etc., follow the permission request process as outlined in her Ladder of Reading & Writing link in the menu.)