Lisa Klipfel has been working with students for 5 years. Lisa Klipfel has been training under linguists, Michel Rameau, PhD and Gina Cooke, in order to fully understand and teach orthography (spelling). Lisa Klipfel was trained by the Dyslexia Training Institute in Orton-Gillingham and Structured Word Inquiry. Lisa is finishing up her Education Therapist certification from the University of California, Riverside.

Lisa is also trained to teach Structured Word Inquiry (SWI). SWI is the study of the English writing system from a scientific prospective. It comes out of the linguistic field. While there is some overlap from the education field, study through SWI has breadth and depth that often students love due to the fun stories they get to learn about words. The is an effective approach for learning spelling, especially those who have been tagged as orthographic dyslexia or “stealth” dyslexia. This way of learning is not limited to those with dyslexia. It is an excellent way to learn how our English writing system actually works and there is predictability in our writing system.  Learning in this way focuses on the meaning of words, looking at affixes, and attacking spelling from a logical, story aspect, as well as looking at the corresponding phonology. Since analysis is typically a strength of many students with dyslexia, it is an excellent match for those struggling with spelling.

In addition, Lisa Klipfel has a master’s degree in psychology. She has worked with the multiple learning disorders over the years in her practice, as well as ADHD. She now offers educational therapy in her office to assist those students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

Lisa Klipfel created Level Up Ed, a service to assist children struggling who are struggling with the written language, some of whom may have dyslexia. Kids connect with video games and are always wanting to “level up” in their games. She work with kids to “level up” in their reading and writing skills.

If you would like to set up an appointment with Lisa Klipfel, call (949) 891-2127 or email at lisa@lisaklipfelmft.