is a professional committed to helping people with dyslexia and other learning differences. She has been working continuously in the field of reading and learning disabilities since 1979.
Clare has an M.A. in Reading Education from Western Michigan University and a B.A. from The University of Michigan in English, Psychology, and Health Ed. She is certified by two organizations to teach with an approach designed specifically for children and adults with dyslexia: The International Dyslexia Association through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) and the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA).
She has taught in regular classrooms, small groups, and one-to-one with children and adults in public and private schools, private clinics, and community colleges. She served on a state branch Board of Directors of The International Dyslexia Association, worked for a college Office of Students with Disabilities, and attained the rank of Assistant Professor with tenure at the community college level. Clare has over 9,000 contact hours working one to one with students who learn differently.
Ms. Ferner welcomes calls from parents of children and adolescents, as well as from adults, with documented or suspected learning disabilities.