Nancy Cushen White

nancyWe are pleased to announce that Prof. Nancy Cushen White has joined the Lexicon team as a Literacy Intervention Consultant and Case Manager. Professor Cushen White has more than 30 years experience in the field of education and in particular in reading difficulties.

Prof. Cushen White is adding great value to the Lexicon Reading Center in Dubai by contributing to the enrichment of programs, supporting team development and consulting and supervising intervention programs for individual students.

Prof. Cushen White has been awarded for her significant contributions to the field of literacy education by a number of internationally recognized organizations such as the International Dyslexia Association. She holds various degrees and credentials in the field of literacy education.
Besides her work as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California-San Francisco, Professor Cushen White has been specialising in the area of gifted children with learning differences for several decades.

A number of Professor Cushen White’s academic and community activities are highlighted:

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ed. D from University of San Francisco, CA. Major: Curriculum and Instruction.
  • M.Ed from College of Norte Dame, Belmont, CA. Major: Specific Langauage Disability.
  • B.A. from University of North Carolina. Major: Elementary Education.

Selection of the Currently Held Positions:

  • Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics—Division of Adolescent Medicine.
  • Consultant in Learning Disabilities and Gifted Students with Dyslexia (San Francisco Unified School District; San Francisco Bay Area Independent Schools; Bodine School-Memphis, TN; Hamlin Robinson School-Seattle, WA).
  • Consultant in staff development and consultation grades K-8 in reading, language and literacy issues assessment and instruction, The Nueva Independent Schools for Gifted students, CA.
  • Instructor—Advanced Literacy and Instruction—Department of Special Education—San Francisco State University.
  • University fieldwork supervisor in the department of Learning and Instruction, school of Education, University of San Francisco, CA.
  • Language therapist/ learning specialist in Learning Difficulties, Gifted Children, in private practice.

Selection of the Honors-Awards:

  • Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, excellence, advocacy for people with Dyslexia and work nationally recognized from the International Dyslexia Association.
  • Honored Instructor Award for dedication to excellence in teaching and service from the University of California.

Selection of the Professional Affiliations:
The International Dyslexia Association:

  • IDA Representative on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities.
  • Served as a member in the Board of Directors.
  • Served as the program chair of the annual conference several times.
  • Served as a member of the Government Affairs Committee.

Association of Educational Therapist(AET):

  • Currently a Board Certified Educational Therapist.
  • Currently a member of the Board of Directors.
  • Served as a member of the community service committee.
  • Served as an associate editor/editorial board of the Educational Therapist.

Association of Academic Language Therapists (ALTA):

  • Currently a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).
  • Currently a member of the Board of Directors.

International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council(IMSLEC)

  • Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Member of the Accreditation Committee.
  • Chair of the Continuing Education Committee.
  • Member of the Standards & Competencies Committee.

Selection of the Community Activities:

  • Advisory Board Member of PEN (Parents Education Network).
  • Advisor—SAFEVoices (Student Advisors for Education)—a student community that strives to educate, mentor, and support students, parents and teachers regarding the challenges and strengths of LD and ADHD students.
  • Coordinator/Advisor for Panel of High school students with Learning Disabilities accommodations/compensatory strategies for community groups.
  • Served as a member in the Special Education Literacy Steering Committee, California Department of Education.