Featured Speakers

2018 Fall Summit  -  Experts and Master Parents

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elisheva schwartz 

Elisheva is a dyslexia researcher, mother, wife , intelligence re-difiner and podcast host. She’s on a mission to decode the dyslexic mind, and empower the dyslexic community to fully understand both the strengths and the difficulties of the processing style.

Both her academic background, in Cognitive Science and Education, as well as her own personal experiences with dyslexia, allows Elisheva to draw on a unique blend of both the personal and scientific.

Elisheva often writes, blogs, talk and presents about dyslexia, cognition , learning, creativity and intelligence. Her Podcast " The Dyslexia Quest" was rated the 29th top podcast in the Education Category on iTunes. 


Sonia Mastrangelo - Shift Your Thinking Speaker


Sonia Mastrangelo is an Associate Professor at Lakehead University Orillia in the Faculty of Education, associate editor of the International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development and former special education teacher. 



Sperry Bilyea

Sperry Bilyea is one of the co-founders of Shift Your Thinking LD. She is a mom of 3 amazing out of the box children. Her mission is to help families navigate through the spec education world at home and school.


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Lynne newman

A former-perfectionist and sensitive soul, Lynne Newman is the mom of two spirited daughters and the wife to an 8 year-cancer-warrior. She’s an inspiring speaker, author and holistic occupational therapist. She loves to support women and their families make small yet profound changes so they can enjoy life no matter the situation. She is also a certified simplicity parenting family life coach, birth doula and Reiki practitioner. Her ultimate wish: That every mother and child listen and trust their intuition.


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susan schenk 

She is a catalyst for change and passionate about learning differences!  Susan Schenk is a mom of three, a holistic occupational therapist, speaker and author of Beyond Ok from Invisible to Invincible. She loves to support parents and professionals when it comes to empowering learning differences and using technology as a tool to gain skills and confidence. She has trained OTs across the globe with her iPads at School course. 

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