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The Learning Doctor is a Seattle-based language and literacy clinic founded by Samantha Sophiea-Fairmont M.S. CCC-SLP.  Passionate about helping children reach their potential, Samantha started The Learning Doctor to create a home for diverse learners. As a speech-language pathologist and learning disabilities specialist, her extensive training in language and literacy disorder identification and intervention allows her to identify patterns across a child's learning profile. Her unique expertise, paired with her passion, discipline, and curiosity, allows for a comprehensive understanding of every child as an individual. Always taking an evidence-based, client-first, holistic approach to assessment and remediation, Samantha (and her therapy dog, Izzy) will be your child's friend, ally, teacher, and "learning doctor."

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Graduating with honors from Northwestern University, Samantha obtained a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology. She remained at Northwestern University for her graduate studies and achieved a Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Learning. An avid learner, Samantha has attended extensive continuing education in language and literacy disorders. In addition to completing Orton-Gillingham training through Institute for Multisensory Education (IMSE), Samantha has participated in continuing education through a multitude of accredited organizations, including but not limited to: 

  • Spell-Links 

  • Structured Word Inquiry 

  • William Van Cleave

  • Really Great Reading 

  • The Reading League

  • Social Thinking 

Samantha's experience implementing a wide variety of structured literacy programs allows her to individualize her student's intervention plans. She is knowledgeable in a number of programs, including: 

  • IMSE Orton Gillingham

  • Wilson Reading System

  • Rewards Reading Intervention

  • RAVE-O

  • Megawords

  • Explode the Code

  • PAF Reading Program 

  • Step Up to Writing

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Samantha is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and The Reading League. She is licensed to practice in Washington and Illinois.

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