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The Learning Doctor is a Seattle-based language and literacy clinic founded by Samantha Sophiea Bomont 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."

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

Samantha sits on the board of directors of the Washington State Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WABIDA). Additionally, she is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and The Reading League. She is licensed to practice in Washington.  

Lindsey Brodeck received her Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She completed clinical rotations in both outpatient and school-based settings, including the University of Washington Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Center on Human Development and Disability, and several school districts in the Seattle metro area. Her experience in a variety of clinical settings – as well as curricular specialization in educationally-focused professional practice – uniquely equips her to provide intervention and assessment for children from preschool through high school. 


Additionally, Lindsey holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing, has several years of experience as a writing tutor, and is a published short story author. She is passionate about demystifying the writing process, providing individualized and engaging intervention, and cultivating each student’s unique writing voice and style. She firmly believes everyone has a story to tell.


Integrating her areas of expertise, Lindsey specialized her speech-language pathology skill set in language and literacy disorder identification and remediation. In addition to completing Orton-Gillingham training through Institute for Multisensory Education (IMSE), Lindsey has participated in continuing education through a multitude of accredited organizations, including but not limited to: 

IMSE Orton Gillingham

SPELL-LINKS

William Van Cleave

The Reading League 

Self-Regulated Strategy Development

Contextualized Language Intervention 


Lindsey joined The Learning Doctor because she was drawn to the practice’s integrated, research-driven, and individualized approach to serving children with language and literacy-based disorders. Her passion and expertise make her uniquely qualified to empower children with the tools needed to become confident readers, writers, and communicators. 

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

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