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Nancy Cushen White

UCSF; International Dyslexia Association; Dyslexia Evaluation & Remediation Clinic
Clinical Professor-Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine-Pediatrics; Dyslexia Research Center
Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D., BCET, CALT-QI, CDT (IDA), LDT (TX)     Nancy Cushen White is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics-Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine-University of CA-San Francisco and a member of the UCSF Dyslexia Research Team. She has more than 40 years of experience in public schools as classroom teacher, special education teacher, and program specialist in special education curriculum with San Francisco Unified School District; she piloted a special day class for 2e students—intellectually gifted and diagnosed with dyslexia. She has taught literacy classes to young adults through the Mentor Court Division of San Francisco Superior Court. She works as a certified academic language therapist, a board certified educational therapist, a certified Slingerland teacher training course director, and dyslexia consultant in her private practice, Dyslexia Evaluation & Remediation Clinic. She has been working as a Literacy Intervention Consultant and Case Manager for Lexicon Reading Center in Dubai—United Arab Emirates since 2010.
A past member of The International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, she represents IDA on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) and serves as editor of the Examiner, IDA’s monthly on-line newsletter. In addition, she is past president and current advisory board member of the Northern California Branch of IDA. She is a member of the board of directors for the International Multisensory Structured Language Council (IMSLEC) and the Alliance for Certification and Accreditation. She was a member of the CA AB 1369 Work Group—charged with drafting public school dyslexia guidelines by the California Department of Education-CDE.
Nancy lives in San Francisco with her husband Bebo and is the humble mother of two adult sons; she has two grandsons, 5 years old and 3 years old.