Casey Harrison

Wimberley Dyslexia & Learning Center and The Dyslexia Classroom
Casey Harrison is a passionate educator and dyslexia therapist who empowers students, parents, and educators with insights into dyslexia and related learning differences.
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Casey Harrison is the founder of Wimberley Dyslexia & Learning Center and The Dyslexia Classroom. She provides dyslexia therapy and literacy services that link evidence-based best practices rooted in the science of reading to social-emotional learning to provide the best outcomes for dyslexic learners.

She is a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (TX), Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (IDA), and Certified Academic Language Therapist (ALTA) with over twenty-four years of experience. Through her educational journey as a classroom teacher, reading facilitator and interventionist, district literacy coach, and private dyslexia therapist, she has developed a strong voice for the impacts that appropriate literacy instruction can have on struggling students.

Casey is passionate about teaching students with dyslexia and believes in the power of spreading knowledge and awareness of dyslexia to help parents and educators deepen their understanding of dyslexia and reading instruction through resources, courses, workshops, and professional development.  Her mission is to empower others with the necessary knowledge to help all students find success.



  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1997
    Specializations in Humanities and ESL


  • Certified Academic Language Therapist I Scottish-Rite Learning Center (2010-present)
  • Licensed Dyslexia Therapist I Texas Department of Regulation Licensing (2012-present)
  • Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist I International Dyslexia Association (2017-present)
  • Texas Teaching License (2005-present)
  • Ohio Teaching License (1999-2005)
  • California Teaching License (1997-2000)
  • Arizona Teaching License (1997-2001)

Training & Professional Development

  • LETRS Facilitator training (2021)
  • Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia I Scottish-Rite Learning Center (2008-2010)
  • Basic Language Skills I Neuhaus Education (2010-2012)

Professional Memberships/ Associations

  • Member, International Dyslexia Association (2010-present)
  • Member, Academic Language Therapy Association (2010-present)
  • T-he Reading League

Awards & Honors

  • TXHB3 Cohort Leader
  • Hays County, Best of Winner 2020, and 2021, Tutoring Service
  • Wimberley Best of Winner 2020, and 2021, Best Tutor
  • Austin Independent School District - Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist, 2008
  • Sanchez Elementary - Teacher of the Year 2007-2008
  • Teacher Leadership Development Program Graduate, Austin Independent School District, 2006-2007
  • Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Jennings Scholar Award, 2002
  • Arlington Park Elementary Teacher of the Year - Columbus Public Schools, 2002
  • C.Ray Williams Early Childhood Educator of the Year Nominee Columbus OH, 2001

Professional Experience

Owner, Dyslexia Therapist  |  Wimberley Dyslexia & Learning Center LLC, Wimberley, Texas  [2013-Present]

  • manages a team of therapists and educators providing services at the center
  • provides dyslexia therapy and academic language support to students
  • conducts parent and community workshops
  • creates resources for educators and parents to assist in learning and addressing dyslexia needs
  • author and online contributor
  • speaker at conferences

CALT Classroom Teacher   |  Rawson Saunders School, Austin, Texas  [2011-2013]

  • created and maintained a robust learning environment for academic-language therapy, classroom language arts instruction, mathematics instruction using Singapore math.
  • created and instructed a school-wide system to promote social and emotional learning and expectations.

Reading Specialist/Literacy Facilitator & Coach  |  Sanchez Elementary School, AISD (Austin Independent School District), Austin, Texas  [2005-2011]

  • created and maintained a strong classroom and school culture surrounding the importance of multi-sensory instruction providing dyslexia therapy to students in grades 2-5
  • reading interventions for students in grades PK-5
  • training and support of teachers and staff in reading initiatives and strategies
  • development of school-wide writing initiatives
  • coaching staff in positive behavior school systems and social-emotional learning.

Independent Reading and Curriculum Consultant   [2004-2005]

  • Provided expertise in Language Arts Curriculum and Curriculum Writing at the elementary level.

Literacy Instruction Specialist  |  Reading and Safety Nets Department, Columbus Public Schools, Columbus, Ohio,  [2003-2004]

  • Provided training and support to teachers, principals, and district personnel in multiple reading initiatives, writing programs, reading programs, educational research, and district expectations.
  • Was responsible for providing support to 14 elementary schools through modeling lessons, visits, training/workshops, and conferences.

Classroom Teacher  [1998-2003]

  • Kindergarten Teacher, Columbus Public Schools, OH
  • First/Second Grade Teacher, Teen Choice Leadership Academy, AZ
  • First Grade ESL Teacher, Freemont Unified School District, CA


Papers, Workshops & Webinars Presented

  • Phonemic Awareness, Mapping, and Spelling, Oh My! Connecting Knowledge on the Road to Literacy, Building Readers for Life Online Conference: The Literacy Nest Online Summer Conference, 2021
  • Co-Host and Presenter at Climbing the Ladder of Reading Literacy Conference I Wimberley Dyslexia & Learning Center, Dyslexia Center of Austin, 2021
  • “A Look at Dyslexia” Presentation for Student Group at Illinois State University, 2021
  • “The Impact of Building Community” How building a community based on connections can enhance your business goals, Tutor Success Academy Summit, 2021
  • “The Role of Empathy on the Road to Excellence,” Building Readers for Life Online Conference: The Literacy Nest Online Conference, 2020
  • “What’s In a Business Name – A Reflective Guide to Help You Discover the Perfect Business Name,” Tutor Success Academy, 2020
  • Expert Chat: Treating Dyslexia, The Enilda Clinic, 2020
  • “The Dyslexia Experience,” Wimberley ISD, Wimberley TX 2019
  • “Structured Literacy in the Classroom", St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Wimberley TX, 2019
  • “Understanding Dyslexia in High School", KAPPS High School, Wimberley TX 2019
  • “Empathy and Understanding in Dyslexia,” Building Readers for Life Online Conference, The Literacy Nest Virtual Summer Conference, 2019
  • Parent Workshops – Coffee + Conversations I Ongoing workshops for parents at Wimberley Dyslexia & Learning Center

Other Publications & Materials

  • Author and Curriculum Developer, The Dyslexia Classroom
  • Article “What’s In The Bag?” – Blue Umbrella Collective Magazine – Issue No. 6
  • Article “How to Help Dyslexic Children and Their Families Navigate the Emotional Response to School Closings, Guest Blogger on The Literacy Nest, 2020
  • Online Guest Blog contributor, The Literacy Nest
  • Host + Presenter at Climbing the Ladder of Reading Literacy Conference
  • Conference presenter (2010-present)
  • Presenter and literacy consultant with multiple schools, districts, and universities

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