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Lynne Fitzhugh


Expert in reading, dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Featured speaker at local and national conferences. Conducted extensive research on how children learn to read and write, as well as effective practices in teacher training. Publications include various articles on dyslexia, teaching, and education issues. 

Activities & Interests

Founding Director, Colorado Literacy and Learning Center, 2007-2013

Learning and Educationg about Disabilities (LEAD) Foundation Board of Directors, 2005-2011

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Karen Possehl Women's Endowment, 2001-2009

CU-Aging Initiative Community Development Committee, 2005-2008

University of Colorado Foundation's "Alumni and Friends Award," 2006 

International Dyslexia Association, 1995-2013

Academic Language Therapy Association, 1995-2013

American Psychological Association, 2005-2013


Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region, Education Committee, 2009-2011. 2009, 2010, 2011 Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Department of Education RTI Implementation Team, 2008. Response to Intervention (RtI) - A practitioner's guide to implementation.

Southern Methodist University, Department of Psychology, Dallas, TX, 2005. Spontaneous writing sample comparisons of normal and learning disabled upper elementary students. 

Southern Methodist University, Department of Psychology, Dallas, TX, 2000. The effects of learning disabilities on the spontaneous writing samples of middle school children.

Regular Classes

Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program (LISCP) Reading Institute courses

ED513 Foundations in Literacy
ED513 Introduction to Reading Intervention
ED513 Literacy Seminar I
ED513 Literacy Practicum I
ED513 Advanced Reading Intervention (2nd year course)
ED513 Advanced Literacy Seminar II (2nd year course)
ED513 Advanced Literacy Practicum II (2nd year course) 






    Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Experimental Psychology: Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities.

    M.A., Southern Methodist University, Experimental Psychology.

    B.A., Southern Methodist University, Journalism: Public Relations and Advertising.

    Professional Licensure/Certifications

    Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Texas Department of State Health Services

    Certified Academic Language Therapist, Academic Language Therapy Association

    Qualified Instructor, Academic Language Therapy Association

Committees & Governance

International Dyslexia Association National Board of Directors, 2008-2013

Academic Language Therapy Association National Board of Directors 2006-2010, 2011-2013

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic - Mountains and Plains Unit Board of Directors, 2008-2011

Listening to Learn Guild Advisory Board, 2009-2011

Colorado Department of Education Special Education Advisory Committee, 2005-2010

Colorado Department of Education Response to Intervention Implementation Team, 2005-2006

Literacy Instruction for Texas Board of Directors, 1997-1999