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susan lowellEducational Therapy Associates is a private, clinical practice in Chapel Hill, NC that provides educational testing and Specific Learning Disability evaluations, specializing in assessment of Specific Learning Disabilities, reading disorders, and dyslexia. Testing for dyslexia is completed as part of the evaluation. More information concerning evaluations of dyslexia are available in the text Basic Facts About Assessment of Dyslexia: Testing for Teaching, by lead author Susan C. Lowell with Rebecca H. Felton and Pamela E. Hook, published in 2014 by The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), available under Publications at Ms. Lowell’s contribution to the IDA Fact Sheet, Dyslexia Assessment: What Is It and Why Is It Important, can also be found at  All IDA Fact Sheets are not copyrighted and can be printed and used for reference.

Educational Therapy Associates is directed by Susan C. Lowell, M.A., a Fulbright Senior Specialist Professor and Board Certified Educational Therapist. Ms. Lowell has a M.A., magna cum laude, in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut where she studied and completed clinical training with Dr. Isabelle Liberman. Ms. Lowell completed her clinical internship at Newington Children’s Hospital, Newington, CT. She served as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and served as President of the North Carolina Branch of IDA.

Susan C. Lowell provides teacher training in reading instruction; identification, remediation, accommodation, and modification of reading disorders; and literacy program consultations to school systems.  Ms. Lowell is an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path University where she teaches courses in the M.A. program, Reading and Literacy Instruction. Ms. Lowell also teaches a graduate level course on reading instruction through Buffalo State University, State University of New York’s M.A. program for international school teachers. An expert in reading skill development, dyslexia, and reading disorders, Ms. Lowell has been a speaker, symposium chair, and keynote speaker at national and international conferences and provides consultation in literacy on site at U.S. and international schools. Ms. Lowell provides international school coursework, workshops, teacher training, and school consultations in structured language, research-based reading instruction and literacy and serves as an Associate to the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children of the Office of Overseas Schools of the U.S. Department of State. Currently Ms. Lowell works as a consultant for the U.S. federal government’s website, National Center on Improving Literacy,, under the parent question and answer segment entitled, “Ask The Expert.”