TRICIA WALSH-COUGHLAN, M.S., ED.
I have worked for over thirty-five years in education. I ran a highly successful program for children in grades 1-8 whose needs were not being met in the classroom due to a Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Disorder, or who learned best in a small, structured environment.
The skills I gained have prepared me well for private practice. I specialize in working with children and adolescents offering tutoring and assessment. I also help parents understand their child's unique learning needs.
Providing a quality, supportive, nurturing environment is important to the learning process. Students' self esteem is built by giving numerous opportunities for accomplishment. Instruction tailored to the student's individual needs maximizes success.
It is my goal to help and encourage students to meet their academic potential. I look forward to assisting you and your child with learning goals.
Educational and Professional Memberships
Master of Science in Education in Special Education,
Portland State University . Portland, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Education,
Whitman College . Walla Walla, Washington
I retain a Continuing Elementary and Secondary Teaching Certificate from the state of Washington.
I am a member of the International Dyslexia Association, the National Institute for Direct Instruction, the Council for Exceptional Children and a recipient of a PRSE (Professionally Recognized Special Educator) from the Council of Exceptional Children.
"Our son has had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Walsh-Coughlan. As a certified Special Education teacher, she possesses the professionalism, skills and compassion to work with students that are academically challenged. She has accommodated our son's learning style by providing the best tailored curriculum that serves his individual needs. By directly working with Mrs. Walsh-Coughlan, our son's academic, social and emotional skills have greatly developed. His grades and confidence have improved. He now possesses that "can do" attitude. Mrs. Walsh-Coughlan is directly responsible for his academic success. "
-Debbie Supplitt M.Ed., Bill Supplitt M.D.
"Tricia developed the concept for the Learning Center at St. Joseph School and directed the program there for 28 years. Hundreds of students and their parents are forever grateful to Tricia for her patient, understanding concern for their individual needs. She bases her work on research and keeps abreast of the most current methods in the field of learning challenged children. She has a special gift to work with preadolescent and adolescent children."
-Jean Hotchkiss, Retired Teacher