Behind the scenes

We are grateful.

Thankful for the attention to detail

Jeff Peterson and his service dog, Sophia, provided our initial editing. He is currently working on developing a Dog Recipe Book and gave us adult insight into the trauma of bullying.

Grateful to our consultants

Barbara Wollak is a retired speech and language pathologist. She is also an assistive technology and literacy specialist. Besides working directly with students, Barb taught “Effective Literacy for Students with Moderate to Severe Developmental Disabilities” at the University of St. Thomas and coordinated the Literacy Camp at Camp Courage and Camp Friendship.

Dr. Lyelle Palmer is a Professor Emeritus Learning Disabilities & Accelerated Learning at Winona State University. Lyelle is the research scientist and co-program developer in the brain stimulation of young children Pre-K-3rd grade with the SMART program (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training). The S.M.A.R.T. Boost Up program has trained over 7000 teachers, including Marcia Chambers. Data and research report consistent high levels of pre-academic readiness and neurodevelopment.