Episode 6

Published on:

18th Aug 2020

#6 - OgStar Reading Founders - Dr. Fran Bowman and Stephanie Nislow, M. Ed.

In this episode we talk to two experts on the science of reading and discuss what parents can do to ensure their children are moving forward with one of the most important skills they can develop in their lives.

Dr. Fran Levin Bowman is currently Director of bowman educational services, inc. and MultiFlex Educational Services, LLC with offices in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and California, where she works primarily as an Educational Diagnostician, and Teacher Trainer. She is the author of Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus” Guidebook and co-author of the MODELosophy Writing Program.


Stephanie Nislow, M.Ed. is currently a multisensory, structured language tutor working with students in grades K-12. She was a classroom teacher for the Baltimore County Public Schools and was nominated for “Teacher of the Year”. She has extensive experience tutoring students and adults in a wide variety of subjects, including Reading, Written Language, Executive Functioning, Math, and Spanish. She has worked over the last decade with students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

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