Elizabeth Silverstein is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a focus in Speech-Language Pathology. As the daughter of an Atlanta preschool director, Elizabeth has a lifetime of experience in understanding how crucial it is that each child is placed in the right school and receives any additional support they may need to build their core capabilities. Elizabeth has spent time in a variety of settings including preschools, elementary schools, and other specialized centers with a particular interest in language development, phonemic awareness, articulation and auditory processing, all of which are key foundations for success in kindergarten and elementary school. She has maintained her commitment to education by engaging with the latest research and training with like-minded organizations, such as the Ron Clark Academy, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Learning Without Tears, and the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. She is professionally trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach and the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has developed a passion for early childhood education and kindergarten readiness, as she has seen firsthand how these foundations set students on the path for success from the start. Elizabeth is an Atlanta native and attended Greater Atlanta Christian School.
"Despite being born with a cleft palate and living the first year of my life with a trach and feeling tube, I was able to experience a fulfilling childhood due to the dedication of speech-language pathologists, teachers, and of course, my committed parents, both of whom have a natural gift for educating others. My success story is what drives me and is why I choose to serve families at Academics Plus. When clients visit our office, they recognize the dedication and thirst for knowledge that each team member possesses for helping children grow and thrive. By understanding the unique cognitive profiles of our students, we are able to change the course of their educational path from the start by finding the best school environment for them and providing additional support when needed. I have witnessed parents, that once cried tears of frustration, cry tears of joy. That feeling of success is my hope for students and families as they come to realize that all children can be happy, successful learners."