Elizabeth Silverstein is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her focus in the program was Speech-Language Pathology. Elizabeth has spent time in a variety of settings including elementary schools, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals with a special interest in language development and disorders, phonemic awareness, articulation and auditory processing. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has enjoyed giving back through organizations such as Open Arms, a community outreach program for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Elizabeth has maintained her commitment to revolutionizing education by engaging with the latest research and training with like-minded organizations, such as the Ron Clark Academy, Handwriting Without Tears, and the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. She is professionally trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach.
"My life began in the field of speech-language pathology and education. I was born with a cleft palate and spent my first year with a trach and feeding tube. Despite the initial hardships, 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 and challenge children at Academics Plus. I was introduced to Katie through my CMSD professor at UGA. Academics Plus offered a unique opportunity to integrate speech and language development with cognitive and educational therapy. When I met the team, it was easy to recognize the dedication and thirst for knowledge that each member possessed for helping children learn. I had found an environment that truly believed that learning challenges don’t have to be a challenge forever. By understanding the unique cognitive profiles of our students, we are able to change the course of their educational path. 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 things can change, and that all children can become happy, successful learners."