She makes me laugh, she feeds me, she goes shopping with me and vice versa. Her husband is a lot of fun, too. I should also point out, she IS a little older than I am (I am just throwing that in there for her, she is not that much older than me).
Really, though, instead of focusing on just her, I would like to focus on her work. She is a Learning Coach and she specializes in helping mostly children, but also has young and older adults, who are spatial, kinesthetic and visual learners who are having difficulty reading. This often presents itself as dyslexia, but many other times there are other challenges involved, such as an autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD and more. She loves this work and provides a wonderful service to the clients she serves. She is trained in the Davis Method and to hear her talk about it is really fascinating. It is a non-traditional approach but makes total sense, especially to someone like me who is a stronger visual learner than I am an auditory learner. Her ability to teach these people involves patience, patience and more patience. Something I.DO.NOT.HAVE, at least not at the level she needs. She has quite a few success stories and I admire what she does.
Now I will throw in a plug for her blog and her business. I am in the process of helping her get a blog up and running. She hopes this blog becomes a resource and tool for parents and/or anyone else who is searching for answers to their reading challenges. Though it is VERY early in it's stages, you can check it out here: The Learning Coach.
So here's to you, Lorraine, and all the great work you do!