Michele Berg, Ph.D. has over 35 years of experience in the field of learning disabilities. She is the Director of the Center for Learning Disorders at the Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Berg formerly founded and directed the Center for Learning Disabilities at the Menninger Clinic and served on the faculty of the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry for over twenty years. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex learning disorders in children and adults, has authored a number of articles, and is a frequently invited presenter on the topics of early literacy development, dyslexia, memory disorders, nonverbal learning disorder, and ADHD at the state and national level.
Dr. Berg was a recipient of the 1998 Zarrow Award for innovative clinical programs at the Menninger Clinic; funding from this award enabled the expansion of multisensory language courses in the Center’s Teacher Training Institute. Dr. Berg has designed and taught courses in Curriculum Adaptations, Phonological Awareness, and Orton-Gillingham based multisensory phonics and reading methods. Dr. Berg is a certified trainer for the Language and Literacy Curriculum for Preschoolers developed by the Neuhaus Education Center as well as for the Sonday System, an Orton-Gillingham based multisensory program for reading, spelling and writing. Dr. Berg has served as a staff development consultant for a Reading First grant and has served as the Director of the Professional Development Team for two Early Reading First grants.
Dr. Berg has chaired five symposia for the Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), has been an invited speaker at many IDA conferences, and has also served on the conference committee for the annual IDA conference. She has been a theme editor for the IDA publication Perspectives on Language and Literacy. She was one of the founders of the Kansas/Western Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, served as the vice president and currently is on the advisory board. Dr. Berg is an Honorary Fellow in the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners also one of the members of the national Coalition for Reading Excellence.