Lora Toland

Lora T.

San Diego, CA

About Lora T.

Background check: Last verified 02/03/2017
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Lora teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

My motto has always been: "Each one, teach one"! I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist. I minored in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in ASL and Deaf cultural studies. I have been using sign language since I was in third grade when I found ASL to aide in my learning with CAPD, Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Although I'm not considered truly deaf by the deaf community, I do not always feel fully a part of the hearing community. I find that signing my words helps me concentrate on what I want to say and block out the distractions. I also find signing helps to put 3-d meaning to 2-d print which allows literature to have more texture to sustain my interest. I am sure I am not alone in finding ASL helpful in aiding learning and understandIng. I see the benefit of learning sign language as more than just a foreign language credit, but also as a therapeutic teaching tool for neurological growth in areas of reading and attention.

Photos and Videos

Chester's Way-Story in Sign

Experience

Occupational Therapist
Jan 2001 - Present
Private Company

I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist. I have taught professional development courses in Sign Language and after-school Sign Language Learning Programs for children.

Education

Occupational Therapy
Aug 1992 - May 1998
University Central Arkansas

Languages Spoken

Sign Exact English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

5 Reviews on Lora T.

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sonia Mar 19, 2017
Verified Student · Sign Language · Online
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sonia Mar 19, 2017
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Alyssa Feb 15, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online
Lora makes learning fun! She's patient, knows ASL very well, and is creative in the way she teaches, which makes it fun. I find her to be friendly and funny, while also having an extensive knowledge of ASL because she uses it personally and through her work.
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Rachel M. Feb 13, 2017
Verified Student · American Sign Language · Online
Fun,, informative, obviously spent significant time planning for my specific needs and requests.
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Lindsay Feb 4, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online
Lora was BEYOND fantastic! I had never used Takelessons before but, Lora was very professional and funny; she made me feel very comfortable and at ease! I would recommend Lora to everyone I know! She made my whole session worth every penny! Thank you so much. I look forward to many more sessions in the future!
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