Laurel A. Brady, Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician
Laurel A. Brady has over 35 years of experience in serving individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. Laurel specializes in the area of transition--from high school to post secondary education, to employment and self sufficiency. At SEC, Laurel provides comprehensive educational evaluations for children, adolescents and adults to determine the presence of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) and other special needs, and recommend specialized educational interventions and appropriate accommodations. In addition, Laurel offers academic coaching to help individuals understand the impact of SLD/ADHD on their learning and their life, and develop personalized strategies to maximize their potential.
Laurel’s professional experience includes serving as the Director of the Office of Specialized Services for Ramapo College of New Jersey. This program provides accommodations and specialized support for students with physical limitations and learning disabilities. She also served as a national advisor to Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the George Washington University HEATH Resource Center. While in this capacity she participated in a study that examined model programs and best practices in the area of post secondary education and disabilities.
Laurel moved to Savannah in 1991, becoming Executive Director of the Royce Learning Center, which specializes in the education of children, adolescents, and adults with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other barriers to learning. In that capacity, she served as the principal of the day school, provided supervision for psycho-educational evaluation services, and supervised both the regional tutorial program and the adult literacy program.
Laurel attended Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and received a Masters of Art degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Montclair State University. Laurel is credentialed as a Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician (NCED). She is a founding member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA) of McLean Hospital at Harvard Medical School, is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) and the Georgia Counseling Association (GCCA).
Most recently, Laurel completed professional training coursework from Landmark College in Strategies in Executive Functioing and Academic Supports for Students with LD, ADHD and ASD.