Ellen Rigg founded Language and Literacy Specialists in order to pursue her passion for helping children become skilled readers and writers.
Ellen is passionate about helping students with literacy and language-based learning challenges meet their potential through in-depth assessments of the student’s learning profile and targeted, carefully designed interventions designed to maximize opportunities for success and student engagement. She is dedicated to helping parents learn about their child’s needs. Ellen enjoys building children’s confidence in their abilities and thus promoting greater motivation and enjoyment of the learning process, as she believes these skills are critically important to life far beyond the impact on academics alone.
Ellen graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. She has long had an interest in the neurological basis of language-based learning disorders and differences. Her passion to work with children who are struggling to learn and their families is further fueled by the fact that there is a vast research base documenting how to properly assess and treat these children to improve their skills and ability to access curriculum and learn successfully. Unfortunately, children and their families often go long periods of time without the supports they need to promote successful learning and lose valuable opportunities for earlier and more effective interventions. Ellen strives to remove barriers to identification, diagnosis, and effective treatments so that children can reach their maximum potential.