About the Creators of MindWing Concepts
MindWing Concepts, Inc. provides highly interactive professional development workshops and multi-sensory instructional and intervention materials for public school districts, organizations, agencies, private schools, early childhood settings, and parents/families. Our research-based methodology is rooted in the discourse level of language to target narrative, expository text, and conversation. Our goal is to give every child—regardless of age, ability or culture—the skills to think, communicate & learn effectively in order to achieve academic and social success.
During our Professional Development workshops and consultations, the presenter will share (through modeling, small and large group activities, guided practice, videos, lectures, and demonstration) our researched-based methodology and patented, child-friendly multisensory materials that target the language, thinking and social skills for the classroom as well as in therapy.
MindWing Concepts, Inc. was founded in 1994 by speech and language pathologist, Maryellen Rooney Moreau, to further her passion: giving children the skills to be successful in school and in life. Our methodology is rooted in language development, specifically the discourse level of language to include conversation, narration (stories) and exposition (information text). Problems at the discourse level are evident when students experience difficulties using language to think, communicate and learn. Our methodology effectively targets language, thinking, and social communication skills-simultaneously!
In addition to improving literacy skills, this enables children to learn to “tell their story,” recognize the emotions and motivations of others, take perspective, build empathy and resolve conflicts in life. These are the skills that are essential for positive, contributing members of society both in the workplace and in interpersonal relationships with family and friends. Educators and parents implement our methodology often with the goal of assisting children with the fundamental areas of literacy: speaking, writing and comprehension. However, in addition to academic achievement, they realize that the social impact of MindWing’s methodology is extraordinary.