Sandie has a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts and a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She did a post-graduate fellowship at the University of Washington-Seattle.
Sandie is the founder and owner of the Language & Learning Clinic, PLLC, a private practice specializing in disorders of reading and written language. She is co-founder / Chief Knowledge Officer of Mind Information, LLC and Lexercise.com, a provider of online services for struggling readers and writers.
She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of NC –Greensboro where she taught online courses in the structure of English and language intervention for language-literacy disorders and where she continues to supervise ongoing research on the evaluation and treatment of language processing differences like dyslexia.
Professional memberships include the International Dyslexia Association and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, to which she was elected a Fellow in 2008. Sandie was appointed by Governor Hunt and served two terms in the NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.
In 1998 the North Carolina Speech, Hearing Language Association awarded Sandie the Clinical Services Award as North Carolina’s most outstanding speech-language pathologist. In 2012 she received The Association’s Public Service Award for work related to dyslexia.