Promoting Achievement through Technology and INstruction for all Students

Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

PATINS Specialists

Amanda Crecelius, M.Ed.

Amanda Crecelius Headshot Amanda has 25+ years in education, working in Indiana, Madrid, Spain, and Mexico City, Mexico. Over the course of ten years in Mexico City, she gained Spanish linguistic skills and deeper cultural awareness. She has worked with students and families who were multilingual and multicultural in K-12 international school settings, urban/rural settings, and online courses. Amanda has worked with the Indiana transition cadre and individual students with Specific Learning Disabilities. She has a M.Ed., is a Google Certified Educator, and has extensive experience in serving as an instructional leader for education programs, professional development, and training and curriculum development for other educators.

Specialty Areas:

  • Multilingual/English Learners with Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Transition

Contact Information:

Twitter: @afcrecelius
Skype: afcrecelius

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown smiling.Amanda has been working in Special Education for 13 years focusing on reading, math interventions, and emotion regulation. I shifted my focus after my son was diagnosed with dyslexia and made it my life's mission to not only understand his learning disability, but to help others who struggle with similar difficulties. I shifted careers in 2020 and began working with students with intensive needs and autism. Helping students with intense needs sparked my passion once again to learn and expand my knowledge for students. I look forward to growing, networking and sharing knowledge in my role at PATINS.

Speciality Areas:

  • Autism
  • Google/Chrome Accessibility
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

Contact Information:

Phone: (317) 979-6569
Twitter: @AmandaLBrown82



All of the trainings below can be requested at any time by emailing the corresponding specialist. You can find additional training sessions provided by the PATINS team on our Professional Development Guide.

ELLevating All: Overlapping Strategies for ELLs and students with SLD (including dyslexia) with Amanda Crecelius

This session will provide resources and tools for English Language Learners (ELLs) and/or students with Specific Learning Difference (SLD), including dyslexia. This is an overview of overlapping strategies for promoting literacy for ELLs and students with SLD with a focus on how Universal Design for Learning(UDL) to eliminate barriers for ELLs/students with SLD and all students. Participants will be able to categorize possible action under the VICS checklist.

They will be able to apply various tools: low/high tech and strategies for a UDL plan for students with SLD and ELLs.

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