My name is Jules Csillag, and I’m an educator and a life-long learner. I’m a licensed speech-language pathologist, learning specialist, and a New York State licensed Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.
I attend more professional development workshops and conferences than is probably healthy.
I am passionate about evidence-based education, technological tools in education, and access to education (for students from diverse backgrounds and/or with learning differences).
I received my B.A. in Linguistics, with a minor in Psychology, from McGill University, and earned my M.S. from Teachers College, Columbia University. Throughout my academics, I have been involved with various research laboratories, including the McGill Infant Development Centre (MIDC), and the Neurocognition of Language Laboratory at Teachers College. These experiences taught me about the importance of research-driven practices, and they enticed me to bridge theory to practice for teachers, educators, and parents.
As part of my desire to disseminate best practices, I have presented at conferences and panels about a variety of education topics, including:
- dyslexia and learning disabilities
- Self-Regulated Strategy Development
- assistive technology
- linguistic and social development
- reading and writing development
- cultural bias in assessments
My professional experiences include working at New York City public schools, private schools, and clinics, where I have helped students of all ages, including individuals with learning disabilities, dyslexia and other reading disorders, attention disorders, autism spectrum disorders, executive function disorders.
I currently work at an independent school in Manhattan, and I have a private practice, both of which I find rewarding. I am also currently a contributor on various educational sites (including Noodle.com, Understood.org, and the BAM! Radio Network Edwords blog), which I will cross-post or link to where relevant. If that’s not enough, I also recently signed on to be an adjunct faculty member at two universities, where I’ll be lecturing about School-Based Speech Language Pathology.
In the past, I have had the honor of participating in international outreach projects in Bolivia and Cambodia, where I worked in hospitals, schools, and orphanages to develop sustainable classroom modifications and communication tools for locals.
Outside of work, I love to read on the subway, cook vegetarian meals, bike, speak too quickly, and make people laugh.