Thinking and Learning Center
Welcome to the Thinking and Learning Center! We are here to help you with your struggling learner. Our consultations are to give hope and encouragement to parents! Do you homeschool? We can help bring life back to the home education process. Is your child in school? We can advocate for you. We also provide educational therapy and testing. See our services pages for more information about these processes.
Kimberly Vogel, PCET, CDT
Kimberly began her journey in the education field over 20 years ago as a teacher in the classroom. After staying home with her children, she went back to work in the preschool field. During that time, God lead their family to homeschool their children. After realizing her daughter had learning struggles, Kimberly began her search to find what she could do for her struggling learner. This journey lead her to the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) where she went through years of classes to become a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET) and a Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT) through IDA (International Dyslexia Association).
As a homeschool mom, Kimberly has a heart for homeschool families. After graduating her first homeschooler, she can help guide you through the entire homeschool process. She enjoys consultations with the goal of bringing hope and life back to the homeschool environment. Kimberly also speaks to homeschool groups, moms groups, or women’s events. Contact her for more information.
At the Thinking and Learning Center, Kimberly works with all students, not just those who are homeschooled. Last year, half of her students were traditionally schooled. Students enrolled in her Educational Therapy program receive free consultations and advocacy in meetings with the school, if needed.
Other than being an educational therapist, Kimberly is active in her church. She has been married to Kevin for 20 years and they have four beautiful daughters. Kimberly enjoys writing, you can find her children’s book, Ribbons of Rainbows in the store of her blog. Her blog contains more of her writings and encouragement for families. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys crafts and is often found with a ball of yarn as she loves to crochet.
Martha is a homeschool mom of two boys. Her oldest graduated at 16 and is now, at 19, a Senior at Liberty University. Her youngest son is a struggling learner and a student of the Thinking and Learning Center. She has homeschooled for over a decade.
Martha’s educational career began as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist in an in home program and she shadowed kids in school. She first heard about NILD through her work as a shadow and for 15 years wanted to pursue educational therapy, but God had other plans. Martha teaches our RX Math, and is certified through NILD with plans to fulfill her dream of being an educational therapist.
In her quest for healthy living, Martha became a Certified Heath Specialist from Trinity School of Natural Health and is certified in homeopathy. She finds that God desires us to have a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Kelley is a homeschool mother of three, all who have struggled at some point. Her daughter is now a successful college student with dreams of writing. She also has a teenage son and a son who just began school.
Kelley began her educational carreer as a reading and handwriting tutor. In her quest to help her children, she began researching everything she could find about learning struggles and has tutored children with Dyslexia for over six years. She knows about homeschool curriculum and loves helping others in the journey of homeschooling. Kelley teaches handwriting and the RX Reading class. She received certification through NILD and will be continuing her education with NILD as an educational therapist the summer of 2018.
Kelley keeps Christ as the center of her home as wife and mother. In her free time, and to relax, she paints. Her joy in painting is as a landscape artist and sells her work, as well as teaches art to individuals.