Regina is a Board-Certified Educational Therapist and teaches regularly at the University of California Extension Educational Therapy Classes. She is former director of Richards Educational Therapy Center and Big Springs School, specializing in multidisciplinary programs for language learning disabilities. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master’s in Education and was trained as a vision therapist, working under the direction of several Optometrists.
After graduating with her master’s degree, she established The Richards Educational Therapy Center in 1975. With an excellent staff of dedicated educators, she provided educational therapy and diagnostic services for a wide range of students, mostly with dyslexia and other reading issues. She opened Big Springs School in 1980, a single classroom multidisciplinary school. The lead teacher had credentials in learning disabilities and speech/language pathology. Other teachers and aides were a speech/language pathologist, an occupational therapist trained in Sensory Integration Therapy, and a Vision Therapist. Plus, several well-trained paraprofessionals were skilled in programs such as Slingerland and Lindamood-Bell’s LiPs. The motto and logo for the school was, “The Key To Learning is Locked in the Students.” Regina sold both RET Center and Big Springs School in 2001.
Regina remains active in her local So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She has been President several times and is currently Treasurer. She presents workshops nationally. She is the parent of an adult son who has struggled with dyslexia and dysgraphia all his life. He is currently very successful in business, working with computers.