Today we’d like to introduce you to Julieann Ash.
Hi Julieann, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
“You think differently.” These were the powerful words from my brother’s speech therapist which changed my life when I was in fourth grade. At that point, I couldn’t read, write or remember math facts. I struggled to keep track of things and basically had lost hope that I would ever be successful in school or even worth much as a person. Once I learned how my brain worked, the feeling of joy and success was indescribable. I decided right then and there that I was going to learn how to help other people so no one ever had to struggle the way that I did. In 1996 I moved to Columbus, Ohio, and later became a Board-Certified Educational Therapist; at that time, I was the only Educational Therapist in the state. In 2000, I started a private practice to help individuals who learn differently. In 2011, I founded Midwest Educational Therapy & Associates (META). For the last 12 years, our team has supported struggling learners as they become resourceful, resilient, and self-reliant students. We focus on their strengths in order for them to build tools that allow them to become stronger learners and ultimately happier people.