Nancy Telian, an ASHA certified speech language pathologist for 33 years, has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of reading disorders for the past 22 years.
A Dale Carnegie graduate and sought-after speaker at national and state level conventions, Nancy is also an author, consultant, and trainer of educators and clinicians who are involved with literacy. In addition to Nancy’s frequent speaking engagements at conventions and within school districts, she was also invited to be a master teacher trainer for the Massachusetts Department of Education Teacher Training Institutes under the Reading First Grant and the No Child Left Behind Act, and has served as a reviewer of the teacher training modules for the MA Department of Education Baystate Reading Teacher Training Initiative.
Having served as a clinical supervisor at Boston’s MGH Institute of Health Professions Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, she is on the adjunct faculty at this prestigious institution. In addition, Nancy recently served as the editor of the Massachusetts Speech Language Hearing Association quarterly newsletter, The Voice.
Nancy Telian, together with her partner (and sister), Penny Castagnozzi, is a founding co-director of Reading with TLC, which provides research-based professional development and materials for reading and spelling. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed Lively Letters program, which simultaneously trains the acquisition of phonemic awareness and phonics skills. Nancy has been on a mission with Penny, author of Sight Words You Can See, since 1991 to ensure that literacy is achieved by all.
A professional pianist and composer, Nancy has recorded two musical CDs: From Dream to Reality – a compilation of original piano solos, and the Lively Letters Character Songs CD, which she composed and performed with Reading with TLC co-director, Penny Castagnozzi.
Nancy’s experience in the fields of speech pathology and reading, combined with her background as a successful entrepreneur, and her personal experience overcoming a degenerative visual disability (Retinitis Pigmentosa), have provided her with unique perspectives on teaching students, training clinicians, and motivating audiences to achieve their potential while affecting change in others.
Nancy lives in Weymouth, MA where she maintains a private practice.