About Us, What We Do, Who We Are

We see a world where people who think, process, and learn differently are not judged by what they cannot do at school, but by the creative and intelligent contributions they make in our society. We see a world where children are not held accountable for school success when they have never been taught the skills needed for academic learning.
Meadowbrook Educational Services has been serving individuals and families with children who have academic learning difficulties in the Spokane Washington community since 1998. We also serve clients throughout the United States and in several countries notably Singapore and India. Our services and products are designed for struggling learners at any age.
We believe in the neuroplasticity of the brain. We work through a combination of cognitive and non-cognitive programs to increase the foundational skills needed for the brain to effectively learn and communicate. We are strongly influenced by Piaget. We believe learning is a process of development and we believe that you learn the most when you are learning through creative engagement.
Because there are many potential reasons why someone is failing academically we require an MES Assessment before any program planning.

Who We Serve:

Meadowbrook Educational Services has been serving individuals and families with children who have academic learning difficulties in the Spokane Washington community since 1998. We also serve clients throughout the United States and in several countries notably Singapore and India. Our services and products are designed for struggling learners at any age.

Who We Teach:

At Meadowbrook Educational Services we teach people who do not learn easily how to be successful in school or life. We resolve confusions, reinforce comprehension, and restore confidence.

We are dedicated to children and adults who labor to show their intellectual intelligence in traditional learning environments.

Our Passion:

We are passionate about helping because we have been there, observing either ourselves or our own children with learning disabilities. As painful and frustrating as it is for families & teachers, it is always the most painful and frustrating for the child or adult who spends hours and hours of effort for so little result.

Our Audience:

We work with people who struggle to communicate and learn from 2 years to 70+. We utilize a variety of educational programs and often customize foundational curriculum to our clients needs. Every Meadowbrook Program is unique to the goals of our clients. All programs are educational.

We help people who have issues with: balance, attention, stress, concentration, listening, sensory integration, reading, following directions, writing, and math. They usually have labels such as:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Learning Disabled
  • Dyslexic
  • Dysgraphic
  • Dyspraxic
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Meet Our Team

Renie R Smith
Renie R SmithDirector
She is often a guest speaker on “The Importance of Foundational Skills for Social and Academic Success”, “Real Solutions for Learning Disabilities”, “Long and Short Term Memory Enhancement” and “Auditory Processing Weaknesses can CAUSE Learning Problems” at IDEAS, OPAEYC and Early Child Development Conferences as well as public and private schools.

Renie currently holds certification in the following programs: Orton Gilliangham adaptated programs; Slingerland Levels I and II, Spalding, and Total Reading Programs; Sound Therapy Air and Bone Conduction; SOI (Structure of Intellect Testing); Audiblox Master Trainer Specialist, Master Trainer of EFSAP Program. She is a member if DIA, AEGUS and NAPW.

She has worked with underachieving, children and adults for over 30 years in USA, Singapore, India, Bahamas, Canada, Malaysia, and South Africa.

A committed volunteer at local schools, she created specialized summer reading, writing, and math camps for which she received “Volunteer Parent of the Year Award”, “Golden Rule Award”, as well as the prestigious nomination for “ Golden Good Neighbors Award”.

Dorothy Bennett
Dorothy BennettDirector
Dorothy is currently the director of program development. She co-developed “Establishing Foundational Skills for Academic Proficiency”, (EFSAP) Program as a result of seeing the same foundational skills missing in bright underachieving individuals. She has attained a Master’s in Education.

Dorothy’s background and training make her an integral part of Meadowbrook Educational Services. She grew up in a family with a history of autistic and dyslexia tendencies. “Every person on the planet processes and learns differently from others,” says Dorothy. “The key to any type of learning is three-fold – basic learning skills, motivation, and accurate perception. Most of our clients are highly motivated and have great attitudes, but suffer from unresolved confusions or low basic skills. When students have strong foundations they begin to succeed at school developing higher self-worth and confidence.”

Dorothy currently holds certification in the following programs: Neuro-Linguistic Programming; Sound Therapy Air and Bone Conduction; SOI (Structure of Intellect Testing); Audiblox, EFSAP (Establishing Foundational Skills for Academic Profiency). She is a member of SNLP.

Renie’s Licenses and Training

  • Sound therapy: InTime Provider: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • Slingerland: Certified Level I and II.
  • Sound therapy: The Listening Program Authorized and Certified Provider: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • Foundational Skills: Certified Audiblox Master Trainer Specialist: Remedium RSA
  • Establishing Foundational Skills for Academic Proficiency (EFSAP): Training Director
  • 2015 The Listening Program International Conference
  • 2015 Advanced Brain Technologies: InTime Provider
  • July 1999- July 2014 Licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator, DDAI
  • 2013 INR Seminar: Food, Mood & Cognition
  • 2011 Advanced SOI Training – Advanced Provider
  • 2011 ISQRMM Inaugural Conference
  • 2011 USAAA Autism Conference
  • 2003-2010 Audiblox Master Trainer Specialist: Remedium, RSA
  • 2003-2010 Washington State Registered Counselor
  • 2008 The Listening Program Certified Provider Review: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • 2008 Symphony of the Learning Brain: ABT International Conference
  • 2007 Opening the Door to Unlimited Potential: ABT International Conference
  • 2006 Mastering the Music of Life: ABT International Conference
  • 2005 International Provider Conference: ABT International Conference
  • 2004 Advanced Brain Technologies: The Listening Program Certified Provider
  • 2004 Structure of Intellect Theory: SOI Systems
  • 2002 Certified Audiblox Master Trainer: Remedium, RSA
  • 2002 Certified Audiblox Provider: Remedium, RSA
  • 2001 Advanced Brain Technologies: The Listening Program Authorized Provider
  • 1998 – 1999 Davis Dyslexia Correction courses: Fundamentals, Basic Field Assignments, Basic Supervised Practice
  • Meeting, Advanced Workshop, Advance Field Assignments, Advanced Practice Meeting, Training Pod Week 1, Training
  • Pod Week 2, Training Pod week 3, Motivation & Responsibility workshop, Final Field Assignments – culminating in certification and licensing as a Facilitator.
  • 1996 Teaching the Total Reading Process, Fresno Pacific University, Edna Williams, Instructor.
  • 1995 Keeping Current with Slingerland, Seattle Pacific University
  • 1994 Second Year Continuum Instruction the Slingerland Method, Seattle Pacific University
  • 1992 Slingerland Institute Introductory Course
  • 1990 Artmarks for Art Docent volunteers in the Public Schools: University of Washington

Dorothy’s Licenses and Training

  • Master of Arts in Education: University of Phoenix
  • Sound therapy: Bone Conduction Provider: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • Sound therapy: InTime Provider: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • Sound therapy: The Listening Program Authorized and Certified Provider: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Master Practitioner, Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Life Coach, Motivational
  • Coach, Weight Loss Coach: Society of NLP
  • EFSAP Provider: Meadowbrook Educational Services
  • Foundational Skills: Certified Audiblox Provider: Remedium RSA
  • Advanced SOI Trainer: SOI Systems
  • 2015 The Listening Program International Conference
  • 2014 Advanced Brain Technologies: InTime Provider
  • 2013 INR Seminar: Food, Mood & Cognition
  • 2011 Advanced SOI Trainer
  • 2011 ISQRMM Inaugural Conference
  • 2011 USAAA Autism Conference
  • 2010 Advanced Brain Technologies Symposium: Children’s Hospital Newark NJ.
  • 2010 NLP Master Practitioner: Society of NLP
  • 2010 NLP Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach: Society of NLP
  • 2010 Life Coach: Society of NLP
  • 2010 Motivational Coach: Society of NLP
  • 2010 Weight Loss Master Coach: Society of NLP
  • 2010 Intensive NLP Immersion Training: Global NLP training.
  • 2010 Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum Design & Instruction: University of Phoenix
  • 2003-2010 Washington State Registered Counselor
  • 2009 Healing Clay Table & TIR
  • 2009 Establishing Foundational Skills for Academic Proficiency Authorized Provider: EFSAP
  • 2008 Bachelor of Art in Interdisciplinary studies: Minors in Psychology and Communications: Eastern Washington University.
  • 2008 The Listening Program Certified Provider Review: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • 2008 Symphony of the Learning Brain: ABT International Conference
  • 2007 Opening the Door to Unlimited Potential: ABT International Conference
  • 2006 Traumatic Incident Reduction Workshop: AMI ? TIR
  • 2006 Mastering the Music of Life: ABT International Conference
  • 2005 International Provider Conference: ABT International Conference
  • 2001-2005 Licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator, DDAI
  • 2004 Advanced Brain Technologies: The Listening Program Certified Provider
  • 2004 Structure of Intellect Theory: SOI Systems
  • 2003 Certified Provider Training: Audiblox
  • 2003 Brain Gym Introductory Course
  • 2002 Motivation and Responsibility: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 2001 The Listening Program Authorized Provider: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • 2001 Final Field Assignment: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 2001 Training Pod week 3: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 2001 Training Pod week 2: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 2001 Training Pod week 1: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 2000 Advanced Workshop: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 2000 Basic Supervised Practice Meeting: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 2000 Basic Field Assignments: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program
  • 1999 Fundamentals: Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator Training Program