DR. RAHMANDA SALAMATU CAMPBELL
Dr. Campbell is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides evidence-based diagnostic testing and cognitive educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with attention deficits, cognitive delays and Dyslexia, the most common learning disability affecting 1 in 5. Dr. Campbell has received several awards for multiple years, including, but not limited to the Philadelphia Activities Grant, Philadelphia Chapter, National Epicureans, Inc., and the Wells Fargo Community Connections Award for creating awareness for Dyslexia, addressing vital community needs and issues impacting education, learning disabilities and civic projects.
Through Dr. Campbell’s persistent efforts, The Reading Clinic, Inc. has had a remarkable impact in the community by actively working with the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Philadelphia City Council and other stakeholders with unwavering advocacy and a vital role in passing legislation signed into law by former Governor Tom Corbett to establish the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program. Dr. Campbell recently spoke about “Dyslexia in Diverse Communities” as a panelist on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Reading Clinic, Inc. has impacted the community with its signature event in partnership with The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative under the leadership of Dr. Keith L. Magee, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Learning Ally and Vessels of Hope, entitled Dyslexia: A Civil Rights Issue of Our Time, which featured Ambassador and Former U.S. Senator, Carol Moseley Braun who is Dyslexic; in addition to an annual Dyslexia Community Awareness Football Camp, hosted by Dyslexic Former NFL Player, Robert Tate.
Dr. Campbell serves as a Supervisor for Special Education Teac he r Cand idates for t h e Co ll e ge o f Special Education at West Chester University and a Dyslexia Simulation Facilitator for the Pennsylvania Branch, International Dyslexia Association. She has consulted, trained, and mentored educators on best teaching practices for diverse learners locally, regionally, and internationally. Dr. Campbell’s invaluable teaching experiences have afforded her the opportunity to teach and supervise in the areas of primary, intermediate, secondary, and post -secondary education. Dr. Campbell is humbled by her greatest learning experience with students, parents, administrators, and literacy experts during her doctoral research on “Reading Achievement: A Multiple Case Study Analysis of At-Risk Students.”
Dr. Campbell’s most valued teaching experience involved teaching at-risk, inner-city youth in an alternative-intervention truancy-prevention program, implemented by former President, William Jefferson Clinton, which has been implemented in over 30 states across the United States. One of her greatest life experiences includes serving as the first female Student Government President to serve two elected terms in the history of Delaware State University. This opportunity allowed Dr. Campbell to serve as a delegate in the historic and unprecedented gathering of leaders and policy makers in the First African-African American Summit, under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sulliva n, convened in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The mission of this on-going initiative is to enhance the development of education, economic literacy, healthcare, and industrialization in subSaharan Africa.
Dr. Campbell is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children International Dyslexia Association, International Literacy Association, International Women’s Leadership Association, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, Co-Chair, Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and Social Action Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Special Education Program Advisory Committee and Women’s Leadership Program, West Chester University, PAWS for People and National Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. Dr. Campbell’s passionate initiatives support individuals with learning disabilities, specifically Dyslexia, promote education, economic literacy and best interest factors for youth transitioning through the TPR process (Termination of Parental Rights). Dr. Campbell’s personal mantra is, “Education is our passport to the future, for the future belongs to those who prepare for it today”.