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About early childhood educator, Linda Stoler: A speech language pathologist, early educator, literacy consultant, poet and song writer, Linda Stoler graduated with an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology. Her more than 40 year career as a speech-language pathologist was fueled by her interest in and dedication to understanding the relationship between infant-toddler language development and a child's ability to learn to read. She is passionate about allowing the creative spirit of each child to be nurtured while immersed in the learning process. Linda was an early advocate of a multi-modality approach to early language acquisition. She created 'The Multi-Modality Method' combining original music, dance and American Sign Language (ASL). She was the co-creator of "Project Acclaim," a curriculum that addresses the need for inspiring and diverse teaching methods for the development of early language and literacy skills in special needs children. Through songs, poetry, dance and ASL, "Project Acclaim" has joyfully and successfully helped thousands of young children focus on and listen to one another as they develop social skills and achieve language proficiency. In 1998, Linda, with the help of her husband Will, founded Willinda Communications, Inc., a music and video production company to support the use of the Multi-Modality Method for early language learning and literacy success. To date Willinda has produced four CDs, an American Sign Language music video, and related teaching materials. In 2007, she completed an Independent ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) research study using her unique methodology. Linda published an article in Homeschool Magazine titled "Music for Early Learning with Linda S. Stoler" in 2005. Linda holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency, the highest level of certification in her field. She has taught at the college level and frequently conducts trainings and seminars in language development, literacy success and behavior management throughout the United States. Her engaging, five hour literacy course was officially endorsed by the State of Florida.