Michelle Abellera Wright

Michelle has committed her professional adult life to studying, assessing, supporting, providing therapeutic services, conducting parent/provider trainings and psychoeducation to children and families.

She has facilitated both parents and professional groups on various topics covering areas of passion such as challenging behaviors, tantrumming, developmental childhood trauma, early signs of autism and social emotional developmental testing.

Currently she has been employed with Hennepin County for the lastwo2 decades. She has worked in both early childhood public health side of development and child access services where a fundamental part of the services s she provides directly involves children/teens and their families.

She has obtained degrees in psychology, early childhood special education and early education and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Due to her varied yet related degrees in the area of childhood mental health, she has had the opportunities to work across settings and aross the continuum of early intervention services . She also hold certifications in downhill ski instruction for the past several years and has accreditation as a children's ski specialist also in downhill ski instruction.

Getting involved with the early literacy movement with the aim to close the literacy gap is an opportunity to increase public awareness with the importance of a language-rich environment, both orally and in written forms, early in a child's life and with these early intervention efforts, our young children and their caregivers, ensures more successes in their lives and benefits our society.