Applied Learning Processes was established in 1993.
Rachel Libick is the Owner and Executive Director of Applied Learning Processes. She purchased Applied Learning Processes in 2017, when founder Billie Calvery officially retired. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a minor in history. She joined the ALP staff in 2009 and has worked as a clinician, tester, and supervising clinician. She has experience in testing and diagnosis as well as extensive training and experience under Billie and clinical director Melinda Buie on the methodologies applied in the clinic. During her tenure at ALP, Rachel has helped develop new clinical strategies, create training programs, and recently developed a long-distance program tailored to the intensive treatments ALP provides. She regularly consults with parents and other professionals, and shares responsibilities for writing individualized treatment plans and overseeing the clinical staff with Melinda.
Her passion is to carry on the legacy Billie established and continue to provide up-to-date, research-based interventions to assist struggling learners and put them on the path to learning success.
Melinda Buie, M.A.Ed., is Director of Clinical Services for Applied Learning Processes. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on teaching reading. She and Billie have worked together in clinical practice since 1990. Her experience includes training both clinicians for ALP and public school teachers. Melinda has extensive experience in testing and diagnosis of sensory-cognitive processes, and she consults regularly with parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Melinda supervises a clinic staff that undergoes in-depth and on-going training in procedures based on the latest research findings regarding learning processes. She directly supervises both the individualized lessons for each student and the teaching skills of the clinical staff.
Billie Calvery, M.S.Ed. is the Founder and Director Emerita of Applied Learning Processes. Billie is an educator with classroom experience in secondary level language arts. She received her Master of Science degree in curriculum and instruction with a predicate in reading education including course work in testing and diagnosis. Since 1989, she has been involved in testing and diagnosis of learning problems and the utilization of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes’®* programs. (Applied Learning Processes is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood. Lindamood-Bell – an international organization creating and implementing unique instructional methods and programs for quality intervention to advance language and literacy skills – in no way endorses or monitors the services provided by Applied Learning Processes.)
She received her initial training in these methods at the Sosland Learning Processes Clinic, a program of Crittenton, a children’s psychiatric facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Her duties at Sosland included both clinical practice and the supervision and training of clinicians. In 1992 and 1993, she was employed by the Lindamood-Bell®* organization as a consultant and clinical coordinator. In addition to ongoing training of clinical staff, she has provided teacher training and consultation for classroom teachers and special education staff. She has been a repeat presenter for various learning disabilities societies, for in-service meetings for psychologists, physicians, speech pathologists, and teachers, and for graduate-level reading and psychology classes