A community based Reading Center committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of individuals with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities in the Berkshires.


Laurie J. Cousseau is an AOGPE Fellow (Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioner and Educators), owner and Director of the Green River Literacy Center and former Director of The Kildonan Teacher Training Institute.  

She has more than twenty years of experience as an educator working in a variety of settings: independent schools, a public charter school, a working farm, and Amherst College.

She has a Master of Arts in Reading Education, holds Level II Vermont certifications as a Reading Specialist PreK-12 and Middle Grades English Language Arts is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Certified by the IDA as a Dyslexia Therapist. In North Carolina, she was the Associate Director of Teacher Training at an Academy accredited school for dyslexic students.

She has had extensive experience providing 1:1 and small group tutoring at both the Associate and Certified levels. She has served on a number of boards including the NC branch of the IDA. She has widely presented at a number of regional conferences and schools.


GRLLC is predicated upon the belief and burgeoning field of neuroscience that while dyslexic individuals can face a myriad of challenges and experience failure in an academic setting, their unique brain structure also allows for remarkable abilities. Appropriate remediation and intervention grounded in scientific research can provide a foundation for future success and access to innate talents.



138A Seekonk Cross Rd, Great Barrington, MA

We are located behind Harmony Hill Farm. 

Head back towards the red stables.  Green River is located in the long green building. Park by the maroon garage building.