At WINSi, a multidisciplinary team focuses on treating the whole child and working with the child’s family and teacher. Our director, Dr. Voeller, is a pediatric behavioral neurologist who has extensive experience working with children who have learning disabilities, particularly reading, language, and attention disorders.
Kytja K.S. Voeller, M.D. | CEO/Behavior Neurologist
Dr. Voeller has a distinguished career in the fields of Neurology, Neurodevelopment, Development Behavior and Pediatrics, and Learning Disability research. The results of her publications and studies are highly lauded and used as the model for the treatment of learning disabilities all over the world. She is highly respected and serves on many committees, boards, and associations overseeing pediatric psychology, neuropsychology, and learning disability diagnosis and treatments.
Her career has always focused on linguistics, speech-language, and as a neurologist conducting research in learning disabilities and treatments. She is highly sought for her research and is a valuable resource and champion for the treatment of learning disabilities These passions inspired Dr. Voeller to start WINSi in 2001. The WINSi intensive treatment program was specifically designed to utilize advanced treatment to help children and adults.
Their work has led to remarkable results and success stories for many children who were struggling or never expected to be able to manage, let alone excel, in normal educational systems. It is her life’s work to create programs and treatments which lessen the effects of disabilities and empower the people who have them. Click here to see testimonials.
She has board certification in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (with Special Competence in Child Neurology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Subspecialty Certification in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She is also a member of numerous professional societies that focus on child and adolescent psychiatry, continued research in learning disabilities, dyslexia, and others covering a wide spectrum of research and studies.
Joe Alford, Ph.D
After earning his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado Joe worked for 27 years in national laboratory and industry research and development, primarily developing new lasers.
He has over 25 years of experience as a volunteer tutor in math and physics for elementary through high school grades. Joe’s approach to math instruction is to identify mathematical deficiencies and misconceptions and to address them with individual instruction communicated with consideration of the patient’s language and behavioral issues.
Joe joined WINSi in 2016 to teach math to patients with language disorders and behavioral conditions. He is a student favorite and a valued asset.
Evanjalina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Regis University in 2021. She aspires to be a pediatric neurosurgeon and hopes to attend medical school soon. She is always willing to take on any task and is continuously looking for every way to not only further herself as a neuroscientist but also grow as a person through different challenges and rigorous academic settings. She spent many years competing on a debate team winning countless awards including awards for speaking which can be seen in her professionalism, speaking style, and efficiency of work.
Her passion for helping children with neurological disorders started from a very young age. She has a great deal of past experiences working with children in educational settings extending from coaching and tutoring to leading the youth program at the Aurora Mental Health Center. Her zeal for helping others has taken her to become lifeguard, EMT, and CPR certified. She is always searching for answers, thus leading her to run two of her own research studies as an undergraduate (Reading Comprehension and Parkinson’s models) and numerous literature reviews.
She has been described as mature beyond her years by those who meet her. When she is not at WINSi or reading about the brain she is usually hanging out with her golden retriever or baking delicious treats.
Jacob is a linguist, educator and researcher currently based in Boulder, Colorado. They received their B.A. in Spanish with minors in Arabic and Hebrew & Judaic studies from New York University in the Spring of 2020. A proud polyglot, Jacob speaks English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew and is interested in issues relating to sociolinguistics, such as language acquisition, second-language acquisition, multilingualism, language and identity, and mixed languages. Their thesis work focused on the mixed language of Spanish-Arabic speaking bilinguals in Santiago de Chile.
They also have extensive experience in the field of education. Jacob has worked as an educator for several years and in many different environments, ranging from adventure camp to kindergarten to university-level tutoring. They have gained a diverse worldview through working with several underrepresented and marginalized populations. They believe strongly in the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and recognize the nuanced social, economic, and cultural factors that influence a person’s identity.
As an educator, they are a strong proponent of using the Socratic Method to continually challenge and question their students, believing that it helps to form vital, often-overlooked connections between disciplines. Further, it pushes students to continually question and challenge the “normality” of the world around them. In terms of behavior management, they are a master in the “Love and Logic” technique, utilizing logic and empathy to teach social and emotional awareness to kids.
In the future, they plan on seeking a Ph.D. in a linguistics-related field and hope to teach at the college level. Outside of the classroom, Jacob also loves cooking, baking, outdoor adventure sports, video games, spending time with their cat, and playing guitar.