Helen Roussel - Parent Advocate
However, if you feel that you would benefit from having a fellow parent who attended a dyslexia advocacy course at the New York City Bar and is trained as an educational advocate at Long Island University and is experienced in talking to administrators about dyslexia, I would be happy to help. I can attend CSE meetings with you or meet with administrators.
It would be a pleasure to help you get your child the programs and trained teachers they need to close the gap between your child and his or her grade level. This will help to get their self esteem back and enable them to fully participate in their education.
Our School Presentation Includes:
Advocacy Parent Reviews
Parent of 8 year old student:
Multi-Sensory Structured Literacy at School
Encourage cooperation and research teacher training - what are the options? You, as the parent, and the school ultimately want your child to succeed.
Be assertive, but put emotions to one side and think of other children in the same position as your child with parents who may be unable to advocate for them. Bring a friend or advocate to CSE meetings as it can be an intimidating process.
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We are a 501c3 not-for-profit and are in the process of applying for funding so that we can help more students. We request a donation for the services (until we get funding). Your donation is tax-deductible (see our "contact" page for information on that).
Our services include:
Become a Parent Advocate
We will be offering free training and a free Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group T-shirt!
Please get in touch if you are interested in getting better at advocating for your child or other children who are struggling at school!
Parent Advocate Webinars
Advocating Basic Rights for Your Child with Dyslexia
An In-Depth Look at the IEP for Kids with Dyslexia
Webinar: 5 Secrets to Help Students with Dyslexia Become Self Reliant
Student Advocate Presentations
Video credits and info. Learning Ally
Here's some examples of students self-advocating. At the beginning of each school year, they present to their new school teachers and explain what dyslexia is. It helps their teachers understand dyslexia, it opens up conversations about dyslexia and conveys how they best learn.
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