Amy is the mother of a very bright, energetic dyslexic son who was struggling in school until she got him the help he needed.
While searching for help for her son, Amy became trained in Orton-Gillingham by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education and as a dyslexia advocate by the Federation for Children with Special Needs, the Dyslexia Training Institute of San Diego, CA and by Pete and Pam Wright of WrightsLaw. Early identification of dyslexia was the key to her son’s current success. Therefore, Amy's mission is to work with families as early as possible so they do not lose valuable time trying to find the right resources. Her family-centered advocacy practice focuses on developing a collaborative, team-based approached so schools and families can work in unison to develop the best plan for success.
Amy serves as the Special Education Parent Advisory Council Chairperson for the Marblehead Community Charter Public School and is the founder of Project Dyslexia, LLC, an organization developed to raise awareness about dyslexia. Alongside her son and other members of Decoding Dyslexia MA, Amy lobbied for change in dyslexia legislation in both Washington D.C. as well as at the MA State House. Today, Amy focuses on working one-on-one with families who are interested in learning more about how to best advocate for their children.
Most parents know that they need to do something to help their children succeed in life, but don't know where to start. Amy was there once too and knows all too well how heartbreaking it can feel to watch your child struggle and not know how to help him. We have a responsibility to our children to do what it takes to help them achieve their best. You are your child's best advocate!
Along with coaching for parents of dyslexic children, Amy also offers coaching around creating a loving, judgement-free family environment so your children can thrive and become the people they were meant to become.