Our Mamabear Mission
My name is Amy Ruocco and I started Mamabear Moms to help parents find the resources they need to help their children succeed in school and in life.
While searching for help for our son, I 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.
I served as the Special Education Parent Advisory Council Chairperson for the Marblehead Community Charter Public School for six years, was a Marblehead SEPAC board member for a year and currently work as a literacy consultant within the special education department of the Marblehead, MA school district. Additionally, I am the founder of Project Dyslexia, LLC, an organization developed to raise awareness about dyslexia as well as advocate for special needs students.
Alongside my son and other members of Decoding Dyslexia MA, I lobbied for change in dyslexia legislation in both Washington D.C. as well as at the MA State House. Today, I focus on working with families who are interested in learning how to advocate for their children in school. I also help families create a creative and inspirational learning spaces for their children.
Far too many children experience gaps in academic progress before they are identified and then spend years trying to catch up. Early identification of dyslexia, proper instruction, inspiration, helpful tools and ongoing support are the keys to academic, social and emotional success in school.
Mamabear Moms was born out of my goal to pay it forward and provide parents with creative solutions and educational tools to help them best support their struggling students.
It's so vital to develop the whole child and inspire a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Now, with COVID-19, it is even more important to provide children with a safe, comfortable and inspirational learning environment, especially for our remote learners. As the parent of two teenagers, I know how challenging it can be to keep your children engaged and motivated. Our furniture selections, tools, digital downloads and resources will help you to create a safe haven for your little learner.
If you are interested in speaking with me about advocacy services for your child, please send me an inquiry through my contact form.
— Amy Ruocco, Educational Advocate and Parent Coach