There’s always something going on in Dyslexia Superpower Land!
My mission is to create a world where no dyslexic thinks they are stupid because their brain works differently. As a result I created a selection of fun workshops, camps, and private coaching sessions throughout the year for kids and teens focusing on the awesomeness of dyslexia.
***Currently accepting new applications for the 2020 Spring Session beginning in March. Spots are filling fast. See below for more information and to apply.***
Introducing KAPOW! Dyslexic Superhero Coaching.
Being the parent of a dyslexic child is tough. Your kid is awesome and smart, but of course you are still worried about how they are going to succeed in a world that puts so much importance on being able to read and write.
After working with lots of dyslexic kids and of course being one myself I believe there is one instrumental pillar that can help a child succeed like nothing else: self-confidence.
There are many wonderful programs out there right now to help your dyslexic child read, write, learn their multiplication tables etc. However, the problem is that none of these programs focus on two major things: the fact that dyslexia can be so isolating and that it can cause low self-confidence. And this is a giant issue because self-confidence is at the root of everything. Why? Because whether your child thinks they are good enough at something or not good enough is going to determine the risks they take on a daily basis which in turn relates to their quality of life. And to clarify, by risks I don’t mean dangerous ones, I mean things like raising their hand in class when they aren’t 100% sure of the answer, giving that difficult math problem a go, or outside school such as on the basketball court giving that hard shot a try.
Noticing this giant hole I decided to create a program to solve the issue: KAPOW! Dyslexic Superhero Coaching.
Through doing my basic Superhero Coaching I noticed a common thyme: the kids who had a particular goal were the ones who especially flourished. Which is why this is now an included element in KAPOW! In week one your child and I will figure out what their goal for the program is going to be. Past examples are earning half the money for a laptop (her parents said they would match every dollar what she earned), starting a podcast, creating a fundraiser for their local animal shelter etc.
What does the program entail?
This is a doers program where through completing a goal that pushes them slightly outside their comfort zone your child begins to realize their true potential. Action is the best way to boost one’s self-confidence as it proves to them that they are more capable than they think.
Let’s be clear here on what this program isn’t:
-It is not tutoring
-It is not therapy
And what it is…. confidence-boosting, mentor-ship, camaraderie, and of course fun.
The focus here is on fun and building confidence. I’m here to help your child flourish, realize they aren’t alone and are actually apart of a really cool club of dyslexics, as well as be their ally and help them realize how awesome their brain is.
How it works:
The program has two elements:
-Once a week (at a regular time we determine) your child and I meet up through an online program called Zoom (like Skype). The program is virtual so I can meet with your child wherever you may be located.
-Each week there will be prerecorded videos that will help your child achieve their goal.
The program is best suited for 11-17 year olds. If your child is outside that window we can discuss if it will still be a good fit.
When I was growing up I longed to know someone (personally) who was also dyslexic. I love that I can be that someone for a fellow dyslexic. Not only have I been there and know how hard it can be growing up with Dyslexia I’m also a certified life coach through Achology, The Academy of Modern, Applied Psychology.
Why this is so important to me:
I suffered for years thinking I was stupid. Dyslexia can be so isolating and not knowing any other dyslexics while growing up just made me feel more alone. I feel honored to be able to give kids what I longed for. There are so many wonderful programs out there, but most of them focus on the physical problems: writing, reading, math etc. And that’s wonderful and important, but the problem is that confidence is usually given minimal attention. This is a huge disservice to the child, because without confidence all those physical tasks are so much harder. If you are reading this right now you know your child also needs a different kind of support as well. Confidence doesn’t solve all the problems, but if your child is able to open a book knowing they can do it, despite it being tough it makes succeeding so much easier
I’m currently accepting new applications for the twelve week 2020 Spring Session. This is a great way to help them start the new year. This session goes from March 2nd-May 24th.
How to sign your child up/get more information:
Fill out the form today and once I’ve looked over your application I will be in touch. Having a good fit is very important to me so this not based upon first come first serve, but I would still encourage you to fill the form out asap as the spots are filling fast.
I look forward to helping your child and welcoming them to the tribe of awesome dyslexics.
Why is there an application form?
This is not a test (yuck!) or anything like that. It’s just very important that the program is a good fit and because of that I like to chat you with for a non-salesy conversation to find out more about your kid.
*In the message section of the form please answer these questions:
- How old is your child?
- What’s their relationship with their dyslexia like?
- Why do you want your kid to join KAPOW?
- Anything else I should know?