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.
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 cause low self-confidence. And this is a giant issue because self-confidence is at the root of everything. Think about it–whether your child thinks they are good enough at something or not good enough is going to determine two very important things: how they feel about themselves and the risks they take on a daily basis. 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 attempting a shot during a basketball game. Of course reading and writing are important, but without self-confidence as a base for these skills to build of off succeeding is so much harder.
Noticing this giant hole I created a program to solve the issue: Dyslexic Superhero Coaching
*All coaching is conducted virtually (through a program like Skype) so location is not a problem.
Let’s be clear here on what this program isn’t:
-It is not tutoring
-It is not therapy
And what it is…. life coaching, confidence-boosting, mentor-ship, camaraderie, and of course fun.
Sessions are customized for your child because there is not a one size fits all approach when it comes to supporting dyslexic kids. By telling stories, playing games, and doing activities we work on boosting your child’s confidence and relationship with their dyslexia in a fun, engaging way.
For dyslexics by a dyslexic:
Helping dyslexic kids is so important to me because I grew up thinking I was stupid. It took until my early twenties to realize this was a load of codswhollop and that I was smart and capable. I now see my dyslexia as a superpower and I’m on a mission that no kid grows up thinking they are stupid because their brain works differently.
How it works:
At a regular time (that we determine together) your child and I meet up through an online program called Zoom (like Skype). The program is virtual so I can work with your child wherever you may be located. We chat, laugh, and do fun confidence boosting games and activities. They get to see that they (just like all dyslexics) have awesome dyslexic superpowers.
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.
The program is best suited for 8-17 year olds. If your child is outside that window we can discuss if it will still be a good fit.
During the school year sessions are offered once a week. However, for the summer there’s an option to either do one session a week or to do two sessions a week.
I’m currently accepting (a handful of) new applications for the 2019 Summer Session. This session goes from July 1st-August 30th 2019.
How to sign your child up:
Fill out the form below and once I’ve looked over your application I will be in touch. Having a good fit is very important and the program isn’t suited to everyone. I would encourage you to fill the form out asap as the spots are going fast. Spots are very limited as most kids have rolled over their sessions from the Spring Session.
I look forward to helping your child and welcoming them to Dyslexic Superhero Land.
*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 the superpower coaching program?
- Anything else I should know?
- Are you interested in once or twice a week sessions?
Additional Summer Offerings:
Dyslexic Superhero Camp in Needham, MA July 8th-12th 2019
In a fun-filled week featuring a variety of STEM-based enrichment activities and games, we will celebrate the strengths of the neurodiverse brain. Geared towards ages 8-12, participants will enjoy a supportive and nurturing environment that looks at dyslexia through a positive lens.