the Dyslexia quest

How to Advocate for Dyslexia Services – with Rosa Berland and Helen Roussel

Rosa Berland

In this episode, we talk with Rosa Berland and Helen Roussel about their journeys with their children and lessons learned on how to advocate fiercely and effectively for dyslexia services. They generously offer to help others, so stay tuned to the end to get their information.

They are passionate about the creative and transformative power of the dyslexic and differently wired mind. They are committed to creating equity in education for dyslexic children.


 

SHOW NOTES:

rosaberland@gmail.com
helendyslexialongisland@gmail.com

Guests:
  • Rosa Berland
  • Helen Roussel
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guest bios
helenroussel
Helen Roussel

Helen Roussel is an articulate and accomplished social and environmental justice advocate and has been on the Board of the Sierra Club Long Island Group as Conservation Chair as well as social justice organizations in the UK. Helen has campaigned for students right to learn how to read since 2013. Her accomplishments include advocating for 16 different students on Long Island and encouraging school districts in each case to either train or employ a teacher proficient in multi-sensory approaches with the majority of students receiving the services requested. In addition, she has organized the training of 28 Long Island special education teachers in Orton-Gillingham, and 18 public school psychologists to identify dyslexia in students as young as six years old (including training to identify subtypes of dyslexia using the Feifer Reading Assessment). Helen instigated the legislation to define dyslexia within NYS Education Law #A07639A (with thanks to Assemblyman Fred Thiele). Helen strides to empower parents, students and teachers by utilizing evidence-based strategies to implement solutions that transform lives.

guest bios
helenroussel
Helen Roussel

Helen Roussel is an articulate and accomplished social and environmental justice advocate and has been on the Board of the Sierra Club Long Island Group as Conservation Chair as well as social justice organizations in the UK. Helen has campaigned for students right to learn how to read since 2013. Her accomplishments include advocating for 16 different students on Long Island and encouraging school districts in each case to either train or employ a teacher proficient in multi-sensory approaches with the majority of students receiving the services requested. In addition, she has organized the training of 28 Long Island special education teachers in Orton-Gillingham, and 18 public school psychologists to identify dyslexia in students as young as six years old (including training to identify subtypes of dyslexia using the Feifer Reading Assessment). Helen instigated the legislation to define dyslexia within NYS Education Law #A07639A (with thanks to Assemblyman Fred Thiele). Helen strides to empower parents, students and teachers by utilizing evidence-based strategies to implement solutions that transform lives.

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