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DyslexiaAdvocacy

Dyslexia Loves Company

School never came easy for my kids.  On our journey to understand why school was so hard for them, the day came when we finally received a diagnosis of dyslexia. It turns out that both of my children are dyslexic.  When we got this news, I assumed that all of…
Michelle Tucker
September 30, 2021
MomAdvocacyLifestyle

Why We Don’t Do Summer School

I start counting down the days to summer break as soon as school starts in the fall. Being a parent of school-age children can be exhausting. Being a parent of a child with special needs on a school IEP is a whole different ballgame.  Both of my children are on IEPs. …
Michelle Tucker
May 12, 2021
DyslexiaAdvocacy

Dyslexia: What Has Helped Us

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.  Dyslexia is one of the most common language-based learning disabilities, and it is estimated that 5-10% of the population have dyslexia. Both of my children are dyslexic, and I have spent many nights researching it to understand what it is and how it changes the way…
Michelle Tucker
October 18, 2019
IEP Meeting TipsAdvocacy

Tips for Surviving an IEP Meeting

IEP meetings can be daunting.  It doesn't matter if it's your first or 30th meeting, each and every one comes with a bit of anxiety.  Because of this, I wanted to share some of our IEP meeting tips that we've learned over the years. For those of you who don’t…
Michelle Tucker
September 15, 2019
AdvocacyFeatured

Our Dyslexic Journey

I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as we’ve had. I want to share our dyslexic journey experience, so maybe someone starting this journey will be made aware of some of the things I wish I learned…
Michelle Tucker
July 19, 2019
airplaneAdvocacyLifestyleTravel

Travel Anxiety Tips

Anxiety can be debilitating, and having travel anxiety can be a bummer when you love to travel.  We have a double whammy in our family, my son, who is now 11, and I both have travel anxiety.  As an adult and with years of practice, I have somewhat learned how…
Michelle Tucker
June 18, 2019