Building A Dyslexia Parent Group - Step 4

Step 4 - The Parent Group
Free tutorial
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237 students
1hr 14min of on-demand video

Benefits of forming a parent group.
Laying the groundwork for potential outcomes.
Strategies for building membership.
Resources for parent groups.
Strategies for developing a positive image in your community and district.
Best practices and logistics for forming a parent group.


  • No requirements needed for this course, though we recommend completing the previous courses.


Welcome Fellow Parent!

Welcome to our course Building A Dyslexia Parent Group - Step 4. Please make sure to download the WORKBOOK link on our website and open to Step 4. This guide will help you navigate this lecture.

Banding Together Is The Key

We are equipping you with the tools to start a grassroots organization to bring about a lasting systemic change to the way your district teaches reading. This will not only help children with dyslexia, but will benefit all children in the school district. Most colleges of education don’t teach about dyslexia or the Science of Reading. Don’t believe your district is looking out for your children.They may not know about the science, or worse, they could be misdirected by financial concerns. There’s a certain process of grief (Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s, Five Stages of Grief ) that you may experience as you realize you can’t trust your district. This is natural and expected, but it’s best to move forward to help your child. We are with you in this journey, in our hearts and in spirit!

Step 4 - Featured Guest Speakers:

The guest speakers who participated in the Step 4 videos are: Mindy Patrick, Carole Dorn-Bell, Gayle Beam, Michael Bucey and Brett Tingley.

Step 4 - Quotes:

‘”..if you want to do something about poverty or the number of people who are homeless or the number of people in our prisons, teach every child to read. We know how to do it, we just aren’t doing it and it’s time for parents to demand that this be taught to every child.”

~ Cameron James, Dyslexia Advocate, taken from documentary 'Our Dyslexic Children'

“Wherever I have seen parents become active, that’s where change has happened. You rarely see districts reinvent themselves without parents being a catalyst for that.”

~ Michael Bucey, President of BV-KID, taken from documentary 'Our Dyslexic Children'

Disclaimer: The following content represents the opinion of the presenter(s) and is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your attorney, advocate, physician, or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any legal, medical or educational concerns.​​​​​​​

Who this course is for:

  • This course is created for You!


Parents for Reading Justice - Founder & President
Brett Tingley
  • 4.9 Instructor Rating
  • 28 Reviews
  • 658 Students
  • 8 Courses

Parents For Reading Justice is the educational arm of Our Dyslexic Children, Inc., a non-profit organization founded for reading advocacy. We are thrilled to offer our master class Building A Parent Group. Our class currently consists of 8 courses, presented by our president and founder Brett Tingley.

Please make sure to visit our website and social media accounts! 

Our Instagram Page is: @ParentsForReadingJustice

Brett Tingley is the parent of three amazing children, one of whom is dyslexic. She has Master’s Degrees in Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Michigan. She is the President of OH-KID, a grassroots parent group dedicated to ensuring all children in Ohio learn to read. She is also an advisory board member of the International Dyslexia Association Central Ohio.

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