Teaching parents and kids to be their own best advocates by giving them the understanding and knowledge and confidence to navigate a variety of learning disabilities from an empowered place both at home and in school.
What is My Happy Teacher LD
My Happy Teacher has a growing team of specialized teachers that have years of experience teaching students that have complex learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, non-verbal learning disabilities and challenges with executive functioning skills.
Our team of teachers have specialized training that includes Wilson Reading, Orton-Gillingham, Visualizing & Verbalizing, LIPs, and many more.
We also have a Speech Therapist on staff to focus on phonemic/phonological awareness skills which is the first step in learning to read.
We not only teach your child but we can work with families to help you navigate the special education system to help you get the best services for your child possible.
We are available to virtually attend your child’s IEP meetings not as an educational advocate but as someone on your side that has an educated ear that understands the IEP process and speaks the school's language. We will help you understand the options you have and help you make informed decisions.
The struggle to confirm, understand, support and overcome the challenges of a specific learning disability diagnosis can be completely overwhelming and lonely for kids and parents.
As a special education teacher for over 25 years and having raised two sons with learning disabilities, I know how difficult it can be for families to access the proper resources and support they need so their child doesn’t continue to struggle and fall further behind year after year.
My Happy Teacher is here to support you in overcoming the obstacles learning disabilities places on your child’s learning, so every school day doesn’t feel like a struggle. From 1-1 tutoring to parent education and support, We are here to help your family start to feel relief from classroom stress, homework battles, and a confusing system so you can finally start to feel successful in school and in life!
Kathy Cousineau Owner & Director