Being a new mother can be both an exciting and terrifying adventure. As you bring new life into the world, you will face many challenges, such as mom guilt, but it will all be worth it in the end.

In this episode, Nathalie Felix, a certified trained practitioner at the Fellow level with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, shares her story of how her son's Dyslexia journey inspired her to become an OG fellow and advocate for children that needed exceptional learning support. She passionately discusses dyslexic students, their struggles, and what needs to be done in order to help them succeed. Additionally, she touches on the issue of students who don't receive the proper help they need and suffer from anxiety or depression which often leads them not wanting to go school. Her words will leave you feeling grateful for all those who are fighting tirelessly every day so that we can give these kids a chance at a brighter future.

Tune in today to hear Natalie and her son's inspiring story of overcoming obstacles and achieving success!

Highlights and Resources:

  • Natalie’s Inspiration for being an OG fellow
  • Natalie’s Dyslexia Mom journey 
  • The mom guilt sense
  • Tommy’s D3 journey
  • The 14 principles that set OG from other organizations
  • What causes anxiety, misunderstanding, and discomfort in students
  • Promoting how students will get it right
  • Natalie’s advice for Boss Moms and Fellow OGs

About Natalie:

Natalie Felix has over 20 years of teaching experience and works with Swift School in Roswell, GA.   Her education includes a B.S. in Business from Bloomsburg University and a master’s degree in Special Education from Valdosta State University.  She is a Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist through the International Dyslexia Association and a Fellow with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, which provides teacher training to professionals across the United States and abroad in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.  As a fellow at Swift, Natalie oversees the OGA-accredited training program, trains, and credentials all Swift faculty, and provides training and practicum support for educators across multiple states.  Her passion for teaching dyslexic students and training professionals resulted from raising a bright son who struggled to succeed in a traditional school setting.   Mrs. Felix resides in Alpharetta, GA, with her husband of over 30 years.  

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