Lee Baker is an academic transitions coach and parent advocacy educator, helping students with learning disabilities have positive and successful academic experiences. Lee helps families plan for transitions during K-12 and high school to college and helps parents learn how to become effective advocates for their children.
As the mother of two children, one of whom was diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade, Lee has experienced first-hand the ups and downs of parenting a child with a learning disability and advocating on his behalf. Lee championed her child’s K-12 and college education, and utilizes her accumulated knowledge to prepare students for successful transitions throughout their academic years.
She has been actively involved in several parent advocacy support groups, authored several articles on the topics of parent advocacy and academic transition, and presented parent advocacy and academic transition education at workshops and conferences. Lee serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch.
“All parents want what’s best for their child and for their family. Parenting a child with a learning disability is not an easy task and demands additional skills and know-how. Doing what’s best for your child involves a great deal of time, patience, knowledge, strategies, creativity, and tactful communication.
When parents receive an initial assessment and learn that their child has a learning disability, they usually don’t know where to turn for help or how to help their child. And not all parents have the skills or the luxury of time to devote to advocating for their child. And parents rarely anticipate what challenges lay ahead as children transition from elementary school to junior high, to high school, and to college, and how to be proactive for those transitions.
As a parent advocacy educator, I help parents learn what to do and how to do what’s best for their child.”