Helperbird partner Sascha Roos
Sascha is an author and dyslexia specialist supporting people with the challenges of dyslexia for
over 15 years. She has a well-established private practice, and an approach that encourages the
strengths and abilities of the dyslexic individual. Sascha is a member of the Dyslexia Association
of Ireland, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the Society of Authors. She has had several
articles on dyslexia published by national dyslexia associations, including Britain, Australia and
Ireland, as well as a blog on study skills for dyslexic students for a leading study skills website.
Photo of Sascha.
Sascha’s guide book for parents, ‘At Home with Dyslexia: A Parent’s Guide to Supporting your Child’,
published in August 2018 by the UK publisher Little, Brown Book Group, is a dyslexia-friendly
practical guide for parents and guardians wanting to support their dyslexic child at home.
‘This is by far the best resource I have found as the parent of two dyslexic children. Out of all
the documentaries, websites, seminars, podcasts and of course other books I have studied trying to
educate myself on how best to support my little ladies, this provides the most relevant and
necessary information in the clearest format. It has been great sharing snippets of the book with
the girls, especially the view points of other people with dyslexia. Thank you for a great book!’
At Home with Dyslexia empowers parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with
dyslexia. It encourages parents to be advocates for their dyslexic child, helping them to give
practical and emotional support for the entirety of their child’s school years.
Central to this guide is the language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning
‘difference’ rather than a ‘disability’. Interwoven throughout the book are stories from dyslexic
individuals in their own words, who give authentic insights into the challenges, solutions and
achievements as a result of their dyslexia. The illustrations, by Danielle Sheehy, are inspired by
their heartfelt words.