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Dr. Lauren McClenney-Rosenstein Takes a Personalized Approach to Break the Stigma Surrounding Dyslexia

Learning disabilities have long been stigmatized as mere laziness among children. Dyslexia in particular has been a weight on children. But over the years, experts have been shedding light to bring an understanding to parents. Dr. Lauren McClenney-Rosenstein is one of the leading experts in bringing awareness to dyslexia and has been taking her expertise on a global level.

Dr. Lauren McClenney-Rosenstein has been a certified Special Educator for over a decade and recently earned her Doctor of Education in Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Curriculum from Northeastern University in 2019. She also holds a dual masters in Special Education and Elementary Education from Syracuse University along with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Throughout her career, Dr. McClenney-Rosenstein has shown an unwavering dedication to providing the gold standard of instruction to individuals with dyslexia, leading her to obtain her endorsement at the Associate level through The Orton-Gillingham Academy in 2015.

A renowned expert, Dr. McClenney-Rosenstein’s passion for educating, advocating, and bringing awareness to dyslexia at the domestic and international levels started in the elementary classrooms of private schools serving students with language-based learning disabilities. Since then, she has expanded her skillset in the public schools as seventh and eighth-grade math and English Language Arts co-teacher before taking a position with a non-profit organization that shares her ideals and is vocal in advocating for inclusion in public schools for students with disabilities. 

Since taking her advocacy to the higher level, Dr. McClenney-Rosenstein has been offering practical courses about dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities that individuals, parents, and teachers can understand and utilize. She provides mothers especially with a personalized coaching experience, empowering them to understand the special education process. Recently, she launched a show called D3 Debrief, which showcases adults with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia sharing their stories.

Although there are other organizations that have been breaking the stigma of dyslexia, Dr. McClenney-Rosenstein provides people with personalized and academic programs. “I am mom-focused,” she said. “Moms will do anything for their child but most moms don’t know where to look, what resources are valuable, or how to get their child the support they need without wasting their money trying different things.” 

“Since I have my doctorate, I have worked in specialized schools with students with dyslexia and have been trained by an Orton-Gillingham Fellow, and I am certified in the Academy,” Dr. McClenney-Rosenstein elaborated. “I have practical teaching experience at the elementary and secondary level for eleven years now. I can speak to the research out there and network with the right university folks to push the envelope on better teacher prep training courses.”

At the moment, Dr. Lauren McClenney-Rosenstein is working as a middle school learning specialist and instructional coach at a private Quaker school in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been working to launch her coaching app to work for herself full-time serving moms. “My goal is to serve a bigger population of folks outside of the classroom setting in the near future,” the doctor said. Additionally, Dr. McClenney-Rosenstein hopes to reach universities to work with them, coaching, teaching, and supporting pre-service teachers worldwide.

Learn more about Dr. Lauren McClenney-Rosenstein by visiting her official website .

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