Board Member: Harriet Fitzgerald
Harriet is passionate about helping parents and children navigate their way through a world that has a limited understanding of dyslexia. She strongly believes that far too many children are being let down by our system and that the only way to make fundamental change is by banding together.
“I am a mother to 3 boys, the youngest of whom is dyslexic. I’m an MSL educator, accredited ADA Associate Member (AMADA), Orton Gillingham trained, and a small business owner.
Since my son was identified as dyslexic in early 2016, I have learnt as much as I can about dyslexia and studied to gain my AMADA status with the ADA. I have worked predominantly with him, but at various times have worked one-on-one with other students. I also work with the wonderful team at Speech Pathology Tasmania, delivering evidence-based literacy intervention.
I currently own and run a small residential construction company with my husband and continue to support my son with literacy sessions four mornings a week. I believe that mothers can and do change the world!”