Sunshine Educational Advocate Services

Sunshine Educational Advocate Services

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34 Years of personal and professional experience advocating through the IEP Process for families and children with special needs.... helping you chart a course to a brighter future for your child and family.

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Always remember … where the work is… not in the Polaroid moments… in ‘reason of the month’ or the ‘Cricut perfect bulletin board’… you can do both… and if you can not … choose the one that matters … TEACH THEM ALL HOW TO READ.



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On June 22, join us for our new podcast episode with Dr. Moats and Dr. Archer as our host leads them on a discussion that covers their early careers, influences in their lives, why the science of teaching matters as much as the science of reading, and how teachers can have greatest impact on their students’ academic success in all subjects, not just reading.

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Two really special people that I was fortunate enough to grow up with making such incredible impacts everyday….

Photos from Helping Kids Rise's post 17/04/2023

Pivotal stories woven through our lives… exceptional range of stories.

Streaming April 21st Prime Video


More great resources

𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝘆𝗽𝗲𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝗗𝘆𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀!
Complete Infographic:
while reading is a struggle even under the best of circumstances, being choosy with your fonts can help a child with dyslexia to be drawn to the look of the letters. This, in turn, can stimulate them to try to work with various typefaces in their own design. If they can understand what the type is saying, it will make it that much easier to incorporate it into the message of the design. Thanks, LogoDesign.Net, for this helpful visual and article!
𝗗𝘆𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗮 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀:

Timeline photos 26/02/2023

As an educator, you may encounter both students and colleagues that have been impacted by trauma.

Our new guide can help you understand trauma’s effects on behavior so you can better support those around you. Download it here:

Cultural shift from letter names to sounds - Phonic Books 08/05/2022

I gained this knowledge 30 years ago however it consistently fell on deaf ears professionally. Excellent read. If you teach children HOW to read and deal with struggling readers… this is valuable information.

Cultural shift from letter names to sounds - Phonic Books Being encouraged to avoid letter names goes against everything teachers have come to believe about early childhood literacy.


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The world of literacy learning is awash with jargon. Many buzzwords float around classrooms, and a discussion with your child or your child's teacher might make you feel like you need to go back to school just to keep

Head on over to read my new blog post, grab the free posters and gain 6 months of free access to Dystinct Magazine 👇


On the first anniversary of our launch, we are thrilled to announce that the Dystinct Magazine is now available for families across the world to access through the Libby app at libraries worldwide that offer this service to their patrons.

We are delighted that all the hard work that our family puts into this initiative to bring to you a wonderful resource can now reach more families worldwide, FREE OF CHARGE.

Download the Libby app now and login using your local library user details

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Let us know where you're reading our magazine from. Spread the word so more families can access the Dystinct Magazine for FREE.

Left Behind: Some Portland teachers embrace proven approach to teaching reading, but most stick with methods that haven’t worked 05/02/2022

Small steps. Learning to teach ALL children how to read shouldn’t be voluntary. It’s a start…. But they’ll need a PUSH.
How is your state doing with implementing curriculum based on reading science?

Left Behind: Some Portland teachers embrace proven approach to teaching reading, but most stick with methods that haven’t worked Years after district leaders vowed to dramatically raise Black and Latino students’ academic achievement, the need for Portland educators to teach reading more effectively remains glaringly obvious.


And that is why you evaluate for dyslexia and DON’T medicate for ADHD…. The symptoms are comorbid… The course of action is to rule in/ out Dyslexia. End the overmedication of children.


If selling faulty literacy curriculum was a crime or if mandating curriculum in a school when you know it is not designed to teach kids to read was a crime or if refusing to identify and remediate children with reading disabilities was a crime…

Photos from Lindbergh: Leaders in Literacy's post 15/10/2021

Precedent set. 💪🏼


The story behind our brand.... the starfish and the navigation wheel.

One day an old man was walking down the beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. As the old man approached the young man, he asked, "Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?" The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. The old man exclaimed, "But there must be thousands of starfish. How can your efforts make any difference?" The young man looked down at the starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said, "It makes a difference to this one!"

At times in our lives, we are all the old man, the young man, or the starfish. Sometimes, as the old man, we don't see the purpose to actions. Sometimes, as the young man, we persevere and make a difference. And sometimes, we are the starfish who just need a little help.

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Because it mattered to this one....

Based on the Starfish Parable... Sunshine Educational Advocate Services has embarked on a lifetime commitment to save as many children and families as possible through advocacy, one “ Starfish” at a time. Ensuring that each ‘starfish’ receives the instructional expertise and services allowing them to reach their maximum potential is our inspiration. Sunshine Educational Advocate Services brings more than 150 years combined expertise within the field of special education, disability rights and advocacy. Our team consist of experienced Advocates, Educators, Administrators, Special Education Teachers , Diagnosticians, Speech Language Pathologist and Behavior Analysts providing a network to assist families as they chart the course through the challenging waters of special education.

Each child is unique and advocating for their educational rights is often overwhelming as a parent. Having an expert by your side to help filter the through the sand... the rules, the procedures, the processes... helps make the waters smooth and adds wind in your sails as a parent.