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Children’s Dyslexia Center Tutor to Receive NAACP Award


Georgette Helbling knows first-hand the negative experiences struggling readers encounter because of dyslexia. The mother of two dyslexic sons and herself a dyslexic, Georgette has made it her life’s work to help others who have trouble reading.

“Georgette has continued to develop her knowledge through additional education and training experiences. She is a strong example of a person with dyslexia rising to the challenge and overcoming obstacles,” said Carin Illig, Clinical Director of Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc. 

A certified Academic Language Practitioner in the Orton-Gillingham approach, Georgette has 20 years of theoretical instruction and teaching experience.  She received training from both the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Inc. in Philadelphia Center. Georgette struggled with the dyslexia center’s teacher/practitioner training course, but persevered and ultimately graduated from the program in 2008.

Georgette now serves as a media specialist at Bucks County Technical High School, where she has been invaluable to students and professionals alike with her continuing quest to incorporate the use of information literacy into everyday activities.  She is also a founding member of the Lower Bucks County Branch of Decoding Dyslexia PA, a grassroots movement driven by Pennsylvanian families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within our public schools.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has taken notice of Georgette’s vast list of accomplishments as well. At a special banquet on Oct. 26 in Bensalem, PA, The NAACP Bucks County Branch will honor Georgette for her years of service.

As a current member and former board member of the NAACP Bucks County Branch, Georgette is committed to the NAACP’s mission of ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all persons.  

The Children’s Dyslexia Center is so proud of Georgette’s accomplishments and the recognition she has received from the NAACP.