About Tia Smith
Tia Smith, AKA ‘The Dyslexia Doula’, is the mother of three bright and creative children, two of which have been identified with Dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
When her oldest daughter was diagnosed, Tia traded in her MBA and career in Global Advertising for a more glamorous life shuttling kids all over town, spending weekends at swim meets or baseball games, and supervising neighborhood Nerf gun battles. In her spare time, she focused on learning and understanding as much as humanly possible about Dyslexia and other learning differences. She often found herself talking with and coaching other families who were in the midst of their own discovery process. Just like a birth doula is there to support and advocate for mothers (and fathers), Tia soon realized that parents of these exceptional children could use a little bit of the same support. Her friends nicknamed her ‘The Dyslexia Doula’ and it stuck.
Tia is passionate about shifting misperceptions of Dyslexia and is actively involved in helping children (and their families) overcome the stigma and celebrate their unique gifts. After 17 years in the Pacific Northwest, Tia now lives in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas with her husband, three children, Labradoodle puppy and very old feline…but she still calls Colorado home.