Dyslexia Tutoring

According to the International Dyslexia Association, 

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.” 

Psychologists (not tutors) test students for learning disabilities, and can diagnose students with dyslexia and dysgraphia.  Students can be tested and receive a diagnosis from a school psychologist or from a psychologist who is part of a private practice.  Some school psychologists will say a student has  "specific learning disabilities in the area of reading and spelling" - that's the same as saying they have "dyslexia" and "dysgraphia."  

We're reading tutors.  We're dyslexia tutors.  

We're spelling tutors.  We're dysgraphia tutors.

We work with all students who are struggling with reading and spelling.  About half of the students we work with have been diagnosed with dyslexia or a specific learning disability in the area of reading; the other half are struggling, but don't have an official diagnosis.  

It doesn't matter to us whether or not your student has an official diagnosis.  We will teach your child to read.  If you have a psychologist's report and diagnosis, please send it to us.  Those reports  generally include a lot of great information about your student's phonological skills, memory, processing speed, RAN/RAS speed, etc.   But if you don't have one, no worries.  We check all students' phonological and phonics skills before up front so that we know what skills they've learned, and then we teach them the skills they're missing.

Our Goal:   Fluent Readers.  Good Spellers.  Confident Students.