The Speech and Language Center provides expert treatment and tutoring services for dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The earlier the impairment is identified, the easier it is to remediate, and the better chance your child has of being successful in school.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usual experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.
Signs of Dyslexia and other common reading difficulties may include (but are not limited to):
Preschool: Other Reading Difficulties:
Delay in talking; articulation problems Reading Comprehension
Difficulty recognizing and producing rhymes Spelling errors
Difficulty learning to tie their shoes Auditory processing disorders
Difficulty remembering and following directions Anxiety
Confusion of left vs. right Short-term memory recall
Trouble memorizing their address, phone number or struggles with word problems
alphabet Visual processing
Mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words Difficulty following directions
Difficulty with recalling facts/numbers Doesn’t understand jokes and expressions
Difficulty learning sound/symbol correspondences
Letter or number reversal continuing past the end of first grade
Confusion of letters whose sounds are similar (d/t, b/p, f/v)
Often can't remember sight words (they, were, does) or homonyms (their, they're, there)
Difficulty segmenting words into individual sounds and blending sounds to form words
Difficulty telling time with a clock with hands
Trouble with math
Makes predictable reading spelling errors involving guessing based on shape or context, difficulties with sequencing sound/symbols resulting in reversal of letters (post, pots), omissions (stun, sun), additions(burnt/bunt), substitutions (horse/house), and transpositions(stop/pots)
Skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)
Ignores prefixes and suffixes
Difficulty remembering and applying spelling rules
Difficulty with reading comprehension and learning new information from text because of underlying word recognition difficulties
Significant problems with written language due to problems with spelling and organization
Difficulty finding the appropriate word when speaking, word retrieval issues
May dread going to school
Slow, choppy reading
Sessions will include 1:1 language based multisensory treatment designed to the meet the specific needs of the client.
Treatment is intensive, direct, and systematic in which skills continue to be weaved throughout the therapy process.