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Central Missouri Therapy SPOT

Where Therapy Turns Into Fun!

The Central Missouri Therapy SPOT 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

Elementary School:

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.