Dyslexia is a learning difference that makes learning to read and spell difficult for lots of smart kids.
We've got to break down our language into small, understandable and recognizable pieces that are meaningful to their dyslexic brains. With the right tools and intervention, struggling readers can become skilled readers and happy learners!
LexicAnna has dyslexia. She's been tutoring with Miss Danielle for two years, and she's become a skilled reader. Not only that - she has taken what she's learned and created an immersive, exploratory world for other kids who learn like her - with the specific goal of helping their brains to unlock the reading code.
"If you let kids explore, they learn stuff. You don't have to talk at them so much. LOL" - LexicAnna
As Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialists, we understand that struggling readers require a multi-sensory, personalized, and hands-on approach with many opportunities for practice and feedback.
Children with dyslexia may also have ADHD and require interactive, stimulating, and fun learning experiences.
It's our goal to build a strong foundation so that your child will become an independent and skilled reader and find joy in learning!
Your child is one of a kind, and their Action Plan is determined by their unique needs and personality.
We develop a plan that includes auditory/visual processing activities, animated video, online manipulatives, games, and the use of a hands-on kit for a customized learning experience focused on:
Kids like games. When it comes to learning games, they like short ones. No overkill here. Your child will enjoy their 'games' to practice and master the foundational skills from our live sessions.
We monitor this independent practice and adjust your child's games based on their performance so that they experience success while being challenged.
Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects a person's ability to read and interpret written language. It's characterized by difficulty in recognizing and decoding words, as well as poor spelling and writing skills. It is not caused by a lack of intelligence or motivation, but rather by a difference in the way the brain processes language.
Unlike speech, children don't just "pick up" the ability to read from the environment. There are about 5 kids in every class who are unable to learn to read with standard, whole-class instruction. Research shows that these children require structured, sequential instruction on the letter-sound correlations of the language.
It is critical to build a solid foundation for literacy. In grade 4, children transition from learning to read to the more dominant, reading to learn form of instruction. Shockingly, Grade 3 students who lack reading proficiency are 4 times more likely to drop out of high school.
When children struggle with reading, they dread going to school. Frequent stomach aches, behavioral issues, and poor self-esteem are often indicators of their struggle.
Early intervention with a structured literacy approach has dramatic results. Dyslexic readers can become skilled readers when given the right tools - and with skilled reading comes increased confidence and academic and life success!