In a nutshell, your struggling reader will gain the tools and confidence to become a skilled reader and a life-long learner. Most children with newly diagnosed Dyslexia are one to two years behind their peers in reading. My goal is to close that gap as quickly as possible.
Many professionals work with children just one or two days a week and there is typically no practice between sessions. This kind of intervention can be long term and very costly to families.
I customize a unique plan based on your child's specific needs and their learning personality. My goal is to help your child make the most gains in the shortest amount of time possible. Repetition and practice is essential for successful intervention, and that is why I work directly with children 4 days a week.
In addition, your child will work independently 5 days of the week (about 15 minutes) on the Digital Playground to practice the skills from our live sessions.
With your child's customized Action Plan, they will receive 275+ minutes per week of effective intervention as opposed to just 60-120 minutes per week with other programs that provide no practice in between sessions.
Extremely. Your child will wear a headset which helps to filter out environmental distractions, and the multisensory and interactive sessions will have them engaged and learning the entire session.
You don’t need a formal diagnosis to begin improving your child’s outcomes. If you are reading this, chances are your child is struggling with reading. While a diagnosis has its benefits, we can begin improving your child's reading without a diagnosis.
If your primary goal is to receive services in the school setting for your child, testing is the way to go. But, if your priority is to get your child reading and learning in a way that makes sense to them, then I highly suggest you seek intervention sooner rather than later. Plus, structure literacy therapy will the be the number one recommendation of a psychologist if your child is diagnosed with dyslexia.
By starting intervention now, you can start your child on the path to reading success, and you can get a diagnosis later if you feel it’s still necessary.
The amount of time needed to get your child to grade level depends on several factors, including your child's starting level, their individual needs, and their consistency with practice.
Most of the children I work with make make significant gains in just 20 weeks. Many improve 1 to 2 grade levels in that time, and some children take longer. Our daily sessions are customized specifically for your child, and their independent practice is modified based on their performance so that they will achieve an accuracy rate of of 90% or better.
I specialize in working with children between the ages of 5 - 8 years. This is the critical time for successful intervention.
The TDC Action Plan is not a good fit for children who have a receptive language disorder - one in which a child struggles to understand and process the messages and information they receive from others.
Yes. To do this you will need to follow the IRS Publication for medical and dental expenses and have a physician’s recommendation. See the section in the IRS Publication on Special Education for details.
In 2016, the Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses (pdf), the section on Special Education said “You can include in medical expenses fees you pay on a doctor’s recommendation for a child’s tutoring by a teacher who is specially trained and qualified to work with children who have learning disabilities caused by mental or physical impairments, including nervous system disorders.”
When preparing your taxes, it may help to make a copy of Publication 502, circle the pertinent section and send it along, with your physician’s note to your tax preparer.
Potentially, yes. The IRS definition of a qualified medical expense is quite broad and includes therapy for “learning disabilities” (AKA: dyslexia). See page 13 of this IRS publication (pdf). We suggest that customers contact their accountant or tax preparer to determine if they qualify for this deduction. If it appears you will qualify, note that a physician’s recommendation is required.
A physician’s recommendation is generally very easy to get. Here’s how:
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