Dyslexia

  • Catch-all diagnosis for reading problems
  • Can be caused by a multitude of processing issues in the brain
  1. Visual—“mixing up” or inverting words/letters
  2. 80% of students diagnosed as dyslexic have auditory processing issues
  3. Visual tracking and convergence are CRITICAL to reading success
  4. Primitive reflexes such as STNR, ATNR and others are the foundation for reading

Our Approach is to FIRST and FOREMOST find the source of processing errors in the brain by evaluating all seven pathways of the brain (vision, hearing, sensation, manual, mobility, speech, emotional) and assessing reflex integration.  There are usually multiple areas of the brain in need of stimulation and organization—if any are left unaddressed, the challenges usually remain.  Finding the solution requires focusing efforts on the brain’s ability to process.  Tutoring and intense reading instruction can create further frustration because of failure to pinpoint and address the root cause(s) of the issue.

After identifying the root cause(s), we design an individualized home program to address your child’s needs.  We teach you the details of carrying out that program five days a week at home—complete with written instructions and bi-weekly follow up with a staff member.

Understanding and remediating dyslexia used to be a complex mystery.  Thankfully, neuroscience research and hands-on success with struggling readers has brought academic success to these children (and their families)!