Dyslexia Literacy Tutoring
The Decoding Dyslexia Tutoring Program is a one-on-one tutoring service that will greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children, teenagers, or adults who struggle due to dyslexia or a learning disability. The Center works with the Parent and the school if applicable to create goals to monitor achievement.
A mandatory minimum of three hours per week for one hour with a trained tutor(1:1 ratio) is required, as this is the fastest way to close the gap in reading. Our program aligns with structured literacy practices and has proven to be effective for many who struggle to read, write, and spell. Contact the center for pricing information.
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Could it be Dyslexia that is causing the struggle to read?
Characteristics of Dyslexia
Dyslexia is comprised of three central components: struggles with word reading, spelling and/or reading fluency. The profile of a student with dyslexia contains one or more of these weaknesses, but the severity will vary across students. Since dyslexia occurs on a continuum of severity, the expression of dyslexia will appear different across students.
Thus, dyslexia does not have a uniform profile; it can look different for different people. The signs and symptoms can also overlap or coincide with other disorders such as ADHD/ADD called co-existing or comorbid conditions, which may add to the complexity.
- delayed speech
- mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words
- chronic ear infections
- constant confusion of left versus right
- late establishing a dominant hand
- difficulty learning to tie shoes
- trouble memorizing their address, phone number, or the alphabet
- can’t create words that rhyme • a close relative with dyslexia
In Elementary School
- dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read)
- letter or number reversals continuing past the end of first grade
- extreme difficulty learning cursive
- slow, choppy, inaccurate reading: – guesses based on shape or context – skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of) – ignores suffixes – can’t sound out unknown words
- terrible spelling
- often can’t remember sight words (they, were, does) or homonyms (their, they’re, and there)
- difficulty telling time with a clock with hands
- trouble with math – memorizing multiplication tables – memorizing a sequence of steps – directionality
- when speaking, difficulty finding the correct word – lots of “whatyamacallits” and “thingies” – common sayings come out slightly twisted; nightmares about school
In High School
All of the above symptoms plus:
- limited vocabulary
- extremely poor written expression – large discrepancy between verbal skills and written compositions
- • unable to master a foreign language • difficulty reading printed music
- • poor grades in many classes • may drop out of high school
Education history similar to above, plus:
- slow reader
- may have to read a page 2 or 3 times to understand it
- terrible speller
- difficulty putting thoughts onto paper – dreads writing memos or letters
- still has difficulty with right versus left
- often gets lost, even in a familiar city
- sometimes confuses b and d, especially when tired or sick