As adapted from the International Dyslexic Association, Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
I work with an orton gillingham based reading tutor to improve auditory processing, writing abilities, auditory memory, sequencing, phonemic awareness and other language skills. Speech/language pathologists have backgrounds in articulation, language, and phonetics that help with this language based learning disability.
For the older child, we offer language/writing help through college. Many students need help with organizing, outlining, study skills, powerpoint presentations and public speaking. We offer remediation and coaching in all areas.