Is Your Child Struggling to Read?
Have you seen any of the following with your child:
- Delayed spoken language
- Mistakes in letter naming
- Slow rate of writing
- Repetitive spelling errors of the same words
- Difficulty in learning and/or remembering written or printed words
- Impaired oral and written language skills
- Difficulty identifying words
- Difficulty with spelling
- Problems with reading comprehension
These are some classic signs of dyslexia, according to the International Dyslexia Association.
“Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. With proper help, many people with dyslexia can learn to read and write well. Early identification and treatment is the key to helping individuals with dyslexia achieve in school and in life. Most people with dyslexia need help from a teacher, tutor, or therapist specially trained in using a multi-sensory, structured language approach.”
I know where you’ve been because my child was there too
My name is Tracy Rodenbaugh. When my middle daughter entered first grade, she immediately hit a wall with her reading.
Classroom work was very difficult for her because she couldn’t follow along with the written instructions on the board or keep up with her classmates. She was frustrated and fell behind very quickly and started to hate school.
Her teachers kept telling me that she was fine, that she would catch up, and that everything would be okay if I just gave it more time.
But that felt wrong to my husband and me. We got her tested to see what was really going on. We discovered that she has dyslexia. Finally, we had a name for her struggle. We were both relieved and overwhelmed at the same time.
In navigating this process, I became a passionate advocate for my daughter. As a result, I trained as a certified Wilson Reading System practitioner, and through this Orton-Gillingham based program, I learned how to make a difference in her literacy skills, give her the tools to succeed and help her rebuild her self confidence.
Just like I did with my daughter, I can help your child to improve their reading through dyslexia therapy. For the past several years, I have worked with multiple children who have been impacted in a variety of ways. I use this proven system to help kids who are having difficulty reading, writing, and spelling.