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80% of learning disabilities can be attributed to dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading. Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. This learning disability occurs in individuals with normal vision and intelligence. There is a way to overcome it.
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Warning Signs of Dyslexia


  • Speech delay
  • Difficulty rhyming
  • Word mispronunciation
  • Struggles with word retrieval
  • Struggles with sequencing
  • Difficulty learning days of the week, colors, or alphabet
  • Issues with directions
  • constant confusion of left versus right
  • late to establish dominant hand
  • difficulty learning to tie shoes
  • cannot create rhyming words
  • a close relative with dyslexia
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  • Trouble differentiating letters and their sounds
  • Confusion of similar letters such as b, d, p
  • Poor spelling
  • Substitutes (“pond” instead “lake”) or “guesses” words in when reading aloud
  • Trouble assigning each sound in a word
  • Attempts to avoid reading
  • Confuses similar terms when reading, e.g., what vs. that
  • 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 word shape or context
  • Skips or misreads articles and/or prepositions (at, to, of, etc.)
  • Ignores suffixes
  • Can’t sound out unknown words
  • Terrible spelling
  • Inability to memorize or retain spelling words
  • Often can’t remember sight words (they, were, does) or homonyms (their, there, they’re)
  • Difficulty telling time on a clock with hands
  • Remembering a sequence of steps
  • Directionality concerns such as “left”, “right”, “North”, “South”
  • When speaking, difficulty finding the correct word
    • lots of “whatyamacallits”, “thingies”, “you know what I mean”
    • common sayings come out slightly twisted
    • syllables are reversed (“hepticlopter” instead of “helicopter”
  • Extremely messy backpack and/or desk
  • Dreads going to school
    • complains of stomach aches or headaches
    • may have nightmares about school
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  • Lack of proficiency when reading
  • Writing does not reflect oral enunciation/ability
  • Often cannot find the word they are looking for
  • Inability to learn/master nonnative languages
  • Poor spelling
  • Poor grades
  • Limited vocabulary
  • Extremely poor written expression
  • Large discrepancy between verbal skills and written composition
  • Unable to master a foreign language
  • Poor grades in many classes
  • May drop out of high school
  • May have to read a page 2-3 times to understand it
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  • Educational history similar to above, plus:  
    • Slow reader
    • 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

Dyslexia is identifiable with 92% accuracy at age 5 1/2.
~ NIH (National Institute of Health)

He understands everything he hears and is very bright. He has a great verbal vocabulary and is creative-and he is about to go into the fourth-grade reading at a first-grade level.So why can't he read? In one word, DYSLEXIA.
~ Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.   

I often hear that the diagnosis of dyslexia is somehow vague or lacking precision.  As a physician, I am always amused by these comments. The diagnosis of dyslexia is as precise and scientifically informed as almost any other diagnosis in medicine.  In fact, there are times when I wish other diagnoses in medicine could be made with the same degree of precision.   ~ Sally Shaywitz, MD, Yale University


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Words can’t describe how excited I was to have a phone call today from Tyler’s ELA 7th-grade teacher. Tyler wrote an essay and receive a 100% A+ on this essay. Tyler struggled for a few years in elementary school until we found The Reading Center. Tyler worked for about 3 years with special tutors from The Reading Center. I couldn’t wait to share this news with his special tutor Mrs. Becky. Tyler graduated from the Dyslexia and Dysgraphia tutoring in October of 2021. We are so proud of him!

Bridgett Menard
Mother of Tyler

Amber participated in The Reading Center’s tutoring program during the years 2017 and 2018.  This program was a life changer for Amber.  She went from thinking she was the dumbest person in the class and not wanting to go to school, to excelling and enjoying school as well as setting her sights on college.  Amber is currently enrolled at Berry College in their Pre-Med program, with the aspiration of attending medical school to become a pulmonologist.

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There is, in fact, no teaching without learning. One requires the other.   

~ Paulo Freire

All of life is education and everyone is a teacher and everyone is forever a student.   

~ Abraham Maslow

The important thing is to never stop questioning.  

~ Albert Einstein

Education is what survives when what has been learned is forgotten.

~ B.F. Skinner