Dyslexia Awareness
and Other Services
We Provide

Did You Know...
These famous dyslexics managed to overcome the odds and succeed in life.
If your child has dyslexia, do not despair.

Warning Signs of Dyslexia


  • Delayed speech
  • Mixing sounds and syllables
  • Constant confusion of left versus right
  • Difficulty learning to tie shoes
  • A close relative with dyslexia
Teachers with children teaching and learning at preschool
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Elementary School

  • Slow non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read
  • Letter or number reversals continuing past the first grade
  • Difficulty telling time with a clock with hands
  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading:
  • Guesses based on shape or context
  • Skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)
  • Can't sound out unknown words
  • Dreads going to school
  • Complains of stomach aches or headaches
  • May have nightmares about school

In High School

All of the listed 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 school
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For All Ages

Education history similar to above, plus:

  • Slow reader
  • You May have to read a page 2 or 3 times to understand it
  • Difficulty putting thoughts onto paper
  • Dreads writing memos or letters
  • Often gets lost, even in a familiar city


Barton Reading & Spelling System


  • For one-on-one or small group tutoring of children, teenagers or adults.
  • Requires the child to be at least 5 years old but has no upper age limit.
  • Must be able to pass the 10-minute student auditory discrimination test.
  • Have to speak and understand spoken English at the 2nd-grade level.
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Dyslexia Specialist and Tutoring Source


  • PACE is one-on-one guided practice, not teaching (like a piano)
  • Provides immediate feedback - so we don't keep practicing mistakes
  • Sequencing = so the task is challenging
  • Weak skills need to be targeted
  • Becoming automatic
  • Fast, visible changes - for motivation and improved self-esteem

PACE Tests look at students underlying cognitive skills and provide valuable information about a child's learning skills but are not used for diagnoses such as LD, ADD, or dyslexia. However, keep in mind we do screen for dyslexia using tools unique to your individual needs.

Pace improves concentration, memory, visualization, integration, and processing speed and makes them all more automatic, making learning easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

Other Services:

  • Dyslexia awareness presentations
  • Support groups for learning disabilities
  • We currently partner with the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA) to provide Family Support Groups and Sessions
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