What is dyslexia?Dyslexia is one of several distinct learning disabilities. It is a specific language-based disorder of constitutional origin characterized by difficulties in single word decoding, usually reflecting insufficient phonological processing abilities. These difficulties in single word decoding are often unexpected in relation to age and other cognitive and academic abilities; they are not the result of generalized developmental disability or sensory impairment. Dyslexia is manifest by variable difficulty with different forms of language, often including, in addition to problems reading, a conspicuous problem with acquiring proficiency in writing and spelling.
Current studies suggest that 15-20% of the population has a reading disability. Of those, 85% has dyslexia. Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels. In addition, dyslexia runs in families; dyslexic parents are very likely to have children who are dyslexic. Some people are identified as dyslexic early in their lives, but for others their dyslexia goes unidentified until they get older. People who are very bright can be dyslexic. They are often gifted in areas that do not require strong language skills, such as art, computer science, design, drama, electronics, math, mechanics, music, physics, sales, and sports.
Dyslexia Center of Utah
Testing and identification of Dyslexia. Private tutoring. Located in Highland, Utah. Shelley Hatch has been tutoring and testing children with dyslexia for the past nine years. She is a 2-year certified Slingerland tutor, (classroom adaptation of Orton-Gillingham) and uses this multi-sensory-kinesthetic approach with Alphabetic Phonics. Through this proven approach, students work on reading, spelling, hand writing, oral language, grammar and comprehension skills. Shelley can provide assessments and accomodations for IEPs and 504s.
Phone: 801-756-1933 or 801-718-2222
4649 W 10600 N.
Highland UT. 84003
The Dyslexia Center of Utah and Inspiring Minds have joined together and formed a not-for-profit tutoring center with 15 certified tutors in locations from St. George to Logan. New Heights Utah is a non-profit 501(c)3.
Please visit our new web page: www.dyslexiacenterofutah.org