Reading Programs and Assessments
Dyslexia Center of Utah
U of U Reading Clinic-UURCHelping students become successful readers. Resource for parents, teachers, and struggling readers-especially those students in grades one through three. Clinic offers Reading Assessment and Intervention, Professional Development, Mobile Reading Clinics, and Consultation Services
Director: Dr. Kathleen J. Brown
5282 South 320 West, Suite D110, Office 112
Murray, UT 84107
phone: (801) 265-3951
fax: (801) 265-3620
Inspiring MindsInspiring Minds is an organization for students who have reading disabilities. The methods used are from the Scottish Rite Hospital, in Dallas, TX, the leading field of dyslexia. Take Flight Curriculum has been researched by the National Reading Panel. Alphabetic Phonics (Orton Gillingham based program) has been incorporated into the instruction.
Dyslexic screening and therapy available.
Contact: Kelly Tate, Certified Dyslexic Therapist
Kelly Tate is a Certified Dyslexic Therapist (Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas) and a Certified Academic Language Therapist (ALTA read.org). She previously taught special education and can guide parents and teachers on how to work with children with dyslexia in their schools. Check out the blog about dyslexia. Fill free to leave questions or comments! Located in Lehi,UT
Lakeside Reading CenterDiagnosis and intervention of reading difficulties. Now providing support and services to schools. Lakeside Reading Center is the place where children come to receive the help they need for overcoming obstacles to learning. These obstacles may be minor if treatment is achieved early enough, or we service older children with a variety of educational needs. In our opinion, there are no limits to what a child can do.
Intervention Specialist: Mariam Herrmann, MA
4646 South 3500 West #2
Ogden, UT 84401
phone: (801) 732-9442
Slingerland Institute for LiteracyThe Slingerland Institute for Literacy is a non-profit organization that trains teachers to work with dyslexic students in their classrooms using the Slingerland Multisensory Approach (a classroom adaptation of Orton-Gillinham). This methodology is a simultaneous, multisensory, structured approach for teaching language arts in the classroom. The Slingerland Multisensory Approach for Teaching Language Arts Training Course is accredited at the Teacher and Instructor of Teaching levels by the International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council (IMSLEC).
Slingerland Contacts and Tutors in Utah:
Joyce M. Hofeling, M.Ed. (Click here for bio)
Stephanie Hofeling, M.A.Ed. (Click here for bio)
Reading to WritingAcademic Language Therapy is an intensive, multisensory, therapeutic program utilizing research based Alphabetic Phonics methodology. (Click here for more information on Alphabetic Phonics) It is designed to develop effective language and written communication skills through its expanded and enriched Orton Gillingham principles. Students will receive one-to-one therapy sessions using proven, engaging, multisensory approaches to address decoding and phonemic awareness skills, reading fluency and comprehension, handwriting, spelling and grammar, composition, learning strategies and skills in a structured progression. Through this therapy, in more than 40 years, many students have strengthened their reading and writing skills and their general confidence in their learning abilities.
Contact: Lise Rollert, Academic Language Therapist
1614 E. 26th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
phone: (801) 334-0598
Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah
Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity located just off I-15 and 7200 South in Midvale, Utah. Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah specializes in diagnosing and tutoring individuals with dyslexia in reading, spelling, and writing. The center also offers a Multi-Sensory math curriculum using the Touch Point and Math-U-See methods.
Nanci Ross the Executive Director of the center is a Certified Elementary Teacher with a Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Reading Disabilities. She has been teaching for over 25 years, but in the last 9 years has focused her efforts in helping those that struggle with dyslexia. Nanci is a Certified Dyslexia Testing Specialist from the University of San Diego, and can diagnose individuals as early as 5 years up to adult. Her testing will allow the parents to seek a 504 plan or add accommodations to an already existing IEP. Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah currently has ten certified Orton-Gillingham tutors on staff, with operating hours of 7am-7pm, Monday through Friday.
To find out more about what other services are offered, you can visit her website a www.dyslexiatutoringofutah.com, or e-mail Nanci at
for more information. Sliding fee scale is offered to those that qualify.
Contact: Nanci Ross
phone: 801-259-7005 or 801-566-3354
HEC Reading Horizons / Discover Intensive Phonics for YourselfBased on Orton Gillingham principles of instruction, Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself has been used for over thirty years to improve reading and spelling skills in students of all ages. The program employs a hands-on approach using a combination of direct instruction and the latest computer technologies. Proven particularly successful with children (K - 12) and adults who either struggle with reading or are learning to speak and read English. Pre-assessment tool places students on the appropriate entry level of work. Student progress is reinforced, monitored, and tracked via interactive software. Immediate feedback keeps students informed and motivated. Work is individualized and autonomous for meeting student learning needs and ensuring privacy while working.
website : www.readinghorizons.com
mailing address : PO Box 89, Bountiful, UT, 84011-0849
location : 60 North Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake, UT, 84054
phones : primary - 801-295-7054; 800-333-0054
fax : 801-295-7088
Pamela S. Plant, Ph.D.Comprehensive assessment & diagnosis of reading disorders (including dyslexia) and other academic learning problems. Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Utah and M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University. Currently working in both public and private settings. Has been conducting LD evaluations for 20 years, and is able to utilize tools and techniques from both psychology and special education.
1399 South 700 East, Suite 7; SLC, UT 84105
Scottish Rite Children's Learning Centers of UtahThe Scottish Rite Children's Learning Centers assist families of children with language and learning disabilities without charge. Children who qualify are paired with a therapist/tutor for 30 minute sessions once a week. Parents attend tutoring sessions with their child and receive practical suggestions for use at home, to better meet the needs of thier child.
Two locations are currently available:
1140-36th St., Suite #160, Ogden, UT 84403
and 3201B S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Utah Parent CenterThe Utah Parent Center is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to to provide training, information, referral and assistance to parents of children and youth with ALL disabilities including physical, mental, hearing, vision, learning, behavioral and emotional. Staff at the Center are primarily parents of children and youth with disabilities who carry the philosophy of...PARENTS HELPING PARENTS. The Utah Parent Center is an excellent resource for helping parents working through the IEP process for dylsexic children.
2290 E. 4500 S., #110
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
phone: (801) 272-1051
Utah State Library for the Blind and DisabledNovels, magazines, and some textbooks on tape. Large Print novels.
Radio Reading Service: Utah Newspapers read on the radio.
Utah State Library Division
Program for the Blind and Disabled
250 North 1950 West, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
phone: 1-800-662-5540, 715-6789
contact: Jalayne Jermain
Utah Legislative Coalition for People with DisabilitiesThe mission of the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities is to advocate for public policy affecting all people in the State of Utah who have disabilities.
275 East South Temple, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-1268
Co-Director Linda Smith
(801) 363-3300 Ext.15
LD on Line - An Interactive Guide to Learning DisabilitiesThis well designed and organized website should be the "next stop" for any parent, teacher, professional or other individual looking for up-to-date, in-depth information about learning disabilities. It includes introductory and detailed writings on a wide range of topics, a national calendar of events, an extensive network of national and local resources; art work and writings by children, parents, and other individuals with learning disabilities; discussion groups with parents and national experts; a bookstore; and more.
LD ResourcesMeet the creative and energetic Richard and Anne Wanderman on this website, and explore its contents: a variety of resources for the learning disabilities community and a special focus on learning and technology. The site includes essays, lists of resources, software to download, and contact information for national and regional organizations, conferences, and schools.
SchwabLearning.orgA Parent's Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Differences
SchwabLearning.org contains more than 300 articles on learning differences and disabilities. Features of the site include new content every week, free publications, database of LD organizations and service providers, message boards, opportunity to submit questions to experts, weekly email newsletter and information in Spanish/Espanol.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)formerly "The Orton Dyslexia Society"
The IDA is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. It was first established nearly 50 years ago to continue the pioneering work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, who was one of the first to identify dyslexia and its remediation. IDA offers an international network that brings professionals in the field of dyslexia and parents together for a common purpose. Contact IDA for referral services for testing and tutoring, and for free information on assistive technologies; medical and educational research; national and local conferences and seminars; legislation; public awareness; and effective teaching methods.
International Dyslexia Association
8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Building, Suite 382
Baltimore, MD 21204-6020
phone: (800) ABCD123 (for general information)
phone: (410) 296-0232 (for detailed information)
FAX: (410) 321-5069
Dyslexic Teacher OnlineInformation and resources for helping dyslexic pupils and students.
US Department of Education /Reading and Language Arts
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, LLCBright Solutions for Dyslexia, LLC is a training and consulting firm dedicated to creating effective resources for children and adults with dyslexia by educating parents, teachers, and other professionals about Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. We also train professional and volunteer tutors, as well as parents, in the Barton Reading & Spelling System, which takes dyslexic students' reading and spelling skills to the eighth-grade level.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)LDA was founded in 1964 by a group of concerned parents. Today it has 50 state affiliates, more than 775 local chapters, and over 60,000 members, including parents, professionals, and others. LDA is devoted to defining and finding solutions for a broad spectrum of learning problems. For a free packet of information and referral to the nearest chapter, contact:
Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
phone: (888) 300-6710
phone: (412) 341-1515
FAX: (412) 344-0224
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)NCLD is committed to "improving the lives of the millions of Americans affected by learning disabilities." It provides information, services, and programs nationwide to benefit children and adults with learning disabilities, their families, educators, and other helping professionals. Resources and services include: national information and referral (including an extensive computerized database with state by state resource listings of schools, diagnostic clinics, etc.); educational programs, including national and regional summits; public outreach and communications; and legislative advocacy and public policy. They publish an outstanding, informative magazine, Their World, and will send free information on a variety of topics.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Ave. South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
phone: (888) 575-7373 (for general information)
phone: (212) 545-7510 (for detailed information)
FAX: (212) 545-9665
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)RFB&D was established in 1948 to provide recorded textbooks to veterans blinded in WW II. Today, RFB&D provides educational materials at every academic level in recorded and computerized formats to individuals who are unable to use standard print. Books, texts, and reference materials are available to people with dyslexia, or with visual, perceptual, or physical disabilities.
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
phone: (800) 221-4792
phone: (609) 452-0606
FAX: (609) 987-8116
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)CEC is an international, professional association with over 52,000 educator members who are primarily special education teachers, administrators, college faculty, and education consultants. Their principal purpose is to advance the education of all exceptional children and youth. DLD is the division of the CEC that focuses on the special needs of individuals with learning disabilities. CEC conducts an annual conference and publishes a newsletter and magazines.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091-1589
phone: (888) 232-7733
phone: (703) 620-3660
website (CEC): www.cec.sped.org
website (DLD): www.edap.bgsu.edu/faculty/seanj/DLD
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)The CLD is an international organization of and for professionals who establish standards of excellence and promote innovative strategies for research and practice through collaboration and advocacy.
Council for Learning Disabilities
P.O. Box 40303
Overland Park, KS 66204
phone: (913) 492-8755
FAX: (913) 492-2546
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC)The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC) is part of the US Department of Education's information network. ERIC EC responds to requests for information on special/gifted education, serves as a resource and referral center for the general public, conducts general information searches, and publishes and disseminates free or low-cost information on special/gifted education research, programs, and practices.
phone: 1-800-328-0272 (V/TTY)
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)NICHCY is an information clearinghouse that provides free information on disabilities and related issues, focusing on children and youth (birth to age 35). Free services include personal responses, referrals, technical assistance and general information searches.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
phone: (800) 695-0285 (V/TTY)
phone: (202) 884-8200
FAX: (202) 884-8441
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