We understand the struggle your student is experiencing and how to help!
Tennessee Dyslexia Centers utilize a structured literacy multi-sensory approach, with dyslexia therapy for first grade through high school. We focus on helping students who are dyslexic, or have different learning styles, and struggle being successful in the classroom. Understanding who they are and how they learn allows them to feel confident and builds their self-esteem.
Our dyslexia therapy program is designed to meet your student’s needs in reading and spelling and to strengthen their areas of weakness. We combine sound symbol, grapheme-phoneme relationship strategies, visualization of word/spelling techniques, auditory and visual cognitive skill-building, to help your dyslexic student achieve success.
Because we specialize in Orton-Gillingham, and Lindamood-Bell approaches, we are able to develop an effective individualized therapy plan
that will benefit your son or daughter.
We begin the process with an interview, reviewing any previous testing information regarding your student. Previous testing is not necessary in order to enroll at the center, because we can make evaluations to determine strengths and weaknesses in several areas. Our main focus is whether or not TDC can meet your student’s needs! Dyslexia screening is available for your student. Once determined, matching the best teacher with your student’s personality is considered. Our staff is trained extensively and will implement a plan that builds confidence and motivates students to see their potential.
A structured literacy approaches emphasize systematic teaching of all important components of literacy. These components include both foundational skills (e.g., decoding, spelling) and higher-level literacy skills (e.g., reading comprehension, written expression). This approach also emphasizes oral language abilities essential to literacy development, including phonemic awareness, sensitivity to speech sounds in oral language, and the ability to manipulate those sounds.
The TDC uses a Orton Gillingham and Lindamood Bell multi-sensory approaches, which stimulates all areas of the brain. Both are structured literacy approaches to helping dyslexic students achieve their potential. Your student will work with 8 to 10 different activities in a 2-hour time period. We strive to create a fun learning environment, which is how intervention should be. You will be asked to work 30 minutes, 4 times a week before returning to the office for the next session. These home activities will aid your student in moving through the dyslexia therapy more quickly.
Dyslexia Office Therapy
We provide the following dyslexia therapy: phonological training, reading and spelling development, comprehension of information read or heard, visual and auditory therapy, and processing (which includes rapid-naming and memory-building). Each student has a tailored plan to meet his or her needs for success. This dyslexia therapy is provided once a week for 2 hours. Therapy more than once a week is provided for more concentrated training. Private and semi-private dyslexia therapy is available.
Home Tutoring (Not available at present due to COVID-19)
We can come to your home and provide limited therapy. Phonological decoding, reading and spelling development, comprehension training, visual and auditory training, and some processing development are some of the areas we can work on at your home. This therapy is provided once a week for 2 hours. A quiet place away from the family area must be provided. This therapy works well if the student can focus without distractions from the family.
We will also work with your school and come there for therapy if available.
This therapy is best for students who need limited processing therapy.
Subject-tutoring includes reading, language, history, science, Spanish, and math. This is done for 1 to 1-½ hours, depending on the need. This tutoring is available once to twice a week, either in office, school, or home.
We also provide study skills, test-taking development, organization strategies, exam preparation, and
executive function assessment and development.