Atlantic Highlands Learning Disabilities
Empowered Learning Transformation Centers
Let’s get your child reading...
Helping your child succeed.
Effective dyslexia remediation specifically designed for older struggling readers (age 7+).
Should I Test my Child for Dyslexia?
Every child is unique, and every child deserves our support to help them succeed. Reading struggles have neurological origins and have typically nothing to do with IQ. Today's educational approaches leave an estimated 10% of students behind in reading. Around 90% of them are never tested, and never helped. Dynaread is in a passionate quest since 2006 to help fight adolescent low literacy. We want your child to succeed! and reach their beautiful God-given potential. Is Dyslexia testing necessary? Emphatically Yes! Struggling readers are at risk: Serious risk. Compassion and honesty requires us to share two potential vulnerabilities your child may face.
Vulnerability #1: The risk of remaining functionally illiterate. This risk opens the door to a whole basket of other risks.
Our language-filled world is hostile to them. They cannot connect with it and cannot properly interact with it.
Yet, dyslexic children have often developed excellent coping skills, which make them highly suitable for spatial fields, such as entrepreneuring, architecture, or the arts.
But only if they can sufficiently connect with life and society. Research shows that not all can. This is why it is so important to win the struggling child's heart.
To demonstrate the grounds for our passion to see children succeed in reading, please check these research-based findings.
Linda Siegel, PhD, and Hazel E.A. McBride, PhD, conducted research on Learning Disabilities and Adolescent Suicide. The results showed that 89% of the 27 adolescents who committed suicide had significant deficits in spelling and handwriting.
Source: Learning Disabilities and Adolescent Suicide.
The 2003 NAAL reported significantly different (= lower) literacy performance by prison inmates as compared to average non-imprisoned Americans. Being less able to constructively participate in society lowers the threshold into the world of crime.
Source: The crime risk of illiteracy - 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
Dyslexic students, when not remediated, run increased risks of depression. This topic has been widely researched.
Literature list: Dyslexia and Depression: The Hidden Sorrow (Psychiatry Theory, Applications and Treatments).
Vulnerability #2: The risk of consecutive failure. This is logical, because—to date—nothing has really worked for them.
This is why Empowered Learning Transformation Centers approach to reading remediation is focused first and foremost on recovering the child's motivation and believe in self. And this is why we have developed our PMP Dyslexia Assessment Test to be non-threatening and enjoyable.
We start with the well-known Matching Game (match the pictures), while measuring Working Memory, and then progress to a short series of individual word reading exercises.
And we close with a comprehension test. The moment we have collected enough information, we discontinue the test. That point differs for every child. No child is ever left struggling or embarrassed.
We conclude the test with a questionnaire for you to complete. Just 10 questions that will provide us with an initial background understanding, before we personally review the assessment results.
Are reading struggles common? Language-based learning disabilities are very common. About 15-20% of the English-speaking student population have a language-based learning disability. Of all students with any kind of specific learning disability, 70-80% have deficits in reading. Source: International Dyslexia Association. The question is: Who has the disability? Your child? Or could it be that the Learn to Read methods do not quite match the way your child learns? Or both? Empowered Learning Transformation Centers Special Education Corporation is privately owned, and our team's passion is "Service." We want to make reading help available for everyone. We see reading assistance not as a luxury, but as a necessity, and want to give every child the ability to overcome their reading struggles. We avoid costly overheads and pursue our primary objective: Reading remediation at the lowest price in the market. We want to see children succeed. Period.
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