Dyslexia Help In Eden Prairie
Tutoring & Brain Training for Dyslexia
At LearningRx - Eden Prairie, our brain training programs can help a wide range of learning disabilities or difficulties, including the struggles typically associated with dyslexia. Our programs are based on over 35 years of research and our team members have helped to sharpen the underlying cognitive skills of clients who have been diagnosed with dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a neurological processing disorder specifically dealing with the speed of processing sound and the linking of phonological code to the written word.
Cognitive skills are tied to learning and comprehension and many of our clients have reported faster learning abilities after utilizing our services. Learn more about how LearningRx - Eden Prairie can help if you or your child are struggling with dyslexia in the Eden Prairie area.
The most common type is Dysphonetic Dyslexia, or phonological dyslexia, which is a disruption of the phonological processing or auditory processing skill and results in the person having extreme difficulty linking the coded language of English to the letter sound. This results in a breakdown of the sound to code transfer similar to traffic backlog on a bridge. The synaptic connections that form the instant connection of the visual print to the sound link are disrupted and cause the person to struggle with understanding language. Seventy-five percent of people with dyslexia historically have this type and it is most noted in younger children.
Visual Dyslexia impacts visual processing, meaning the brain does not receive all the images or full picture of what the eye is seeing, and this can have severe implications for learning to form letters and spelling as these rely on the correct sequences of letters. This is the type many people think of when they think of dyslexia as the letters move on the page or invert or run.
Dyseidetic Dyslexia is a processing issue with language. This type of dyslexia causes the person to have comprehension issues as they have trouble seeing the whole word. Words have shape and texture and link with pictures in the visual processing part of the brain. If the visual processor is not functioning efficiently, then the person may struggle with perceiving the full picture of the word. Generally these students struggle with sight words and cannot seem to memorize them.
Attentional Dyslexia is not subject to ADD diagnosis, but rather deals with letter migration. The main characterization of this type of dyslexia is a child who is a fluent reader but often miscalls words and switches the word order randomly and without cause/reason. This most often affects the comprehension of the text and can result in a child who reads well but struggles to pass tests. Often memory is a factor as well as processing speed.
Brain training works to restore efficiency and increase the ability of children and adults with these various struggles. LearningRx strengthens the weak cognitive skills through intensive one-to-one brain training involving sequenced, individualized instruction that is multisensory and personalized to the individual student. The customization of this intensive training allows the brain trainer to deliver this instruction in the areas most inhibited by weak function and allows the brain to begin to build new synaptic growth resulting in a better and more efficient learning process.
Traditional school and tutoring approaches rarely address the full range of cognitive deficiencies inherent in students with dyslexia. Brain training goes beyond what Orton Gillingham or other forms of tutoring can do by also addressing weaknesses in memory, attention, processing speed, and logic & reasoning.
Why Children with Dyslexia Struggle in School
Traditional schooling can often leave children behind, particularly if those children need additional support. Even traditional tutoring methods can be difficult for children with dyslexia, since tutoring relies on repetition and memorization.
At LearningRx - Eden Prairie, we pair cognitive brain training with skill development. This means we don’t teach subject matter lessons and hope the child retains the information, instead we develop the skills to retain the information the first time. You can learn more about our methods and programs during a consultation with our team.
Experiences by Families of Dyslexia students
Reading achievement results achieved by 2,264 LearningRx clients with a self-reported diagnosis of dyslexia are shown in the following graph:
LearningRx surveyed parents of 109 students with dyslexia who completed a LearningRx training program and received the following feedback:
- Many parents reported classroom improvements such as faster reading, improved reading comprehension, and stronger memory for details.
- Almost half of the parents reported better grades after completing brain training, and more than half reported increased confidence in school.
- Parents also reported more positive relationships with peers, more independence in completing homework, and increased participation and better performance in sports.
Below are links to two videos which tell the story of a boy and an adult who came to LearningRx with reading issues. These news stories were broadcast on Twin Cities Live and demonstrate what brain training looks like.
If someone in your family is struggling with dyslexia or reading issues contact the Eden Prairie LearningRx center to discuss how we may be able to help.
Additional Dyslexia Information & Resources:
- What Does Dyslexia Feel Like?
- Dispelling the Myth About Dyslexia
- The real cause of Dyslexia: Brain Scans Show the Story
- Learning to Read When You Have Dyslexia
- 12 Dyslexia Myths and the Truth