Dyslexia Help

The word dyslexia refers to the struggles of a child, teen, or adult who reads poorly. It means “poor with words or trouble with reading.” It can mean that someone is having trouble reading out loud, reading fluently, reading new words, and/or pronouncing words correctly. It is often mistakenly linked to just letter reversal, because of that misperception, many dyslexic children who don’t reverse letters go unidentified and untreated and don’t receive the dyslexia help they need.

How common is Dyslexia?

A research by the International Dyslexia Association shows that as many as 15 – 20 percent of the population exhibits symptoms of dyslexia.
Parents and teachers should pay careful attention if a child struggles with some or all of the following:

  • Pronouncing new words
  • Transferring what is heard to what is seen and vice versa.
  • Distinguishing similarities/difference in words (no, on)
  • Weak at letter sound discrimination (pin, pen)
  • Low reading comprehension

So why exactly are some people poor readers?

Genetics can contribute to learning struggles, but research has proven that the root of most reading struggles is the result of weak cognitive skills. The cognitive skills that are most often weak in struggling readers include phonemic awareness and auditory processing. When these core skills are weak, reading fluency becomes difficult to achieve.
Characteristics of dyslexia:

  • Family history of reading problems
  • Predominant in males (2:1, male: female)
  • Average/above average IQ, debunking the myth that people with Dyslexia have poor intelligence
  • Math proficiency not uncommon
  • Poor spelling
  • Auditory language difficulties in word ending, fluency, meaning, or sequence

Dyslexia Symptoms

  • Struggles pronouncing new words
  • Weak at letter sound discrimination (pin, pen)
  • Poor at distinguishing similarities/differences in
  • Difficulty transferring what is heard to what is seen and vice versa
  • Low reading comprehension


The Brain Workshop provides professional cognitive skills evaluation using the Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement, and/or the Gray Oral Reading Test to pinpoint the exact cause of learning problems. The tests measure all cognitive skills including memory, processing speed, visual and auditory processing, logic and reasoning, and attention.
In people with dyslexia, the weakest cognitive skills are phonemic awareness and auditory processing, although other areas may suffer as well.

Dyslexia Treatment

The Brain Workshop cognitive skills training provides needed dyslexia help through attacking the root causes of dyslexia by strengthening weak cognitive skills – especially phonemic awareness and auditory processing.
Unlike tutoring, which focuses on specific academic subjects (like History), The Brain Workshop cognitive skills training treats the causes of learning struggles to help children, teens and adults excel in school, sports, the workplace and extracurricular activities (like music, art and dance).

Students completing The Brain Workshop program usually see three to four years of improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks!!

Call today to have your child’s cognitive skills tested!

What’s the next step?

You don’t have to guess what is causing reading struggles for you, your child or for someone else. The best way to pinpoint the exact cause of learning problems is to schedule a Cognitive Skills Assessment. A cognitive assessment at The Brain Workshop is reasonably priced, takes about an hour, and will give you lots of great insights you can really use.

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