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dyslexia screening
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A dyslexia screen is a low-cost way to determine if your child shows signs.
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dyslexia tutoring
dyslexia tutoring
We help students who struggle with reading, writing, spelling, decoding and sight words.

Welcome to Aspire Academy

Aspire Academy provides dyslexia screening and dyslexia tutoring, individualized ACT Prep and Summer Academic Enrichment programs. Centrally located in Urbandale, Iowa just west of Merle Hay Mall, we provide a home-like atmosphere and services where children feel comfortable and excel.

 

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We Have The Answers

You are here because you are looking for answers. You are trying to discover the best route to help you child succeed.  As a mother, I have been in your shoes searching for answers, and as a dyslexia tutor who has helped over 100 children succeed, I know answers are out there.

 

Call us today to discuss our programs at 515-978-4312

 


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Summer Camp Registration Open
April 03 2018
Read about our summer programs! Download the registration form!

Note-taking and Dyslexia...why it fails.
March 01 2018
Read our latest blog on why the 504 accommodation for pre-printed notes and study guides is so vital for a student with dyslexia.

ADHD, Dyslexia or Both?
December 14 2017
ADHD and Dyslexia have overlapping symptoms. This article and its links provide information on what each disorder looks like.



Recent Blog Posts



Aspire Summer Camps
April 02 2018
Registration is open for Aspire Summer Camps. Call 515-978-4312 to sign up!


Providing Notes to Students with Dyslexia
March 01 2018
Students with dyslexia find it almost impossible to take notes during a lecture. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder. Dyslexia makes it hard to write and spell, and taking notes during a lecture causes the dyslexic student to make a choice - do I listen and absorb the information, or do


Dyslexia and Reversals? Why Do They Occur?
March 01 2018
Backwards b and d's? Upside down m's and w's? P's and g's giving fits? Learn why people with dyslexia may reverse letters and even all the letters in a word (like was and saw). It has nothing to do with vision.



Customer Comments

"I could write a book about the problems we had regarding our son and his learning disability. He was finally diagnosed at UW Madison. We sent him to a special reading camp in Northern Wisconsin for two summers which used the Orton Gillingham method only to have his regular teachers ignore everything he learned so he would back slide. I had a boss who trained pilots during the war who told me that when schools stopped teaching phonics you could see these kids coming out of the woodwork. But no one wants to listen. Yes, we can cut back on our education budgets and use that money to build more prisons because that is where a lot of our young people with disabilities will end up. God bless you for having a program to help these young people. Thank you."

★★★★★
Sandy W.
Des Moines, IA