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dyslexia screening
dyslexia screening
A dyslexia screen is a low-cost way to determine if your child shows signs.
general tutoring
Parent education
free parent education meetings to help navigate dyslexia resources
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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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.

We help kids everyday improve their reading and spelling!
November 30 2017
80% of children with IEPs for reading have undiagnosed dyslexia states the American Academy of Pediatrics. Aspire Academy helps children and teens achieve grade level reading. If you have a child who struggles to read chapter books, continually misspells common words, and home work is a struggle..

Recent Blog Posts

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

Is it really ADHD?
December 13 2017
ADHD or Dyslexia...both cause problems with attention and reading. What do the experts say? Read this quick article and investigate what is known about the two conditions.

What Schools Won't Tell You...
November 30 2017
Children and adults who are poor spellers and slow readers are wired differently. With the right reading programs, you can be reading at grade level and above in 18-36 months.

Customer Comments

"I was at my wits end. I knew something wasn't right and my high school son just kept struggling. I reached out to Heidi and she helped us assess the obstacles to my son's success and came up with clear tactics to overcome them, all the while making my son feel like he COULD do it. As a result of Heidi's coaching he scored a 28 on the ACT and will graduate from high school in May."

Brooke B.
Urbandale, IA