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Dyslexia Tutoring


If your child has dyslexia, Orton-Gillingham based tutoring is the fastest way to help them achieve grade-level reading and spelling.  The International Dyslexia Association and The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 200 hours of Orton-Gillingham tutoring, at a minimum of two-hours per week, for students with dyslexia.


Aspire Academy uses the Wilson Reading System as its Orton-Gillingham method. All of our tutors are trained by the Wilson Academy at their three-day, in-person, 18-hour course, and all tutors then have access to the Wilson Academy web site for training videos and additional support. Reading is a life skill, parents are investing money and time...choose the best.


In addition, Heidi Kroner, Executive Director, has completed her Wilson Level 1 Certification, and she is working to complete her Level 2 Certification. She is one of only 5 people in the state of Iowa with this certification level. Heidi keeps current with continuing education to stay up-to-date on the best methods to help kids with dyslexia.


We tutor from 7 AM - 7 PM Monday - Friday.


We tutor at our Urbandale location, in private schools and at student homes.  We are able to tutor at homes and at schools if the logistics work for our tutors, the school and the family involved.


Check out our teaching philosophy here...https://www.aspireiowa.com/our-teaching-philosopy.php


Signing Up for Dyslexia Tutoring

Scheduling can be quite complex, so we prefer you call our office to schedule tutoring.  We will work to create a consistent schedule for you and your child.


To register, please call (515) 978-4312

Or use the contact form and we'll get in touch with you.



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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