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Dyslexia Tutoring

 

All of our teachers receive expert training and have access to expert resources. No other dyslexia learning center in the Des Moines metro invests in dyslexia training and certification for their tutors like we do.

 

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 12 people in the state 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 3:00 - 6:30 Monday - Friday.

 

If your child attends a private school, we will consider tutoring at schools during the school day, dependent upon tutor availability and school permission.  We will also consider tutoring in your home before school starts, if their is a trained tutor available and open. A travel charge will be assigned for driving to your school or home.


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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Announcements

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



Reading Problems and Dyslexia: A Discussion with Aspire Academy and Bluebird Integrative Pediatrics
August 28 2018
The most common reading disorder is dyslexia, but it often goes undetected. Learn if your child's reading struggles could be related to dyslexia.


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