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Parent Education Meetings


Sometimes, it would be nice if you could just sit and talk to a real, live person about all the information you are finding.  We know that surfing the internet for information is not enough.  That’s why we have twice monthly, free parent education meetings.  The journey of helping your child have a smoother ride through school is filled with potholes, and we want to help you navigate that journey.


We’ve been in your shoes, and we know what it feels like to pour over web sites searching for answers. We pick topics to help you make informed decisions about the education of your child.


The topics change monthly and we detail our topics on the Aspire Academy Facebook Page. You can register for the meetings using the form below or through the event form on our Facebook Event Page.


Stop by!  We’d love to see you!


Past meeting topics:

  1. ADHD or Dyslexia...Learn the Differences and How They Overlap.
  2. Learning and Attention Issues - What Are They?
  3. How to Succeed in School Despite Obstacles
  4. What is Dyslexia?
  5. Dyslexia and Preparing for College...What Do You Need to Do?
  6. What is the Orton-GIllingham Method and How Does It Help Struggling Readers?



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Our Services


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 just heard your ad on the radio today. Heidi helped our son a few years ago, and we are very thankful!! He is almost done with his first semester at the University of Iowa majoring in Biomedical Engineering! The SDS office at Iowa also accepted his dyslexia documentation so he was granted extra time to take exams, leniency on spelling/grammar and a distraction free testing environment. Thank you for all your help!"

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