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-- Parent of a seventh grader
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-- Parent of 4th grade child
"The best decision I made in my quest to get my son the help he needed to overcome his reading problems was to call Rosemarie Hoffman. She was warm, patient, and very competent. I was so impressed with her. I asked that she tutor my son after he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia and dysgraphia. My son loved her, and so did I. He went from reading eleven correct words per minute, to almost reading at grade level in less than a year. I would recommend her to anyone whose child is struggling to read. "
-- Parent of a second grader
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-- College sophomore from Delaware
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Almost 1 in 5 people have difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling due to dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that is primarily manifest by a difficulty with the written language, especially reading, writing, and spelling. Dyslexia literally means “difficulty with words.” Those with dyslexia have trouble with reading, writing, and spelling, despite having at least average intelligence.
Often those with dyslexia have special talents in other areas, such as athletics, music, art, science, mechanical skills, and people skills. Many famous individuals have had dyslexia, including John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Woodrow Wilson, Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Robin Williams, Lindsay Wagner, George C. Scott, George Burns, Anthony Hopkins, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Cher, Beethoven, John Lennon, Mozart, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Nicolai Tesla, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, The Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, Galileo, Steven Hawkings, Louis Pasteur, Jules Verne, John Grisham, Charles Schwab, Bill Hewlett, and others.
If a person has three or more of the following symptoms, that person may have dyslexia. A person can be reliably screened for dyslexia through formal dyslexia testing.
All of the previously listed symptoms plus:
Education history similar to the previous, plus:
Dyslexia can make it difficult for a person to reach their potential; however, dyslexia is a treatable condition. Most people with dyslexia can learn to read, write, spell, and succeed academically with the proper intensive instruction from a qualified dyslexia tutor.
Dyslexia tutoring should be done using an Orton-Gillingham based multisensory systematic program that has a proven track record. People with dyslexia need to be taught differently so that their strengths can be utilized and their weak areas improved.
If school accommodations are needed while the dyslexia is being remediated, a person can be tested for dyslexia and a written report prepared for the school.
Accommodations can help a person succeed in school and not be penalized for difficulties with reading and spelling. These accommodations could include reduced homework, extra time for testing, oral testing, not being required to copy from the board or from books, not being graded down for spelling errors, and modified spelling lists.
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