dyslexia-support

Ever wonder if you might have a learning disability? Do you suspect you have dyslexia?  

Take a look at this list, does this fit for you? 

  • Highly intelligent/high IQ, but might not test well academically
  • Struggles with school, but not enough to need additional help
  • Often perceived as not trying hard enough
  • Poor self-esteem, refers to self as dumb  
  • Overly emotional about school and reading
  • Difficulty managing time and paying attention
  • Headaches and dizziness from reading
  • Poor handwriting
  • Extremely reactive to environment
  • Difficulty telling left from right
  • Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences or verbal explanations
  • Exhibits repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words
  • Rubs eyes a lot or talks of movement on page when reading
  • Difficulty spelling
  • Disorganized
  • Determined and sensitive
  • Clumsy

Dyslexia effects 1 out of 5 people and is genetic.

A high percentage of people affected by dyslexia also have ADD/ADHD.

Dysgraphia makes writing and communicating written thoughts difficult and is often found in conjunction with dyslexia.

Are you ready to invest the time and end the struggles associated with dyslexia and other SLDs?

 

LET’S GET STARTED

Meet Annie

Annie would be considered dyslexic with ADD.
Does her story sound familiar?

Many would describe Annie as sweet, imaginative and a complete joy to be around. Often lost in her own world of fantasy, Annie does her homework as quickly as possible and then is out the door to play.

 

But Annie is entering the 4th grade and although so far, she has been able to basically keep up at school, she has always struggled a little with reading, spelling and multiplication tables. Now, she’s beginning to fall behind in these subjects and has started to feel frustrated, avoiding her homework. Her mother is discouraged and knows that there is something holding Annie back, yet she still feels frustrated while helping Annie with her homework. She feels like Annie is unfocused and defiant in her behavior which seems to be getting worse. Within a few moments of working together, they are both in tears or screaming at each other.

Annie had an assessment with Shift and has started BIT. Both Annie and her mother were given journals to take notes about before and after changes that they might be noticing. After the first few hours of protocol, Annie’s mom is already reporting changes.

After the final session, they were asked to summarize the changes they had experienced. Annie’s mother noted:

“I cannot believe the differences we are seeing in Annie. This is not just a change in her skill levels, although we are already seeing an increase in her abilities in reading and math. This is about the fact that she no longer argues when it is time to do her homework, suddenly that has been replaced with a “Yes Ma’am” and then a half an hour of complete attention and focus, with no tears and no screaming.

Annie came to me and asked me to help her organize her room which I did and with no prompting, Annie straightens up every night before bed. Her self confidence has increased so much, she has asked to try new, more challenging games. She is engaged and helpful both around the house and at school. Above all, Annie and I have not had an argument since she finished BIT. Not one! It brings tears to my eyes to think of the life long struggle we would have had to communicate if we had not gone through BIT. After watching the changes that have occurred for Annie, I am ready to go through the process myself!”