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Reading Intervention

The Central Missouri Therapy SPOT provides expert treatment and tutoring services for dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The earlier the impairment is identified, the easier it is to remediate, and the better chance your child has of being successful in school.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usual experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.

Signs of Dyslexia and other common reading difficulties may include (but are not limited to):

                               Preschool:                                                                                                     Other Reading Difficulties:

                               Delay in talking;                                                                                            articulation problems Reading Comprehension

                               Difficulty recognizing and producing rhymes                                               Spelling errors

                               Difficulty learning to tie their shoes                                                              Auditory processing disorders

                               Difficulty remembering and following directions                                         Anxiety

                               Confusion of left vs. right                                                                             Short-term memory recall

                               Trouble memorizing their address, phone number or                                    Struggles with word problems 

                                              alphabet                                                                                                       Visual processing

                                Up the sounds and syllables in long words                                                  Difficulty following directions

                                Difficulty with recalling facts/numbers                                                         Doesn’t understand jokes and expressions

Elementary School:

Difficulty learning sound/symbol correspondences

Letter or number reversal continuing past the end of first grade

Confusion of letters whose sounds are similar (d/t, b/p, f/v)

Often can't remember sight words (they, were, does) or homonyms (their, they're, there)

Difficulty segmenting words into individual sounds and blending sounds to form words

Difficulty telling time with a clock with hands

Trouble with math

Makes predictable reading spelling errors involving guessing based on shape or context, difficulties with sequencing sound/symbols resulting in reversal of letters (post, pots), omissions (stun, sun), additions(burnt/bunt), substitutions (horse/house), and transpositions(stop/pots)

Skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)

Ignores prefixes and suffixes

Difficulty remembering and applying spelling rules

Difficulty with reading comprehension and learning new information from text because of underlying word recognition difficulties

Significant problems with written language due to problems with spelling and organization

Difficulty finding the appropriate word when speaking, word retrieval issues

May dread going to school

Slow, choppy reading

Sessions will include 1:1 language based multisensory treatment designed to the meet the specific needs of the client.

Treatment is intensive, direct, and systematic in which skills continue to be weaved throughout the therapy process.

Reading Facts

  • The more you read the more you know!
  • It takes an adult reading to teach a child to read.
  • By age 2 a child who is read to every day will have heard 2 million different words!

Susan Barton Method

We use the Barton Method for Dyslexia tutoring.  This method is a multi-sensory method and has the research to back it up!  Check out the website: for additional information.  

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