Dyslexia Help & Treatment Options
Dyslexia is not a life sentence. Profound change is possible.
Before seeking dyslexia help, there are two things to know:
- Dyslexia is not a condition or affliction. It is simply an unexpected difficulty with reading, indicated around age 7 or so, caused most often by processing delays.
- While the classic dyslexia symptom is visual, switching of letters, most dyslexia symptoms are reading or language related, because reading is essentially a language skill — text is language in a visual format.
Types of Dyslexia Help
There are two strategies for dealing with dyslexia: (1) manage the symptoms with tutoring, etc. or (2) target the source of dyslexia to try to resolve it once and for all.
Most parents seek the first option for dyslexia help using tutors or approaches that deal with the consequences of dyslexia, such as difficulty learning to decode or help with homework. Because tutoring does not resolve the underlying difficulty, it often entails years of work — expensive for the parent and frustrating for the child who labors on with the dyslexia untreated.
While parents choose tutoring because it familiar, there are reasons to consider the second option:
- Being career-ready in today’s knowledge economy means being an enthusiastic lifelong learner. This is only really possible if your child is free of learning impediments, making it a priority to overcome dyslexia as early in life as possible.
- Dyslexia can be treated. Improved knowledge of the brain has lead to interventions that now make it possible to address the language processing and cognitive delays at the source of most forms of dyslexia.
Before retreating to a managing-the-symptoms approach for your child, you consider approaches that have the potential to overcome dyslexia once and for all. Gemm Learning’s dyslexia treatment is part of this new wave of brain-based interventions.
Get Effective Dyslexia Help From Gemm Learning
Our Fast ForWord software addresses language processing and other cognitive difficulties — attention delays, sequencing and/or working memory issues — related to dyslexia.
The program uses age-appropriate adaptive exercises, based on neuroscience principles, in an individualized sequence designed by Gemm Learning. These exercises build essential cognitive skills — so-called MAPS, working Memory, Attention, Processing and Sequencing — step by step to the levels required for reading and learning efficiency.
Our elementary-age programs focus primarily on phonemic awareness, reading speed, fluency and comprehension and learning efficiency. Our middle and high school programs cover this territory also and then develop to higher-order reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.
Our dyslexia programs by age
Many of our students improve to the point where they no longer need dyslexia help — they exhibit no signs of dyslexia — in just a few months.