Dyslexia Institutes of America has announced the opening of its diagnostic testing and therapy center in Lone Tree for individuals living with Dyslexia.
Founded by Dr. Elaine Jett in 1997, Dyslexia Institutes of America offers a battery of 11 diagnostic tests to determine what type of Dyslexia is present and the level of severity.
Wendy Sorrentino, resident of CPN and owner of the Colorado clinic says, “Dyslexia is much more common than one may believe, and we offer an individualized, therapeutic approach not currently provided in the public schools, learning centers, or tutoring programs.”
According to the International Dyslexia Association, “current studies suggest that 15 to 20 percent of the population has a reading disability. Of those, 85 percent has dyslexia. Dyslexia tends to run in families; dyslexic parents are very likely to have children who are dyslexic.
People who are very bright can be dyslexic. They are often gifted in areas that do not require strong language skills, such as art, computer science, design, drama, electronics, math, mechanics, music, physics, sales, and sports.”
Some common signs of dyslexia include difficulty learning common nursery rhymes, remembering letter names and sounds, writing letters of the alphabet, sounding out words, remembering sight words, remembering how to spell words, blending sounds together, and remembering phonic rules with multi-step instructions.
For more information, contact Wendy Sorrentino at the Dyslexia Institutes of America, at (303) 799-4049.