Language Based Reading Disorders

Reading disorders occur when a person has trouble with any part of the reading process. Reading and language-based learning disabilities are commonly called dyslexia. These disorders are present from a young age and usually result from specific differences in the way the brain processes language.

There are many different symptoms and types of reading disorders, and not everyone with a reading disorder has every symptom. People with reading disorders may have problems recognizing words that they already know and may also be poor spellers. Other symptoms may include the following:

  • Trouble with handwriting
  • Difficulty reading quickly
  • Problems reading with correct expression
  • Problems understanding the written word

Reading disorders are not a type of intellectual and development disorder, and they are not a sign of lower intelligence or unwillingness to learn.

Therapy Essentials’ Therapists treat the following:

  • Phonological Awareness Skills
  • Oral Reading/Decoding Skills
  • Reading Comprehension Skills
  • Spelling Skills

We currently offer the following programs:

  • LiPS Program : The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech
  • V/V Program : Visualizing & Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking
    Hear Builder Scientific Learning Products including Fast Forward.
  • Scientific Learning Products including Fast Forward: A computerized reading intervention that addresses specific areas of weakness (memory, attention, processing, language, phonological awareness).