Up to 20% of Austin children are dyslexic…
Far too few are identified and receiving intervention.
We Are Going To Change That.
You Can Help.
Dyslexia Therapist Training
Join Us On The Front Line
The Dyslexia Therapist Training Program is a multisensory, structured language training curriculum for individuals who have already completed a 4-year degree and who are interested in becoming Certified Academic Language Therapists.
Dyslexia Center of Austin offers dyslexia training courses for classroom teachers, reading specialist, interventionist, special education teachers, and dyslexia therapist, including, Rite Flight: A Classroom Reading Rate and Reading Comprehension, and Pre-Flight, an Introduction for Young Students to Take Flight.
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Why We Need Your Help?
- One in five students, 15-20% of the population, has a language based learning disability.
- 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia.
- Dyslexia is not an emotional disorder, but the frustrating nature of this learning disability, especially without intervention, can lead to feelings of anxiety, anger, low self–esteem and depression.
- 2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
- 66% of those incarcerated have a learning disability, the majority being reading-based.
- 62% of non-readers dropped out of high school.
- 30% of students with dyslexia also struggle with ADHD.
Together We Can Make a Difference
"My daughter Charlee went to bed reading. Woke up early this morning to read. And got ready in a hurry to read some more at 6:30am.
Thank you Kelly Jones O'Mullan, Dyslexia Center of Austin, Take Flight Instructors Katy Vassar & Stephanie Toman and Kiker Elementary teacher Jewellyn Forrest.
In 9 months, you have provided a turnaround that is nothing short of miraculous in light of her initial struggles. For my daughter to know the joy of reading and learning... this is a gift you all helped deliver that we are so very grateful for.”