Online Dyslexia Instruction

Students with dyslexia can become confident readers.

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For students who learn differently, like those with dyslexia, the process is frustrating and exhausting—and as a parent, watching your child struggle is heartbreaking.

With our programs, children overcome dyslexia. With early intervention from our team of compassionate, expert instructors, students with dyslexia become confident readers and enthusiastic learners.
Our program is both rigorous and fun. Children have a blast as they learn. What families can expect:

●      A free consultation, where we actively listen to understand what’s getting in the way of the student’s reading success.
●      A comprehensive evaluation to pinpoint the cause of the difficulty.
●      A custom-tailored reading improvement plan.
●      Targeted instruction, with the right team of people to fit your child’s specific needs.
●      Daily online sessions that are live, interactive, and 1:1.
●      Real-time progress tracked with a thorough dashboard.
●      Meetings with families for regular process updates and collaboration with the child’s teachers.

If your child seems to be struggling with reading or spelling, they’re not alone! We’ve worked with thousands of students who need a bit of a boost, and we can help yours, too.

Do you suspect your child has dyslexia?

Early identification and intervention is the key to overcoming dyslexia.

If your child has any of these signs, a comprehensive assessment is their first step toward academic success.

Choose your child’s grade level below to learn more about the signs of dyslexia.

  • Trouble learning common nursery rhymes, such as “Jack and Jill”
  • Doesn’t recognize rhyming patterns like cat, bat, rat
  • Mispronounces familiar words
  • Difficulty learning (and remembering) the names of letters in the alphabet
  • Family history of reading and/or spelling difficulties

list adapted from Sally E. Shaywitz and Bennett A. Shaywitz, Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

  • Doesn’t understand words come apart
  • Guesses at words rather than sounding them out—even simple words like cat, map, nap
  • May not easily associate letters with sounds, such as the letter b with the “b” sound
  • Makes reading errors with no connection to the sounds of the letters on the page—will say “puppy” instead of the written word “dog” on an illustrated page with a picture of a dog
  • Complains about how hard reading is or “disappears” when it’s time to read
  • History of reading problems in parents or siblings

list adapted from Sally E. Shaywitz and Bennett A. Shaywitz, Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

  • Slow to acquire reading skills
  • Reading is slow and awkward
  • Lacks fluency
  • Trouble reading unfamiliar words, often making wild guesses because they can’t sound out the word
  • Doesn’t seem to have a strategy for reading new words
  • Avoids reading out loud

list adapted from Sally E. Shaywitz and Bennett A. Shaywitz, Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Dyslexia Testing

It’s important to understand there’s no single “dyslexia test.” As recommended by the International Dyslexia Association, we assess students’ strengths and challenges in multiple areas—both academic achievement and critical underlying language skills.

Dyslexia Myths

Dyslexia causes people to see letters backwards.

Although people with dyslexia do have “subtle visual system differences,” that’s a consequence of dyslexia, not the cause of it.

Dyslexia is all about writing upside down or backwards.

Reversing letters isn’t necessarily a sign of dyslexia. In fact, it’s developmentally appropriate until age 7 or so.

Children with dyslexia are lazy or unintelligent.

Kids with dyslexia work really hard to learn, and they often have strong listening comprehension and math skills.

People can outgrow dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. Without early intervention, students tend to have ongoing academic challenges.

People with dyslexia can’t read.

Learning to read can be more challenging for someone with dyslexia, but it’s by no means impossible.

Dyslexia Facts

Dyslexia isn’t a visual issue; it’s a language system issue.

People with dyslexia have trouble making the connection between written letters and the sounds those letters represent.

Dyslexia is all about the ability to decode (sound out) words.

Until they are taught to break the alphabetic code, people with dyslexia rely on memorizing and guessing words, rather than decoding them.

Building reading fluency is tougher for students with dyslexia.

Without specialized fluency instruction reading aloud can be particularly stressful.

Overcoming dyslexia requires specific teaching methods.

Students with dyslexia have to be taught differently because their brains work differently.

People with dyslexia can absolutely become confident readers!

The sooner students get the help they need, the more confident and successful they become.

It’s easy to get your child the help they need.

Schedule an assessment.

We start by gaining an understanding of your child’s unique strengths and challenges.

Get a customized plan.

Once we understand their struggles, we provide your child with a team of experts and the tools specific to them.

See reading results quickly.

Your child will have a blast learning in a joyful, nurturing, online environment. You’ll be surprised at how quickly and dramatically their reading improves.

“There are no words to explain the level of gratitude my entire family holds for Langsford and the work they did with our son. His teachers and counselors at school are now referring to Langsford as miracle workers because they are so blown away by the immediate impact they had on our son. I would highly recommend Langsford to any family who has a child struggling with Dyslexia. His confidence is back and he now loves to read! Homework is much less of a battle and his report cards are like night and day! Thank you for everything you have done for our family.”

We’ve been teaching students with dyslexia since 1992.

If you think your child has dyslexia, come see us! We’ve helped thousands of students overcome learning challenges, and we can help yours, too.

We’ve lived it. We get it. We’ve solved it.

Get your child the help they need.

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