Minds Matter Reading LLC recently announced the opening of a tutoring center in Lewes for children and adults with dyslexia.
With a master’s degree in special education and certification as a structured literacy interventionist by the International Dyslexia Association, founder Allison Enslein has successfully taught children with dyslexia how to read for more than 25 years.
Before moving to Lewes, Enslein was lower school head at AIM Academy in Conshohocken, Pa., a school that specializes in teaching children with language-based learning disabilities. Prior to that, she was head of school at Center School in Abington, Pa., and director of the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Danville, Ill.
An advocate for children with dyslexia and their families, Enslein understands their worries and frustration firsthand. Her husband Dean has dyslexia, as do two of her four daughters.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects a person’s ability to read, write, spell or speak, in spite of having average to above-average intelligence. One in five students, or 15-20 percent of the population, has a language-based learning disability, the most common of which is dyslexia. Famous dyslexics include Sir Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Charles Schwab, Jennifer Aniston, Whoopi Goldberg, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs, among many others.
When learning to read is challenging for a child in spite of good instruction, he or she most likely is struggling with a language-based learning disability such as dyslexia. If not provided with the appropriate intervention and support, children with dyslexia develop inefficient reading strategies, become frustrated and lose self-esteem. As a result, they may experience stress and anxiety about going to school.
Enslein uses the Orton-Gillingham approach as the foundation for tutoring her students. Its curriculum and instructional practices are derived from a body of time-tested knowledge, practice and scientific evidence about how individuals learn to read and write.
Each student’s reading skills are evaluated prior to beginning instruction, and the 60-minute lessons are individualized based on the specific needs of that child. For maximum results, two lessons a week are recommended. Lessons can be given in person or online. The cost is $55 per lesson. Children do not need to have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia or a reading disability in order to participate, although results of previous testing are welcome.
To schedule a free consultation and evaluation, contact Allison Enslein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minds Matter Reading LLC is at 32029 Jodhpur Court, Lewes.
For more information, go to www.mindsmatterreading.com.