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I think my child has dyslexia …now what?

First read the Utah Dyslexia Handbook. It is full of advice on IEPs, 504s, accommodation and the social emailing wellbeing of your child. This article from Understood is also helpful. Decoding Dyslexia Utah also has a discussion group for parents to share and ask questions, visit us on Facebook to join that group.

Below are several pages to help you with your communication with schools, how to help your child at home and tutors and psychologist who can assist you on your journey.

Utah State Dyslexia Handbook

This is your first stop, print and read this handbook. Then take one to your child’s teacher! It is full of information to help all children learn to read.

Our favorite sections are advice on IEPs and 504 Plans and the list of accommodations in the back of the book.

How do you help your child at home?

Strength Assessment

On Headstrong Nation’s website you can map your child’s strengths to build on and support.

Online Programs

Reading Horizons offers online Orton-Gillingham based tutoring you can use at home. They also have materials you can use in addition to the online program.

Parent Tutors

There are two programs we recommend that are highly scripted so parents can use them at home.

Public, Private, and Charter Schools that offer reading interventions for students with Dyslexia. There are also scholarships to help pay for private schools.

Charter Schools

American Preparatory Academy, has one CALT in training at each campus. Teaching Take Flight, an OG program.

Channing Hall: https://channinghall.org/ has teachers getting Orton Gillingham training.

Public Schools

Utah’s schools have started incorporating LETRS training for key educators who teach reading. As this process proceeds we are excited to see more of the Science of Reading in our Utah Classrooms. Also, keep in mind that there is no one perfect school environment that will suit every child with a reading problem and his or her family. The key to selecting a school is to determine which school environment, educators and curriculum meet your child’s priorities at a particular point in time. And your priorities will change as your child goes through school.

The steps and questions below will help guide you through the process of selecting a school and will also give insight to the range of possible programs and services that a school could potentially offer to your child.

The biggest question: does the school and its educators use the word dyslexia, and how familiar are they with dyslexia?

Private Schools

Community Montessori School – has one CALT in training teacher, teaching Take Flight, an OG program.

Ignite Academy: Uses Spire

Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic School – has a Wilson trained Interventionist. Accepts the Carson Smith Scholarship.

The McGillis School: The Learning Center has Orton-Gillingham trained teachers and interventionists. The Learning Center helps students in grades 2-7 harness their strengths while overcoming their challenges. Our students process information differently than what is expected in a conventional classroom. They need a different approach and we embrace that difference.

https://www.mcgillisschool.org/program/the-learning-center

Scholarships that help pay for tutoring, curriculum, private school, and other services with an IEP.

Children First Utah Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship, services, or educational materials, the student must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. The student’s custodial parent or legal guardian must reside within the State of Utah.
  2. The student must have a recent (within the last year) IEP or be determined by a multidisciplinary evaluation team to be eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act *
  3. The student is eligible to participate in public school, in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12
  4. The student must NOT be attending a public school or charter school in the school year of the award. (Student is attending K-12 private school or homeschool)
  5. The student must NOT be a student who receives a scholarship under the Carson Smith Scholarship Program in the school year of the award. (Parents may apply for both scholarships and choose the one providing the greater award. Awards under this scholarship are determined by income and family size, while awards under Carson Smith are determined by level of service the disability requires. See chart at bottom of page for amounts.)

*Your school district of residence is required by state and federal law to conduct an evaluation at your request, regardless of whether your child is educated in a public school, private school or homeschool. The law requires this evaluation to be conducted within 45 days of your request. Alternatively, Children First may be able to assist you in seeking an evaluation through a qualified multi-disciplinary team process.

Tutors and Tutoring Centers

Salt Lake Valley

Karee Atkinson – Riverton & Online

M.S., Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner, Certified Level in Training

 

801-455-2402

utahdyslexiasolutions@gmail.com

www.utahdyslexiasolutions.com

Phoebe Beacham M.B.A. – Draper & Online

S.P.I.R.E Certified, Barton Trained, Dyslexia Institute Trained Screening Certified

Decoding Dyslexia Co-founder

435-840-3827

pabeacham@gmail.com

Utah Dyslexia Services – FB Page

Corrie Chase – Herriman

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training

Elementary teacher

corrie.chase@jordandistrict.org

Michele Chisholm – Holladay & Online

Barton Trained

801-870-3965

michelelchisholm@yahoo.com

Beautifulmindtutoring.com

Lisa Crellin

M.A.. CALT, CALT-QI (Qualified instructor) in training, Take Flight, Neuhaus Multisensory Reading and Spelling, Pre-Flight

Dyslexia screening 

lisamcrellin@gmail.com

Belinda Durling – Draper

CALT in training, therapy year,  Take Flight, LETRS  

First Grade Teacher, American Preparatory Academy

Belindadurling@hotmail.com

Shari Gumow – Salt Lake Area

Wilson Certified

​208-351-2407

sagummow@gmail.com

Cheryl Johnson – Sandy

S.P.I.R.E. Trained

801-949-4127

Kellie Lockwood

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS.  

Elementary teacher

South Ogden Area
801-644-1134

klockwoodeddiag@gmail.com

Chelsey Nielson – North Bountiful

CALP, 700+ clinical hours completed, ready for CALT exam.  

chelsey.nielson@gmail.com

AdreAnn Paul – Herriman

Associate Level Orgon-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS

Elementary teacher

801-717-6543

adreanns@gmail.com

Tina Richards – Salt Lake City

CALT in training,  Take Flight

tn_rchrds@yahoo.com

Ruth Rhodes – South Jordan

S.P.I.R.E. Trained

​801-631-0226

Sarah Robinson – Salt Lake City & Online

CALT in training, therapy year,  Take Flight

plainoldsarah@gmail.com

Jenny Snedaker – South Jordan & Online

Salt Lake Dyslexia Resource

801-419-8384

jennysnedaker@gmail.com

Jane Spece – Salt Lake

801-556-2014

Shannon Squire-Kitchens – Millcreek & Online

Wilson Dyslexia Therapist

801-891-3638

​shannonsquirekitchens@yahoo.com

Kathy Tenney – Salt Lake City & Online

M.S., CALT, CALT-QI (Qualified Instructor) in training, Take Flight, Alphabetic Phonics, Lindamood Bell, Project Read’s “Framing Your Thoughts”

Children First Education Fund Approved Provider (scholarships for private or home schooled students)

kathyftenney@gmail.com 

Mary Williams – Salt Lake & Online

Speech-Language Pathologist

​Certified Barton Screener, Lindamood Bell LiPS

marywilliamsSLP@gmail.com

Dyslexia Center of Utah – South Jordan

2- year Slingerland Approach

CERI – Certification (Center for Effective Reading Instruction) – IDA

SLT – Structured Literacy Teacher

S.P.I.R.E.

Lively Letters, Scientific Spelling, 

MOR (Magic of Reading), MOL (Magic of Letters)

801-756-1933

dcu@dyslexiacenterofutah.org

www.dyslexiacenterofutah.org

 

University of Utah Reading Clinic – Murray

801-265-3951

durc@ed.utah.edu

www.uurc.utah.edu

 

The Learning Center @ The McGillis School – Salt Lake City

​Independent Private School

801-583-0094

The Learning Center – Website

Summit & Wasatch Counties

Marianne Demers – Park City

​435-640-9055

demfmly@msn.com

Britta Josyln – Park City

Kathryn Martz – Park City

Wilson Trained Tutor

435-602-9690

Pamela Provetto – Heber/Midway/Park City

Orton-Gillingham Trained

​914-450-6683

pamelaprovetto@yahoo.com

Shellie Burrow

M.Ed., SpEd, CALT, QI

801-400-2652

shellie@sensalearn.org

Literacy Utah Reading Clinic – Heber

Take Flight, Wilson, Speech Therapy

435-503-4341

jenna@literacyutah.com

www.literacyutah.com

Tooele Area

Holly Bolland – Tooele

S.P.I.R.E. Trained

406-390-5973

hbolland@yahoo.com

Annette Brown – Tooele

S.P.I.R.E. Trained

435-830-2043

Kelnet@g.com

Janet Clarke – Tooele/Stansbury Park

Barton Trained

clarkecambridge@yahoo.com

Elise Pratt – Tooele

CALP; CALT in training therapy year, Take Flight, LETRS

Elementary teacher

eshesford@gmail.com

Melissa Snedaker – Tooele/Stansbury Park​

801-698-6004

melis1083@hotmail.com

Aimee Stewart  – Tooele

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS.  

Elementary teacher  

435-841-2188
AStewart@tooeleschools.org

Cache County

Millie Hull – Logan

208-351-3525

Millie@onlinereadingutor.com

www.onlinereadingtutor.com

Emili Larsen – Logan

435-760-5283

Davis County

Shea Barton

Certified Barton Tutor

801-698-2960

sheawelkbarton@yahoo.com

Sherry Curran – Clinton (Dr. Adam Swebach’s office)

Barton Tutor

801-603-6977

Jen Kajma – Kaysville

Barton Tutor

435-713-5656

jenkajma@gmail.com

Natalie Pollard – Layton

Certified Barton Tutor

8014259270

nataliamp1@yahoo.com

Allyson Stenquist

 

801-497-6543

Taylor Tesch – Davis & Weber County

Personally developed tutoring program

801-510-1077

http://www.ascendtutoring.biz/dyslexia-dysgraphia

taylor.businessinq@gmail.com

 

​Diane Tucker – Davis, Weber & Box Elder Counties

Certified Barton Tutor and Screener

801-644-7143

luvutah612@yahoo.com

Dyslexia Center of Utah – Woods Cross

2- year Slingerland Approach

CERI – Certification (Center for Effective Reading Instruction) – IDA

SLT – Structured Literacy Teacher

S.P.I.R.E.

Lively Letters, Scientific Spelling, 

MOR (Magic of Reading), MOL (Magic of Letters)

801-756-1933

dcu@dyslexiacenterofutah.org

www.dyslexiacenterofutah.org

 

Rise Tutoring Center – Kaysville

2- year Slingerland Approach

385-245-1978

1194 Flint Meadow Drive, Kaysville, UT   84037

info@riseinstituteforliteracy.org

www.riselitercay.org/tutoring-center

 

Utah County

Amanda Bradshaw – Orem & Online

Bradshaw Dyslexia Tutoring

801-471-8281

http://bradshawtutoring.weebly.com/

Rachel Everitt – Saratoga Springs

M.A., CALP, CALT in training therapy year, Take Flight, LETRS

95% Group Reading Interventionist

Alpine School District

rteveritt@gmail.com

Liz Kearl – Mapleton & Utah County

​801-836-8669

liztutor100@gmail.com

Jennifer Napierski

jnapierski@mac.com

Andrea Salvania

CALT in training, Take Flight, LETRS

Elementary teacher

Eagle Mountain

andisalva99@gmail.com

Suzanne Schiess

M.A., CALT in training,

Take Flight, LETRS

Elementary teacher

Lehi

ssschiess@gmail.com

Kelly Tate 

M.Ed., SpEd, CALT, CALT-QI (Qualified Instructor) in training,  Take Flight, Alphabetic Phonics, SPIRE, LETRS.  

Inspiring Minds of Utah

Lehi

kellylortate@gmail.com

Keylee Mckinney Wilkinson & Team

Online, In Home and In Person

801-889-7565

www.learnjoytutoring.com/

Dyslexia Center of Utah – American Fork, Lehi, Springville

2- year Slingerland Approach

CERI – Certification (Center for Effective Reading Instruction) – IDA

SLT – Structured Literacy Teacher

S.P.I.R.E.

Lively Letters, Scientific Spelling, 

MOR (Magic of Reading), MOL (Magic of Letters)

801-756-1933

dcu@dyslexiacenterofutah.org

www.dyslexiacenterofutah.org

 

Rural Utah

Lori Bassett

S.P.I.R.E.

St. George

readinglabanddyslexiacenter@gmail.com

Hailey Erickson

Barton Certified Tutor

​St. George

(951)-834-3591

haileymichele@ymail.com

Lorene Holdaway

Wilson Certified

Hurricane, Utah (St. George Area)
435-467-3746

Lorell Loosle

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS

Elementary teacher

St. George

512-460-9355

loosle@stgacademy.org

Susan Miguel  

​Barton Certified Tutor

St. George

susanjoymiguel@gmail.com

Diane Tucker

Davis, Weber & Box Elder Counties

801-644-7143

Dyslexia Center of Utah – St. George Office

Slingerland Method

801-756-1933

shatch@dyslexiacenterofutah.org

www.dyslexiacenterofutah.org/

Online Tutoring

​Karee Atkinson

M.S., Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner, Certified Level in Training

 

801-455-2402

utahdyslexiasolutions@gmail.com

www.utahdyslexiasolutions.com

Phoebe Beacham M.B.A. – Draper & Online

S.P.I.R.E Certified, Barton Trained, Dyslexia Institute Trained Screening Certified

Decoding Dyslexia Co-founder

​435-840-3827

phoebeab@msn.com

Utah Dyslexia Services – FB Page

Shea Barton

Certified Barton Tutor

801-698-2960

sheawelkbarton@yahoo.com

Michele Chisholm

Barton Trained

801-870-3965

michelelchisholm@yahoo.com

beautifulmindtutoring.com

Jenessa Choate

916-220-7181

jenessa.choate@gmail.com

Hailey Erickson

Barton Certified Tutor

951-834-3591

haileymichele@ymail.com

Vicki Huff

Hands on Tutoring Center

​8019174506

​vicki@tutoring4dyslexia.com

www.tutoring4dyslexia.com

Jenna Haynie

LiPS, Barton, Take Flight

435-503-4341

​jennaHaynie@gmail.com

LiteracyUtah.com

Rosemarie Hoffman, M.A.

Online Reading Tutoring  

​801-373-5178

Millie Hull

208-351-3525

millie@onlinereadingtutor.com

Sarah Robinson

CALT in training, therapy year,  Take Flight

plainoldsarah@gmail.com

Aime Rosenberg

​CALT

aimerosenberg@gmail.com

Shannon Squire-Kitchens

Wilson Dyslexia Therapist

801-891-3638

​shannonsquirekitchens@yahoo.com

Taylor Tesch

Personally developed tutoring program

801-510-1077

www.ascendtutoring.biz/dyslexia-dysgraphia

taylor.businessinq@gmail.co

 

Kathy Tenney

M.S., CALT, CALT-QI (Qualified Instructor) in training, Take Flight, Alphabetic Phonics, Lindamood Bell, Project Read’s “Framing Your Thoughts”

Children First Education Fund Approved Provider (scholarships for private or home schooled students)

kathyftenney@gmail.com

Las Vegas

Kris Williams

(928)-432-5474

mk.kris@gmail.com

Dreams Unlocked Tutoring

Psychologists and Neuropsychologists

Psychologists and Neuropsychologists

​Lisa Daniels, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist / Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Cottonwood Assessment Clinic 

4568 S. Highland Drive Suite B260

Salt Lake City, Ut 84117

Phone: 435-538-9899

Email: info@cottonwoodassessment.com

Website: www.cottonwoodassessment.com

Dr. Clay Frandsen, PhD

Complete Evaluations

Dr. Mary Hales

Neurodynamics

801-359-6069

370 East South Temple

Salt Lake City Utah 84111

Dr. Julia Jacobs

801-300-0466

1308 South 1700 East, Suite 209 

Salt Lake City ,UT  84074

http://www.drjuliajacobs.com/

Dr. Jenise Jensen

Child Development & Neuropsychology Center

623 East 2100 South, Ste 103

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

p: 801-355-0195

f: 801-355-0199

www.cdnc-ut.com

Dr. Colleen Kuhn

801-355-3554

160 South 1000 East Suite 120

Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

The BYU Comprehensive Clinic

​The John Taylor Building (TLRB)

​1190 North 900 East  Provo, UT 84602 

801-422-7759

The Educational Assessment and Student Support Clinic

University of Utah

801-581-6068

1635 Campus Center Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Orton Gillingham Educators

Orton Gillingham Educators

Amy Caro – Midvale

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS.

Elementary teacher

678-446-9161

amycaro94@gmail.com

Corrie Chase – Herriman

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training

Elementary teacher

corrie.chase@jordandistrict.org

Belinda Durling – Draper

CALT in training, therapy year,  Take Flight, LETRS  

First Grade Teacher, American Preparatory Academy

Belindadurling@hotmail.com

Rachel Everitt – Saratoga Springs

M.A., CALP, CALT in training therapy year, Take Flight, LETRS

95% Group Reading Interventionist

Alpine School District

rteveritt@gmail.com

Kellie Lockwood

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS.  

Elementary teacher

801-644-1134

klockwoodeddiag@gmail.com

AdreAnn Paul – Herriman

Associate Level Orgon-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS

Elementary teacher

801-717-6543

adreanns@gmail.com

Elise Pratt – Tooele

CALP; CALT in training therapy year, Take Flight, LETRS

Elementary teacher

eshesford@gmail.com

Andrea Salvania

CALT in training, Take Flight, LETRS

Elementary teacher

Eagle Mountain

andisalva99@gmail.com

Suzanne Schiess

M.A., CALT in training,

Take Flight, LETRS

Elementary teacher

Lehi

ssschiess@gmail.com

Aimee Stewart  – Tooele

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner in Training, LETRS.  

Elementary teacher  

435-841-2188
AStewart@tooeleschools.org

I'm an educator looking to help my students

  • Do you need research-based center activities to help students with and at risk for dyslexia to practice the reading and writing skills you have explicitly taught?

Researchers and teachers at the Florida Center for Reading Research created research-based student center activities to support students in developing knowledge/skills in the areas of alphabet knowledge, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, and writing. The student center activities are ready to print/use with students in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms. 

https://fcrr.org/student-center-activities

  • Do you not have access to a reading program or curriculum to provide systematic and explicit phonics and word reading instruction during whole class or small group instruction?

The University of Florida Literacy Institute created a toolbox that provides free access to lesson plans and lesson materials to help students develop early literacy skills. 

https://ufli.education.ufl.edu/foundations/toolbox/

Are you trying to learn more about the science of reading or learn how to translate the science of reading research into practice?

1.) What Works Clearinghouse created practice guides based on reviews of the 

Elementary Practice Guides: 

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide/17

Secondary Practice Guides: 

2.) The Meadows Center for Educational Risk, a research center at the University of Texas at Austin, provides extensive resources to help educators translate research into practice and improve student outcomes. The resources include booklets, handouts, lesson plans, videos, and other practical materials that align with research-based findings. 

https://meadowscenter.org/resources/

3.) The IRIS Center, a national center dedicated to improving the educational outcomes of school-age children, created resources to support teachers in implementing evidence-based practices in the classroom. 

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/palshs/