Frequently Asked Questions
Screening & Testing
Do you take Insurance?
We are unable to take insurance for the screening and tutoring sessions. We are able to take Health Savings Account (HSA) payments from most providers. If you would like to use your HSA card, please let us know.
Can you screen adults for dyslexia?
Absolutely! We screen adults who are entering college, going back to college, furthering their education and training, are well established in a current career, or who just want to know if they have dyslexia.
How long does the screening take?
On the day of your scheduled screening, expect to spend about 2 hours at our office (or online if you are getting screened remotely). For children getting screened, we usually have a parent join the Dyslexia Specialist for a few minutes at the beginning for the child to get situated. After that, the parent is free to wait in the lobby or leave and come back when the screening is complete.
What can the Screening report be used for?
The final report shows severity of Dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties such as Dysgraphia. This report can be used to ask for academic and job accommodations. Schools, universities, and employers may vary in what they require to provide accommodation services. Whatever season you or your child are in, this report can be used for documenting dyslexia throughout the rest of you or your child's life.
How do I schedule a screening?
Before scheduling a screening, we do a complimentary consultation call that takes about 20-30 minutes to go over our screening process, the warning signs of dyslexia, and answer any additional questions you may have. You can call our office during business hours to talk with one of our Dyslexia Specialists to complete this consultation.
What program do you use for tutoring?
Our tutors are trained in the Barton Reading & Spelling System, an Orton-Gillingham program, that is designed specifically for individuals with dyslexia. This program is optimized by one-on-one sessions catered to the needs of each tutor student.
Is remote as effective as in person?
We have found that remote tutoring is just as effective as in person. We have digital tools that allow the student to be actively engaged in tutoring online just as if they were in the office.