Willamette Valley Dyslexia Center
We turn struggling readers into confident readers.
Who we are...
We are dyslexia specialists devoted to helping struggling readers learn to read confidently and proficiently in record time!
What we do...
We teach children of all ages and levels how to read and write using the most up-to-date methods and programs for struggling readers.
We are passionate about helping struggling readers, both those diagnosed with dyslexia and those without a formal diagnosis.
Learn more about us in the video below.
A tailored plan for your struggling reader...
Children that attend our center improve their reading and spelling skills dramatically!
Children with dyslexia learn differently, and we teach the way that dyslexic children learn best!
We use an Orton-Gillingham-based, multi-sensory approach, which means using techniques that activate multiple sensory pathways in the brain. This technique is proven to improve your child's reading now and give them the skills to be lifelong readers.
Children are tutored one-on-one with a reading and dyslexia specialist who creates a custom plan for your child. This allows the curriculum to be tailored to your child's individual needs and focus on your child's specific struggles.
Personalized Dyslexia Tutoring
Is your child struggling with reading?
Your child does not need a diagnosis of dyslexia to benefit from personalized tutoring.
One-on-one tutoring with a dyslexia specialist is the most effective and proven way to help struggling readers become thriving readers.
Online Dyslexia Tutoring
Want individualized dyslexia tutoring but don't live in the area?
Online tutoring is the best option for those who want individual tutoring, but are unable to come into the dyslexia center. The program materials are mailed to you and then all tutoring is done online with a reading and dyslexia specialist.
Not sure if your child has dyslexia or not?
If your child is struggling with reading it is likely that they have dyslexia or a similar reading disorder.
A dyslexia screening can be a helpful tool in determining how to best help your child.
Speech & Language Therapy
A Speech Language Pathologist can help build your child’s literacy by supporting their phonemic awareness skills, auditory processing skills, articulation (the production of speech sounds), and word-retrieval skills.
Speech & Language Therapy may be covered by your insurance.
Speech & Language Evaluation
A fully comprehensive Speech and Language Evaluation includes assessments of expressive and receptive language, articulation skills, phonological awareness skills, reading fluency, comprehension, and phonics skills.
This evaluation may be covered by your insurance.
My sons teachers kept saying he was just a "late learner,"
but he actually had dyslexia.
"My son was 10 years old and still could barely read! All the programs at his school weren't helping. He kept falling more and more behind every year.
Finally, I came to my senses, and I started him at the dyslexia center. Within a year at the dyslexia center, he was reading ABOVE grade level. Now he is a confident reader and one of the best students in his class!"
mother of a dyslexic child
What is dyslexia?
Many erroneously believe that dyslexia is a result of people reversing the letters in words. This is a common misconception that is not the root cause of dyslexia.
Children with dyslexia struggle to see and hear small nuances in both the sound and appearance of the elements of speech and letters (also known as phonemes). As a small child, they may confuse the appearance and sound of letters like b and d. Things get increasingly more difficult for dyslexics as they get older and letter combinations become more complicated.
The purpose of personalized dyslexia tutoring is to teach these basic phonemes, letter combinations, and higher reading concepts in ways that the dyslexic brain can understand and remember. This is accomplished by using a variety of proven techniques specific to reading disorders.
Here's how to get started...
Tell us about your specific situation and needs, and our dyslexia center director will reach out to you with answers and suggestions.
Call/text 503-931-3622 or
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Where are we located?
We are located in Salem, Oregon, near the Turner Road Walmart and the Salem Airport.
Our address is 1659 25th St. SE, Salem, OR 97302.
Don't live nearby?
If you don't live in the Salem area, no worries! We offer online dyslexia tutoring. Your child will meet 1:1 with a dyslexia specialist each week via google classroom.
Meet the Dyslexia Team
Every dyslexia tutor is trained in the most up-to-date methods for teaching children with dyslexia and other reading disorders.
Dyslexia Center Director
Lynn is a former special education teacher who has always had a passion for helping children learn to read. And when her own daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia her passion grew even more.
Frustrated with the lack of resources for children with dyslexia in schools she founded the dyslexia center.
Kimberly is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a former elementary school teacher.
She has over 25 years of experience working with a variety of speech and language disorders including dyslexia, receptive/expressive language disorders and phonological disorders.
Beth is a former elementary school teacher. Her passion for helping those with dyslexia started over a decade ago when her daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia.
Thanks to dyslexia tutoring, her daughter (now an adult) is an AVID reader, and Beth is devoted to helping other dyslexic children find the same success.
Amy is a license Speech Language Pathologist Assistant.
Her passion for dyslexia began when her son was diagnosed with dyslexia and she was determined to help him be successful in life. Her son is now a great reader and she has devoted her life to helping other children as well.
Taylor tutors children of all ages and abilities. He has a Bachelors's in social science and a minor in educational psychology.
His favorite part about working with dyslexic students is seeing things start to "click" for struggling readers and watching their confidence increase with every tutoring session.
Owen is in the teaching program at Western Oregon University.
His favorite part about being a dyslexic tutor is working with amazing kids one-on-one.
He says, "Kids are awesome, it's fun getting to know their unique personalities and find things in common as we work together."
Sasha has 20 years of experience teaching children, including 4 of her own.
Her passion for helping children with disabilities started when she worked as a preschool teacher and has continued to grow. Now she works closely with children with developmental and behavioral delays and one-on-one with children with dyslexia in our center.
Cheryl is a retired preschool teacher of 40 years.
After retirement she pursued training as a dyslexia specialist. Now she works as an advocate for children with reading disabilities. She loves being able to work one-on-one with kids in this setting because she knows its making a huge difference.