Dyslexia Therapy from
Multisensory Reading Center
Multisensory Reading Center
The Multisensory Reading Center is
live, teleconference-based tutoring for
dyslexic students (children and adults).
The teleconference is 45 minutes, once
a week, with daily exercises done on-line, which usually take about 15 minutes. All you need is internet access and
An expert gives each student an
evaluation, then tutors them based on
their specific needs. They use Orton-Gillingham methodology, with the curriculum designed by Lexercise. This is a
highly structured language therapy, focusing on phonemic awareness (
hearing sounds in words), understanding
how syllables work, prefixes, suffixes,
grammar, parts of speech, and vocabulary. Tutoring is done with a multi-sensory approach, to engage visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners. There is
an eight-week guarantee: if the student
does not make at least one year of progress in eight weeks (96% accuracy or
greater), they will provide one more
month of tutoring for free.
The pricing is $98 per week, billed in
four week session cycles, for approximately $395 a month. You can use your
flexible health spending account to
cover the cost.
Jen Parra, M.Ed, LDT, CALT, CDT
was our tutor, and from the beginning
she was excited about helping us. My
daughter, Leah, is nine years old, and
has moderate level dyslexia. Jen quickly helped my girl feel at ease, and explained things in a way that was easy to
We ‘met’ with Jen on Tuesday morn-
ings for our 45-minute, live session.
Jen would explain what they would be
working on that day, have Leah do ex-
ercises verbally, written, and by watch-
ing words on the shared screen. The
rest of the week, we would then do ad-
ditional exercises online to re-enforce
the spelling rules that had been taught.
I would do two or three exercises with
Leah, such as timing her as she read as
many words from a list as she could in
one minute, or having her decide how
many syllables a word had.
Then Leah would play a timed, space
themed game or two that re-enforced
the rule(s) taught that week. These
were matching style games and a sort
of ‘select the correct word before the
word bubble hits the ground’ game.
The matching game might have the student match a base word with the same
word with a suffix (sing and singing).
The word bubble game would have the
computer speak a word, and the student must click on the written word
before it hits the bottom of the screen.
Pros: Leah did progress one year in
her reading level. The highly structured
teaching and re-enforcement was perfect for Leah to be able to retain the information. The instructions were easy
to understand, and the 15 minute a day
practice was manageable.
Cons: Even though dyslexics need
repetition, Leah was often annoyed by
it, especially the matching games. That
being said, it was not difficult work, and
powering through a three-minute, unpleasant task is not asking too much.
I would recommend this program to
anyone needing language therapy. The
instruction is clear, scheduling is easy,
and you can contact the instructor with
questions or concerns any time.
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