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The Central Missouri Therapy SPOT provides expert treatment and tutoring services for dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The earlier the impairment is identified, the easier it is to remediate, and the better chance your child has of being successful in school.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usual experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.  

Signs of Dyslexia and other common reading difficulties may include (but are not limited to):


Delay in talking; articulation problems

Difficulty recognizing and producing rhymes

Difficulty learning to tie their shoes

Difficulty remembering and following directions

Confusion of left vs. right 

Trouble memorizing their address, phone number or 


Mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words

Difficulty with recalling facts/numbers

Other Reading Difficulties:

Reading Comprehension

Spelling errors

Auditory processing disorders


Short-term memory recall

struggles with word problems

Visual processing

Difficulty following directions

Doesn’t understand jokes and expressions

Elementary School:

Difficulty learning sound/symbol correspondences

Letter or number reversal continuing past the end of first grade

Confusion of letters whose sounds are similar (d/t, b/p, f/v)

Often can't remember sight words (they, were, does) or homonyms (their, they're, there)

Difficulty segmenting words into individual sounds and blending sounds to form words

Difficulty telling time with a clock with hands

Trouble with math

Makes predictable reading spelling errors involving guessing based on shape or context, difficulties with sequencing sound/symbols resulting in reversal of letters (post, pots), omissions (stun, sun), additions(burnt/bunt), substitutions (horse/house), and transpositions(stop/pots)

Skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)

Ignores prefixes and suffixes

Difficulty remembering and applying spelling rules

Difficulty with reading comprehension and learning new information from text because of underlying word recognition difficulties

Significant problems with written language due to problems with spelling and organization

Difficulty finding the appropriate word when speaking, word retrieval issues

May dread going to school

Slow, choppy reading

Sessions will include 1:1 language based multisensory treatment designed to the meet the specific needs of the client.

Treatment is intensive, direct, and systematic in which skills continue to be weaved throughout the therapy process.

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