From our Founder, Kelly Arnold, MS Clinical Psychology
I have been working with children who have dyslexia for twenty years. I started this journey as a mother of a severely dyslexic child. The schools were ill-equipt to guide my family in how to identify and help my child. I eventually found answers for my son, but not until after his academic struggles had impacted his self-esteem.
I decided to change careers and become a dyslexia tutor so that other families would not have to go through what our family had been through. At that time, there weren't any degrees in dyslexia, so I simply took graduate coursework in dyslexia and related fields such as ADHD. I eventually took a dyslexia screener course so that I could assess for dyslexia.
After I opened the NW Dyslexia Center, I saw how many children were emotionally impacted by their dyslexia and/or ADHD. I went back to school to get my Masters in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Counseling, so that I could achieve licensure and take a more holistic approach with diagnostic assessments. Anxiety, depression, and ADHD can all impact learning and of course, self-esteem. I wanted to make sure that all students that we see here can have a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, as needed. My goal is to help your family get the information that you need in a way that works best for your family, both now and in the long term.
I specialize in assessment and counseling around dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety/mood disorders, and self-esteem.
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PARTNER WITH US
We believe in a collaborative approach to working with our students. Parents are encouraged to be involved in helping their child not only with tutoring, but shaping the paradigm that your family views dyslexia.
Parental support at home will greatly increase your child's success!
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