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Educational Testing and Dyslexia Therapy
Waco, Texas

Educational testing is available to assess if dyslexia might be the cause of your student's difficulty with reading words, spelling and writing, or even reading comprehension. Dyslexia therapy sessions are available to help students improve literacy skills. Each session is designed to support each individual student and his or her unique strengths and weaknesses associated with dyslexia. Educational consultations are also available to help assess and improve struggling students with reading and writing in both the traditional school setting as well as schooling at home. For more information, please contact us.

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Dyslexia Therapy

An Orton Gillingham Approach

Dyslexia Therapy follows an Orton Gillingham approach. It is both clinically diagnostic and prescriptive for the individual student. Therapy provides a solid foundation for literacy skills using a multi-sensory structured language program. Oral and written language including reading accuracy, fluency, comprehension, spelling and written expression are all addressed in weekly therapy sessions.

Educational Testing

In-Depth Assessment

Educational Testing gives a clearer understanding of a student's academic strengths and weaknesses. Dyslexia is the unexpected difficulty  a student may have with the written language. Dyslexics are often identified as poor readers or spellers in the classroom, Often difficulties are first noticed in 2nd or 3rd grade. Find out if your struggling student may be dealing with dyslexia.

Educational Consulting

Expert Guidance

Educational Consultations are customized to meet the specific needs of each client. Collaboration with teachers and parents, insures that every aspect of the student's education is supported as a unified team. Contact us to find out how we can help today.


Jennifer Cates MA, LDT, CALT-QI

I am a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist specializing in an Orton- Gillingham approach to teaching students with reading and writing struggles. My specialized therapy sessions use a program developed by the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas called Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia. This curriculum is a Multisensory Structured Language Educational (MSLE) approach that emphasizes the necessity for explicit language teaching to be systematic, cumulative, direct, and sequential. In my experience, The Take Flight program provides the best educational outcomes for students with dyslexia.

Our Staff

Jayci Vause, CALT Intern

Trained in Take Flight Curriculum, Jayci Vause, is committed to helping students make gains in their individual reading and writing goals.  As a Certified Academic Language Therapist Intern, she believes in maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes. Contact us today for an initial consultation, and find out more about how she can tailor her services to your student's needs.

Southlake, Texas

Denise Hills, CALT Intern

Beginning Summer 2024...... Denise Hills will expand our services to include the  Southlake, Texas area. Denise is trained in the Take Flight Curriculum and is excited to help bring dyslexia therapy to this area.


Denise is committed to helping students  meet their individual education goals. Supporting a team effort between therapist, parents, and school staff, Denise provides students a path forward. Accepting students now to begin dyslexia therapy in July 2024.

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Wondering if it might be dyslexia? Contact me today and see what I can do for you.

(254) 401-1490

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