Academic Therapy Center is a practice in South Austin specializing in dyslexia, reading and written expression therapy. Our mission is to ensure the success of each client in academic areas and provide support and information on dyslexia and related disorders to promote understanding, education, and academic achievement for each student. We are Academic Language Therapists with the highest level training in dyslexia and related disorders. All staff members are licensed, certified, or actively pursuing licensure/certification. Our office provides a therapeutic environment free from the distractions presented in many school-based dyslexia and reading interventions, and we offer individual and small group sessions. Parents are given step-by-step guidance in how to support their child at home to get the most out of therapy. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your child’s needs and create a personalized path to academic success.
Austin Learning Center strives to be an adaptable component of each student’s educational process. We offer one on one tutoring in all subject areas, test preparation and study skills. At ALC we take pride in our staff of tutors who are extremely talented at connecting with their students and at teaching in their areas of expertise. We believe that the relationship between the tutor and the student fosters academic success and has a meaningful impact on long-term development of the student. We also hope that we positively impact all of the families that we work with. If you have any questions about tutoring or anything else we may be able to help with, please give us a call!
Collegewise is a college counseling company founded on the belief that the college process should be an enjoyable one for families and that the most selective colleges don’t have the market cornered on great college experiences. Students in our program are each assigned to a college counselor who guides them (without doing it for them) through every step of the college application process, from picking colleges, to filling out applications, to choosing the right stories for students’ college essays. Unless you believe that there are only twelve colleges on the planet worth attending (if you do, we’d like to tell you in the nicest way possible that we completely disagree), we can probably help you, too.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an organization dedicated to helping children and adults learn to their potential. Our research-validated instruction teaches reading, comprehension, and math, and is successful for those previously diagnosed with dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, CAPD, and autism spectrum disorders.
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review has long been a leader in helping college and graduate school–bound students achieve their higher-education goals through our test-preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, as well as through online courses and resources and print and digital books. The Princeton Review offers test preparation programs for all the major admissions exams, including the SAT®, ACT®, SAT Subject Tests™, AP® Exams, MCAT®, LSAT®, GMAT®, GRE®, DAT® and OAT®. Our flexible course options and tutoring programs are designed to fit students’ schedules, learning styles and academic goals.
I have experience as a certified high school English teacher with a masters degree, as a past journalist, and as a CALT and LDT working for schools with groups of children or, more often recently, as an one-on-one licensed, dyslexia therapist. I have certifications for working with pre-k through high school students. TEA certified me in all levels of teaching, and ALTA certified me in all of the multisensory programs designed to reach out to dyslexics, making the best possible progress. Multi-sensory programs which I have certifications and/or past training in are listed here: BLS, Take Flight, Pre-Take Flight. I also have advanced training through Lindamood-Bell in Visualizing & Verbalizing, Lips, Seeing Stars, and On Cloud Nine ( math). I have branched out with training and workshops in use of the Wilson System, in Neuhaus’ Scientific Spelling, and in the Metacognitive approach to vocabulary and writing. As a past English teacher, and as a CALT, I have worked with hundreds of students in the areas of all forms and purposes of writing, such as expository, persuasive, process, narrative and creative. Recently, I worked two full years with a m.s. student with dyscalculia using manipulatives, a large white board, and the Saxon program.
Ginny Garrison West, M.A., C.A.L.T.
Licensed Dyslexia Therapist