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!
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
GradePower Learning specializes in cognitive development and academic enrichment for all ages from kindergarten through 12th grade in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, and SAT/ACT prep. Cognitive learning helps students use their brains more effectively, which makes it particularly helpful for children with learning differences. This method of learning is active, constructive, and long-lasting. It encourages students to fully engage in the learning process so learning, thinking, and remembering get easier. Cognitive learning isn’t about memorization or repetition. It’s about developing true understanding; it’s about learning how to learn.
Examples of cognitive learning strategies include:
Asking students to reflect on their experience
Helping students find new solutions to problems
Encouraging discussions about what is being taught
Helping students explore and understand how ideas are connected
Asking students to justify and explain their thinking
Using visualizations to improve students’ understanding and recall
We don’t focus on memorization or repetition. Instead, our learning coaches teach students the fundamentals of lifelong learning. Your child will learn skills and strategies that will help him or her on the way to better grades in school, including how to think critically and how to make lasting connections between topics.