Understanding Dyslexia: Tori’s Story

“Whether a child struggles to keep up or wants to progress ahead,” says Learning Specialist Betsy de Vega, founder of the Kn.I.L.E. Center, “we’re committed to removing any stumbling blocks that keep children from loving to learn. Our boutique private school Kn.I.L.E. Prep Academy (KPA) and our one-on-one educational training sessions after-school at EduCoachNow offer assisted and accelerated curriculum choices, encouragement, and a totally drama-free environment!”

After her daughter Tori was diagnosed with visual learning issues, her mother, Regina Rash fought to keep her from being held back, to help her get through her homework, and to help her daughter show the world how bright she really was. She writes, “Betsy and her staff are masters of cognitive games that develop the motor skills critical to a dyslexic. They designed their time around her school curriculum and specific needs.

Navigating the public school process for learning issues was overwhelming, but Betsy was always at our side advocating for Tori.” Tori recently underwent another advanced vision test which revealed three forms of dyslexia, missed by the public school testing. Regina told us that the developmental vision specialist and vision therapist could not believe she had made the progress she had within a year (including making A/B honor roll at her public school) with the help of EduCoachNow. Then Regina had to ask herself how much more progress Tori might make moving from public school to the Kn.I.L.E. Prep Academy. She says, “They built her therapy into her curriculum as well as handwriting help for her Dysgraphia, so she can thrive.

Tori would tell you her eyes are a gift from God, and thanks to the Kn.I.L.E. Prep Academy, she is so confident and challenged to work harder than her peers to fulfill their potential.” In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, please join us at the the Kn.I.L.E. Center on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 6-9pm for a free community event: “Understanding the Many Aspects of Dyslexia: A Dyslexia Awareness Workshop” with Guest Speaker Dr. Carol F. Zuccone – Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Director, Irlen Clinics Houston/Central Texas.