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Our Mission: To help all struggling readers become proficient readers, improve self-esteem, and become academically successful.

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My name is Tara and I am the driving force behind Dyslexia Solutions: Tutoring That Works.  As a parent of a dyslexic child, I discovered that getting help is not easy!  I have spent countless hours researching dyslexia: what it is, how it effects people, effective interventions, the importance of early intervention, early warning signs, and so much more.  I completed training to become an Authorized Reading Specialist Trained in Dyslexia to help my daughter.  During the process, I found my passion for helping people like her! I would love to help you and your child end frustration, gain understanding, learn to cope, and garner success!

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  • Certified Reading Specialist Trained in Dyslexia

  • Certified Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor

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About Dyslexia


Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.


Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.


Signs of Dyslexia

Dyslexia manifests in specific ways depending on a child's age and stage of development.

Hover over the boxes below to review the signs of dyslexia, based on age:

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  1. Delayed speech 

  2. Stuttering 

  3. Articulation issues such as difficulty with the physical act of using the tongue, jaw, teeth, lips, palate, and breath to create sound. By the age of 3, a child should be able to make consonant sounds for the letters P, M, H, W, and, B. 

  4. Enunciation issues. Difficulty pronouncing words clearly. They may mix up the sounds and syllables in long words.

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   Preschool & Kindergarten   

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  1.  Trouble memorizing letters and sounds. 

  2. Difficulty naming colors, shapes, and or numbers. 

  3. Trouble with the correct order of the alphabet, days of the week, phone numbers, etc.

  4. Difficulty following multi-step directions. 

  5. Difficulty with rhyming. 

  6. Directionality challenges-left/right, yesterday/tomorrow. 

  7. Difficulty learning to tie shoes. 

  8. Often late establishing a dominant hand (a child should have a dominant hand by the age of four). 

  9. A close relative has dyslexia. Dyslexia is hereditary. If one parent is dyslexic there is a 50% chance the child will be dyslexic. If both parents are dyslexic, there is a 100% chance the child will be dyslexic. 

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  Elementary & Middle School  

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  1.  Directionality challenges past the end of 1st grade. b/d, p/q 

  2. Difficulty telling time. 

  3. Struggles with accurate and fluent word recognition which causes reading to be slow, choppy, and inaccurate. 

  4. May dread going to school or have anxiety. May complain of belly ache/headache.

  5. Often skips prepositions and ignores suffixes. 

  6. Often can’t retain high-frequency words, sight words, or homonyms. (words spelled alike but have different meanings) 

  7. Poor spelling.

  8. Poor decoding skills or the inability to sound out words. 

  9. May dread reading out loud. 

  10. Difficulty learning cursive & copying from a board or book. 

  11. Trouble memorizing math facts like the multiplication table. 

  12. May have difficulty finding the words they want when speaking.

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  1. All of the previously mentioned warning signs. 

  2. Unable to master a foreign language. 

  3. Difficulty reading printed music. 

  4. May struggle to remember the names of people and places. 

  5. Limited vocabulary. 

  6. Poor written expression with large discrepancies between verbal skills and written composition. 

  7. Reading takes a lot of effort and rereading several times may be needed for understanding. 

  8. Poor spelling and grammar usage. 

  9. Difficulty with note taking. 

  10. Poor time management skills. 

  11. Trouble memorizing the sequence of steps in formulas. 

  12. Requires thought to determine right vs left. 

  13. Continues to flip letters and or numbers if sick, tired or stressed. 

   High School   

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  1.  May be smart, but are likely poor at spelling. 

  2. May have difficulty putting their thoughts on paper. 

  3. Will most likely say they didn’t like school. 

  4. May not enjoy reading. 

  5. Reading may be slow and labored. May have to re-read to gain understanding.

  6. Still have difficulty with right versus left. 

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"Tara is passionate, patient and highly recommended as a reading tutor by me and my family!  In 6 short months of tutoring, my 11 year old (dyslexic and ADHD) son has jumped 2 entire grade levels and his confidence has soared! He surpassed each goal set forth in his IEP and I couldn't be more proud of his progress.  Tara has been nothing short of a blessing, as I know we would've never made this much progress without her help!"

- Nicole, MI

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"We appreciate Angela so very much. She has such a sweet connection with our daughter and has given nothing less than all of her expertise AND her heart to our little girl.  We see such progress and joy when it comes to reading with her now.  We can’t say thank you enough."

- Renee, SC

"We appreciate our son getting to have this tutoring, it truly is an answer to our prayers.. and life changing for him.  As time goes on, I see him pick up things to read with confidence, such a blessing."

- Malana, IN

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"I am reading more fluently and getting the words out quicker. My brain is catching up to the words on the page. I am stuttering less now."

- Bella, IN

“We can’t thank you enough for introducing us to this program! Our daughter is enjoying learning again! Angela is a wonderful teacher and keeps our daughter focused! This has truly been an answer to our prayers!!”

- Abby, IN

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“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the entire Dyslexia Solutions team for the exceptional work they do. My son has made significant progress since he began receiving tutoring through your program. The patience, expertise, and individualized approach of the tutors have undoubtedly played a crucial role in his development. We are immensely grateful for the positive impact you have had on his academic journey and self-confidence. Your dedication to helping children overcome their learning difficulties is truly commendable. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of your program.”

- Christine, MS

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