Austin Area Branch of The
INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION

Service Providers

The Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association does not endorse any service providers. Information is supplied as a service only. This list is not all-inclusive and will be updated periodically as information becomes available.

 

Neuro-Psychological Assessment

Provider Population Services
Melissa Bunner, PH.D., ABPP-CN
711 W. 38th St. F-2
Austin, TX 78705
512-637-5841
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Neuropsychological evaluations to better understand cognitive strengths and weaknesses, diagnosis, and treatment planning.
William A. Dailey, Ph.D.
711 West 38th St., Suite D-3
Austin, TX. 78705-1131
(512) 454-7745
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Neuropsychological and psychological evaluations.
Nancy Nussbaum, Ph.D.
Karen Gonzales
711 West 38th St. Suite F-1
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 637-5841
(512) 458-6121
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Neuropsychological and psychological evaluations.

 

Psycho-Educational Assessment
Note: Local school districts also provide academic testing and parents can request it through them.

Provider Population Services
Amy McAndrew
www.ApaCenter.com
6012 W. William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX, 78749
(512) 891-1500

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

  • Psychological assessments to determine if you or your child has dyslexia or other learning disability
  • Our assessments will have recommendations specific to you or your child's unique pattern of strengths & weaknesses
  • Our psychological assessments can help[ you gain access to educational services and accommodations (e.g. extended time on tests) in grades K - 12 as well as in college.
Maria Fishel, Ph.D., LSSP
4534 Westgate Blvd. Ste 230
Austin, TX, 78745
(512) 748-6373

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Psychoeducational evaluation: 
  • Identify the presence of leaning disabilities in reading, mathematics, and written language based on most recent neuropsychological findings and federal/state guidelines.
  • Examine eligibility for services under Section 504 and provide appropriate documentation.
Psychological evaluation: 
  • Asses socioemotional and behavioral functioning and help diagnose conditions and/or disorders that co-occur with learning disorders, e.g., ADHD and Asperger's Disorder.

Consultation:

  • Provide second-opinion evaluations and independent educational evaluations (IEE).
  • Assist in exploring school based services.
Kim-Marie Hernandez, Ph.D., L.S.S.P.
2502 Rae Dell Ave.
Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 633-2757

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Psychoeducational evaluation: 
  • Identify the presence and severity of leaning disabilities.
  • Examine qualifications for services under Section 504 based on learning.
  • Examine other aspects of emotional and/or behavioral functioning.

Consultation:

  • Regarding evaluations conducted by other professionals.
  • Regarding rights under Section 504 and/or procedures related to Special Education services.
Pat Sekel, Ph.D., CALT, QI, LDT
www.dyslexiarc.com
2203 Doral Drive
Austin, TX, 78746
(512) 573-9464

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

  • Psycho-educational evaluations for LD/dyslexia.
  • Consultations to 'put it all together' or where parents should go next
  • Referral bank for services
  • Professional development - LETRS 12 modules + additional mods (national trnr)
  • Basic language skills - QI or any Neuhaus program
  • Blitz & Boost - National trainer for Really Great Reading
  • NEW Herman Reading Method (author)
  • We are 501(c) (3)
Scottish Rite Learning Center of Austin, Inc.
12871 N. U.S. Hwy. 183, suite 105
Austin, TX 78750
(512)472-1231

www.ScottishRiteLearningCenter.org

  • Children (1st through 5th grade)
  • Adults (assessment only)
  • Evaluation to investigate the presence or absence of dyslexia, not to diagnose other types of learning disabilities or academic concerns.
  • Professional Consultation for parents who have test results and desire or require additional interpretation to investigate the presence or absence of dyslexia.

 

Speech Language Pathologist

Provider Population Comments
Lavelle Carlson
201 Woodland Park
Georgetown, TX. 78628
(512) 864-7364

e-mail:
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Certified by American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
  • Certified by Texas State Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Trained in the Lindamood Multi-sensory method and Fast Forward (computer assisted remediation for auditory processing and language.
  • Specialty: Auditory processing and Language disorders that result in reading disability.
Amanda Harpst, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kidworks
3607 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 444-7219

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Kidworks provides students with an 8-week intensive reading and spelling program called Success Reading, It is a multisensory approach to teaching reading and spelling fundamentals, and requires parent-involvement for home carry over. Amanda Harpst, M.S. CCC-SLP is trained in the Lindamood-Bell LiPs, Seeing Stars, and Visualizing and Verbalizing programs. In addition to basic education, she has completed advanced training in the above programs. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist, and is able to test for speech and language disorders, as well as reading/spelling difficulties. The Success Reading program provides 1:1 reading/spelling tutoring and therapy. 
Jamie Putnam
Susan Weber
12710 Research Blvd., Suite 395
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 331-4115
  • Children
  • Adolescents
 

 

Multi-Sensory Learning Center or School

Provider Population Services
Academic Therapy Center LLC
3107 W. Slaughter Lane, Suite A
Austin, TX. 7848
(512) 330-4222

Regina Staffa BBA, CALT, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist  #1087

[email protected]

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Academic Therapy Center LLC provides multi-sensory instruction for children diagnosed with dyslexia, disgraphia, reading disorders, difficulty with reading, fluency, comprehension, spelling, written expression, and study skills. Trained in Take Flight, Rite Flight, Pre-Flight, Handwriting Without Tears, Neuhaus Written Expression, Read Naturally, Zoo Phonics, Dine King Multi Sensory Typing Instruction. See website for more information: www.academictherapycenter.com
Rawson-Saunders School
2600 Exposition Blvd.
Austin, TX. 78703
(512) 476-8382
  • Children
Rawson-Saunders is a private full curriculum day school for dyslexic children in grades 1-8. Each student receives academic language therapy every day with sessions limited to one or two students. Language therapists are trained in Orton-Gillingham techniques (Basic Language Skills and Alphabetic Phonics), Lindamood-Bell (LIPs, Visualizing & Verbalizing, and Seeing Stars), Project Read Written Expression, Neuhaus Multi-sensory Grammar, and draw from other programs as needed. Classroom teachers use methods and some curriculum specifically for dyslexic students. Classes are limited to 8 students. Enrichment program includes art, woodworking, P.E., and Destination Imagination.
Scottish Rite Learning Center of Austin, Inc.
12871 N. U.S. Hwy. 183, suite 105
Austin, TX 78750
(512)472-1231

www.ScottishRiteLearningCenter.org

  • Children (1st through 5th grade)

 

  • Students who have been accepted for tutoring attend the learning center five days a week, for one hour each day in the afternoon.
  • Summer classes are offered for students in grades K-11 who are dyslexic. (Six-week classes.)
Pat Sekel, Ph.D., CALT, QI, LDT
www.dyslexiarc.com
2203 Doral Drive
Austin, TX, 78746
(512) 573-9464

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

  • Psycho-educational evaluations for LD/dyslexia.
  • Consultations to 'put it all together' or where parents should go next
  • Referral bank for services
  • Professional development - LETRS 12 modules + additional mods (national trnr)
  • Basic language skills - QI or any Neuhaus program
  • Blitz & Boost - National trainer for Really Great Reading
  • NEW Herman Reading Method (author)
  • We are 501(c) (3)
Regina Staffa BBA, CALT, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist #1087
www.academictherapycenter.com
2203 Doral Drive
Austin, TX, 78746
(512) 573-9464

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

  • Academic Therapy Center LLC provides multi-sensory instruction for children diagnosed with dyslexia, disgraphia, reading disorders, difficulty with reading, fluency, comprehension, spelling, written expression, and study skills.
  • Trained in Take Flight, Rite Flight, Pre-Flight, Handwriting Without Tears, Neuhaus Written Expression, Read Naturally, Zoo Phonics, and Diane King Multi Sensory Instruction.

 

Academic Tutor for Dyslexia

  Population Services Comments
Whitney Bonner, CALT
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 209-9910
e-mail
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
Academic tutoring for dyslexia Uses a variety of structured, multi-sensory programs, including Alphabetic Phonics, Basic Language Skills, SALT (Structured Accelerated Language Traing)
Moselle Domingue, CALT
313 Copperleaf
Austin, TX 78734
(512) 261-8099
e-mail
[email protected]
  • Adolescents (high school)

 

Reading and

SAT tutoring (verbal)

 

 
Ginny Garrison, M.A., CALT
6104 John Chisum Lane
Austin, TX. 78749
(512) 293-8754 or 394-9199
e-mail:
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Academic tutoring for dyslexia
  • Standardized testing for language, learning differences
  • Works with Written Expression Issues
Uses a variety of structured, multi-sensory programs, including Alphabetic Phonics, Linda Mood Bell, Project Read
Linda Gladden, CALT
711 West 38th St., Suite D-3
Austin TX, 78705
(512) 453-6950
e-mail:
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia that includes reading, study skills, and multi-sensory math  
Susan Hinton
2 Jeffrey Cove
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-5155
e-mail:
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia Uses a variety of structured, multi-sensory programs, including Alphabetic Phonics, Linda Mood Bell, Project Read
Karen L. Monteith M.A., CALT, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist
KLM Multisensory Language
4928 Trail West Dr.
Austin,TX 78735
(512) 891-8555 
e-mail:
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia Providing Standardized Testing, Criterion Preferenced Testing, and Dyslexia Screening. Programs offered: Diagnostic Prescriptive Treatment Orton Gillingham based programs such as Basic Language Skills, Reading Readiness, Scientific Spelling, Multisensory Teaching Approach, Rewardsintermediate and Secondary, Rewards Writing, Scotish Rite Take Flight.
Lorna Montgomery C.A.L.T.
101 PR 915
Georgetown,TX 78626
(512) 638-3317 
e-mail:
[email protected]
  • Children
Academic tutoring for dyslexia Sixteen years in education. Six years as a Dyslexia Specialist in Leander ISD. Trained in Basic Language Skills (BLS), an Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory approach to systematically, explicitly, and sequentially teaching reading, writing and spelling.
Patricia Moore
3501 Del Robles Dr.
Austin,TX 78727
(512) 255-6902 
e-mail:
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia Berard based Auditory Training to improve Sensory Integration and Phonemic Awareness. Multisensory handwriting program with music that promotes a whole brain capability. Lindamood-Bell Reading, Language Comprehension, and critical thinking. Testing for early reading skills K-2nd grade.
Judy Prim, CALT
111 Morning Cloud Street
Lakeway, TX 78734
(512) 608-6853
  • Children (5th grade & up)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Academic tutoring for dyslexia Uses variety of multi-sensory reading methods including
Alphabet Phonics,
Basic Language Skills, and Wickersham & Allen
Ardeth Still
PO Box 141926
Austin, TX 78714
512-836-8425
[email protected]
  • Children

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia Uses multi-sensory programs including Take Flight, Multi-sensory Reading and Spelling, Phonemic Awareness for Young Children, Write for Power with Enchiridion and No Glamour Comprehension, and numerous games.
Pat Sekel, Ph.D., CALT, QI, LDT
www.dyslexiarc.com
2203 Doral Drive
Austin, TX, 78746
(512) 573-9464

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia
  • Psycho-educational evaluations for LD/dyslexia.
  • Consultations to 'put it all together' or where parents should go next
  • Referral bank for services
  • Professional development - LETRS 12 modules + additional mods (national trnr)
  • Basic language skills - QI or any Neuhaus program
  • Blitz & Boost - National trainer for Really Great Reading
  • NEW Herman Reading Method (author)
  • We are 501(c) (3)
Regina Staffa BBA, CALT, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist #1087
www.academictherapycenter.com
2203 Doral Drive
Austin, TX, 78746
(512) 573-9464

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia
  • Academic Therapy Center LLC provides multi-sensory instruction for children diagnosed with dyslexia, disgraphia, reading disorders, difficulty with reading, fluency, comprehension, spelling, written expression, and study skills.
  • Trained in Take Flight, Rite Flight, Pre-Flight, Handwriting Without Tears, Neuhaus Written Expression, Read Naturally, Zoo Phonics, and Diane King Multi Sensory Instruction.
Nancy Turner (Black)
6505 Augusta National Drive
Austin, TX 78746
512-924-1274
[email protected]
  • Children

 

Academic tutoring for dyslexia Grades 1 - 5
Slingerland Multisensory Language Arts; Director & Instructor
Currently Special Education Classroom Teacher (EISD)
Debbie Velchoff
1970 County Road 270
Leander, TX 78641
512-694-7102
[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Academic tutoring for dyslexia Licensed CALT. Work with reading disabled/dyslexic students and adults. Basic Language Skills, Multisensory Reading and Spelling (MRS) / Language Enrichment (LE), Rewards, Developing Multi-cognitive Skills, Multisensory grammar - spelling - written composition, History of English Language, Reading comprehension

 

Teacher Training Service

Provider Services Comments
Susan Patteson, M.Ed., CALT
Region 13 Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, Tx. 78723
(512) 919-5401
e-mail:
[email protected]
Wilson Reading System Teacher Training is offered through Region 13 ESC. Please view www.wilsonlanguage.com for more information on this multisensory reading intervention. Please visit trainings/courses currently being offered ad Region 13 Education Service Center at www.esc13.net 
  • Elementary Reading Assessment
  • Dysgraphia
  • Mathematics and Students with Dyslexia
  • Secondary Reading Assessments
  • Compiling the Assessment Data into Summaries & Reports
  • Social Issues & Students with Reading Disabilities
Scottish Rite Learning Center of Austin, Inc.
12871 N. U.S. Hwy. 183, suite 105
Austin, TX 78750
(512)472-1231
 

www.ScottishRiteLearningCenter.org

The Learning Center is recognized as a national training site for educators by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) and the International Multi-sensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). This recognition is bestowed on teacher training centers that adhere to stringent training requirements and are qualified to prepare educators to become Certified Academic Language Therapists through the Academic Lanugage Therapy Association.
  • The Introductory Class of Basic Language Skills
  • The Advanced Class of Basic Language Skills

 

Educational opportunities are currently held in the summer.
Pat Sekel, Ph.D., CALT, QI, LDT
www.dyslexiarc.com
2203 Doral Drive
Austin, TX, 78746
(512) 573-9464

[email protected]
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

 

  • Psycho-educational evaluations for LD/dyslexia.
  • Consultations to 'put it all together' or where parents should go next
  • Referral bank for services
  • Professional development - LETRS 12 modules + additional mods (national trnr)
  • Basic language skills - QI or any Neuhaus program
  • Blitz & Boost - National trainer for Really Great Reading
  • NEW Herman Reading Method (author)
  • We are 501(c) (3)

 

 

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