One of the most challeging aspects of addressing dyslexia is finding the right resources. Hopefully these resources may be helpful.
Center for Active Minds
Dr. Sarah created this Center in response to community members--parents, school personnel, and pediatricians--sharing their struggles of finding a reputable therapist or psychologist in the area that work with children.
Over time, Dr. Sarah also learned that parents of children with ADHD struggled to find evidence-based evaluations and therapy for themselves. In response to this, Dr. Sarah built upon her training in working therapeutically with adults to completed training in evidence-based practices for adults with ADHD, which is fairly consistent foudationally to services provided to kids with ADHD, and has expanded to offer adult-focused services as well.
Dr. Margaret Kay
Dr. Kay is a PA & DE licensed psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, PA Certified School Psychologist & Fellow of American Board of Psychological Specialties in Educational & School Psychology. She and her associates specialize in providing Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's) for school-age children, adolescents, college students, and adults with learning disabilities.
Millersville University master’s in language and literacy education
The Department of Early, Middle and Exceptional Education offers a master’s in language and literacy education in which students choose one of two concentrations: a literacy concentration leading to reading specialist certification or an ESL concentration leading to ESL certification.
Both concentrations are available for elementary and secondary teachers who possess an Instructional Certificate in Pennsylvania. A Master of Education in Language and Literacy Education offers the student the opportunity to participate in original research and experiential programs in this field.
Working with the Bureau of Special Education (BSE), Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), PaTTAN provides a full array of professional development and technical assistance targeted to improving student results.
This professional development and technical assistance takes many forms to meet the varied needs of PaTTAN’s constituents. Week-long summer institutes, ongoing professional development series, webinars, on-site assistance, and individual student or teacher supports are some of the means by which PaTTAN provides support to schools.
Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster
Since opening its doors in 2002, the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster has helped remediate reading and written language skills of over 200 children, and trained nearly 50 tutors. Housed inside the Masonic Center of Lancaster County, the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and tutors children on a first-come first-serve basis regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, gender, or religious affiliation. Services are free.
Reading League of PA
The Reading League Pennsylvania chapter was established in 2019 to support the advancement of the Science of Reading in Pennsylvania along with researchers, universities and educators across the nation and around the world. The Reading League Pennsylvania shares the mission of the national organization of advancing the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-based reading instruction.
Every educator prepared to teach every child in Pennsylvania to become a skilled reader.
The Janus School
The Janus School is the only school dedicated to educating students with learning differences in south-central Pennsylvania. Built on a beautiful 40-acre campus in Mount Joy, PA, we serve students in grades K-12+ diagnosed with a language- or math-based learning disability, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), executive function difficulties (EFD), nonverbal learning disorder, or auditory processing disorder.
For 30 years, Janus has focused on developing the whole student to “learn how to learn”. Students at Janus confront their learning differences head on and become their own biggest advocate in negotiating school, work, and life. They are successful because they are empowered with the tools and skills to lead rich fulfilling lives.
PA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
The Pennsylvania Branch, International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that champions individuals with dyslexia and all students learning to read. We support their families, community, educators, and related professionals.
Throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware, we increase awareness about dyslexia, provide education and resources, and promote best practices for teaching reading based on scientific research.
Grow Your Happy
The intention for “Grow Your Happy” is to provide opportunities for parents to rethink and redefine their current mindsets, to develop a new set-point for happiness for themselves and their loved ones, so even when difficulties and obstacles do arise, they can bounce back better and live their best lives.