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All you need to know before we connect.

  • How do I know if my child has dyslexia or another learning difference?
    At Designed To Learn, we understand that every child learns differently. If you are concerned that your child may have dyslexia or another learning difference, it is important to seek out a professional assessment. Our staff is experienced in providing evaluations for learning differences and can provide you with the resources and support needed to understand how best to meet your child’s individual learning needs.
  • What is dyslexia?
    Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects a person's ability in learning to read, write, and spell. Dyslexia is neurological and is often hereditary. It is not related to intelligence level and can affect people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
  • Can you "grow out of" dyslexia?
    Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that affects the way the brain processes information related to reading, writing, and spelling. It is not something that individuals can simply "grow out of." It is essential to recognize dyslexia as a unique way of processing information and to focus on the strengths of dyslexic learners rather than solely on their challenges. With the right support and interventions, there is no reason learners with dyslexia can't be as successful as any other student.
  • Do children with dyslexia see and write letters and words backwards?
    It is a common misconception that letter reversals are a definitive sign of dyslexia. In reality, many young children, whether they have dyslexia or not, may go through a stage of reversing letters and numbers as they learn to write and read. Dyslexia is a more complex learning difference that involves challenges with phonological processing, fluency, and decoding skills, among other reading-related difficulties. Reversing letters alone is not a reliable indicator of dyslexia.
  • Can wearing glasses or using different fonts help those with dyslexia read?
    Dyslexia is primarily a language-based learning difference, not a visual disorder. While wearing glasses or using different fonts may help individuals with visual impairments, they are not effective solutions for addressing the core challenges of dyslexia. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties in processing the sounds of spoken language, which can make it challenging for individuals to connect these sounds to written letters and words. Evidence-based reading interventions, such as structured and systematic phonics programs like Designed to Learn offers, are essential for helping dyslexic individuals develop the necessary reading and language skills.
  • How do I find my child reading support?
    Designed to Learn helps students with dyslexia in the Wichita, Kansas metro to harness their strengths and overcome challenges to become confident and successful readers. Virtual services are also offered for those outside of the Wichita metro area. The heart of what we do is to provide screenings and evaluations that parents can trust to understand their child's unique learning difference and use prescriptive approaches to support learning effectively. We rely on scientifically proven methods and fostering a supportive learning environment to empower individuals with dyslexia to reach their full potential and achieve academic and personal success.
  • My child's teacher doesn't think my child has a reading problem, but they are struggling. What should we do?
    Children with dyslexia may experience difficulties in phonological processing and decoding skills, which are foundational for reading. Without early intervention, these gaps can accumulate, making it significantly harder for the child to catch up later. Early intervention is critical in addressing dyslexia effectively and providing the necessary support to help the child develop essential reading and language skills. If your student is older, hope is not lost! Contact Designed to Learn for a free consultation to find out how to help best help your student.
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