Treating Reading & Dyslexia

Dyslexia Center of Tulsa utilizes evidence-based research in the fields of occupational therapy, speech language pathology and reading to treat those with characteristics of dyslexia or are slow readers.  Multi-sensory approaches are utilized to ensure the  executive cognitive function skills, sensory processing and phonological processing skills are uniquely brought together to bring our clients to grade level reading. Here is how it works:

1. Initial Evaluation

  • Identifies the characteristics most associated with the type and severity of dyslexia.
  • Assesses a child’s current skill level in reading, spelling and multiple cognitive functions (memory, visual-motor integration, etc.)
  • Testing takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

2. Consultation to review assessment.

  • Results provided in 5 to 7 days.

3. Create individualized Therapy Plan

4. 2:1 or 1:1 In-Clinic Therapy

5. Individualized Home Therapy

6. Six month re-evaluation

7. Continued Therapy or Graduation

8. Final Evaluation & Consultation 


Example Treatments:

  • Individualized Plan for Persistently Slow Readers or those with characteristics of Dyslexia.
  • Weekly 2-hour session with a licensed occupational therapist, licensed certified occupational therapist assistant, speech language pathologist or teacher – assigned per your child’s needs.
  • Fast Track Program: Daily (5 days/week) one hour sessions with a licensed occupational therapist, licensed occupational therapy assistant, speech language pathologist or teacher. (Assigned based on clients needs) 
  • Sight Word, Pre-Reading Skills and Phonics Program Phonic Learning Lessons/Skills & Wilson Reader Phonics.
  • Learning Skills Training – Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Memory, Auditory Memory, Visual Memory, Sequential Memory, Visual Perception, Visual Motor Integration, Eye Tracking and MORE…
  • Home Therapy Program
  • Advanced Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Program
  • Re-evaluations every 6-months
  • All materials

COVID-19 Protocol

For the health and safety of our scholars, families, staff and learning partners, we are closely mentoring the Center for Disease Control, Tulsa Public Health Department and the leadership of Tulsa’s Mayor Bynum’s recommendations. At this time, all services are provided by Telehealth securely with Zoom in the comfort of your own home. To ensure the testing process is set up for success, you will need to have the following:

  1.  Computer PC or laptop
  2.  Camera and microphone
  3.  Quiet space
  4.  Desk or tabletop with a chair
  5.  Pencils, papers and eraser

We will be updating this information and protocol as information becomes available and we enter the next phase to open in-person services to our community. Thank you for your understanding and working with us as we join in the safety of our community.