Treating Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Ocular Motor Dysfunction

Dyslexia Center of Tulsa utilizes the Magnocellular Theory of Dyslexia evidence-based research in the fields of occupational therapy, speech language pathology and reading to treat those with characteristics of dyslexia, dysgraphia and ocular motor insufficiency.  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 3-4 hours.

2. Consultation to review assessment.

  • Results provided within two weeks.

3. Create an individualized Therapy Plan

QuickStart: This is a customized therapy plan teaching three 90-minute parent and child one-on-one Zoom only sessions as well as treatment resources. This is ideal for the parent that wants to participate in teaching their child and do it on their time in their own home.

FastTrack: This plan offers 5 hours of therapy per week (Zoom or in-person) with the Dyslexia Center of Tulsa team. This is ideal for parents who want to be hands-off in the learning process.

Traditional Track: This plan includes 2 hours of therapy per week (Zoom or in-person). This includes 50% parent involvement and 50% of the Dyslexia Center of Tulsa team involvement.

4. 2:1 or 1:1 In-Clinic or Virtual Learning 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.
  • Quick Start: Three 90-minute Zoom only sessions with parent and child for parents to carry out plan in their own home on their own schedule.
  • Traditional Track: Weekly 2-hour or 5 one-hour sessions 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 client needs) 
  • Sight Word, Pre-Reading Skills and Phonics Program Phonics 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, services are provided in-person and by Telehealth securely with Zoom in the comfort of your own home. Should you choose services by Telehealth 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.