What is Dyslexia?
According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is defined as:
“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities….secondary consequences may include problems with reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.” (Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003, p. 2)
Research shows that one in five students are dyslexic.
Meet our Therapist
Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Cindy Prewitt holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from Mississippi State University in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading. She holds a second M.Ed. from Mississippi College in Dyslexia therapy. Mrs. Prewitt has over 35 years of experience in teaching reading, literacy, and curriculum instruction.
Mrs. Prewitt saw a need for Dyslexia Therapy in the Golden Triangle after her own child was diagnosed with Dyslexia. She pursued licensure in the Dyslexia Therapy program in order to provide support to students and families through application of theory, research, methodologies, and applied techniques.
*The Dyslexia Therapy Program is available to students First through Fifth grades with a formal diagnosis of dyslexia or dysgraphia.
“After six months of therapy with Mrs. Prewitt, I can already see a tremendous improvement in my child’s reading skills. Not only is Mrs. Prewitt a blessing to my daughter, she has been instrumental in guiding me through this journey and has given me resources on how to navigate this diagnosis. Mrs. Prewitt’s patience, credentials, and knowledge are unmatched.”
- ACS Parent