Despite working harder than their peers or receiving support from a tutor, some students still struggle to read fluently and accurately. They may recognise words on one page only to have to sound them out on the next. This can be due to a weakness in symbol imagery — the ability to create mental imagery for the sounds and letters within words.
Conversely, some students are able to decode new words easily but struggle to understand what they’ve read and have a hard time interacting with the communicating world around them. A primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imagined gestalt. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they read or hear, but not the whole.
Some students come to us with previous diagnoses such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, or general learning challenges—and we make a difference for each of them. Other students seek our help to enhance their skills or to just make learning easier—and we do.
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