The Limitations of Neuropsychological Evaluations

By |December 5th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|

Observations from the International Dyslexia Association Conference

It’s been an amazing day at the International Dyslexia Association Conference. The new cognitive neuroscience in research on dyslexia is stunning.

Guess what, science shows that if you have a child with a high IQ and they are a good reader, but there is a discrepancy – well, it’s dyslexia! (Not just Pam screaming it […]

By |November 6th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|

Dyslexia is not a Vision Problem

Lately, two companies have been really pushing their own “cures” for dyslexia: Dyslexie Font and ChromoGen Lenses. Local and national news outlets have picked up marketing press releases and have touted their products, but these news outlets did not write these stories, nor did they do any research. In fact, Fox 4 news links right to the […]

By |September 6th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|

LexiAbility Has Opened!

We have officially moved to our new clinic space at 600 West 103rd Street, Suite 209, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.  It’s a bright, fun place. We are sure our students will love as much as we do!

Insufficient Diagnosis of Dyslexia is Unacceptable

When we treat dyslexia as a “mental disorder” instead of a common brain difference that requires different reading instruction, we become over-reliant on a pathological diagnostic model that insists on “substantial and significant” failure for identification (DSM-5).

Although the National Institutes of Health estimates that one in every five people has dyslexia, and dyslexia is […]

By |June 10th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|

Susan Barton at St. Thomas Aquinas

It was wonderful to see and hear Susan Barton speak again about dyslexia at St. Thomas Aquinas on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  Her story never fails to move me. She continues to awe me in her compassionate mission.

If you missed the presentation, you may watch a similar talk at www.dys-add.com.  Look for a video called “Dyslexia: […]

By |May 13th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|

National Institutes of Mental Health Makes a Little Declaration

Although we are not quite sure how this is going to play out in the field of dyslexia, this position is HUGE:  Read the National Institutes of Mental Health’s Statement on “Transforming Diagnosis”

The NIHMH has said, without equivocation, that the weakness of the DSM is “its lack of validity.”

The NIHMH has begun the Research Domain Criteria […]

By |May 6th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|

Face It Manifesto of Decoding Dyslexia KS

I have had several parents ask me about whether or not I am excited about proposed legislation in the state of Kansas regarding dyslexia screening and remediation. The answer is “Yes” and “No.”

Yes, I absolutely support the intent of early screening all children for dyslexia. And, yes, I support proper remediation for all children […]

By |March 16th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|

From KC Dyslexia Services to Lexiability

I am very pleased to announce that I have recently decided to expand the services of KC Dyslexia Services and am creating a new business, LexiAbility.

LexiAbility will operate with the continued mission to help those with dyslexia.  I chose the name because it implies the abilities that come with dyslexia—not just the challenges.

I have hired Angie Beck, who […]

By |February 22nd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments|