Beautiful Thinker – Temple Grandin

Watch this tremendous TED Talk video that clearly conveys the importance for cherishing neurodiversity. The greatest tragedy of our current educational system is that it defines beautiful thinkers, like Temple Grandin, as pathologically disordered.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in […]

By |March 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

February 2014 LexiAbility Update


Even with the snow trying to slow everything down, we have never been busier! This makes it difficult to send out a newsletter with any kind of regularity, so we encourage you to sign up for our Facebook page at for more frequent news.

Radio Show:

A couple of weeks ago, I had a fantastic opportunity […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Art Gallery

LexiAbility is a colorful place for students and their families. Our walls are painted bright yellow but the best color in the office comes from the artwork created by kids when they come to visit. Their imagination and creativity has no limit. Here are some examples of their artistic creations.

By |February 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Hear Dyslexia Expert Pam Taylor on KCUR, 89.3 FM

Pam Taylor will appear on KCUR during the Central Standard program on Thursday, January 30, at 10 AM to discuss dyslexia and address questions. Tune in and listen at 89.3 FM.

And join the conversation! Join the live show while Pam is on the air between 10-11 AM on Thursday by calling 816-235-2888, or email […]

Psychological Assessment for Identifying Dyslexia

By |January 21st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

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|