Dyslexia Consultant, Assessment, and Remediation Specialist
International Dyslexia Association Certified Dyslexia Practitioner
Orton-Gillingham Certified Teacher
Masters Certified Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor
Founder and Director of LexiAbility
Developer of LexiaHeroes, an Orton-Gillingham Program
Founder of Dyslexia Helpers, a Non-Profit Organization
Pamela Taylor is a Masters Level Educational Psychology professional with an emphasis in assessment, a dyslexia specialist, and educational therapist. Her educational therapy training includes over 25,000 hours in educational remediation, assessment, and training other practitioners. She attended and passed graduate level coursework in dyslexia assessment and works in partnership with licensed psychologists and counselors as a psychometrician. Taylor is a Certified Orton-Gillingham Teacher through Mayerson Academy, and an International Dyslexia Association Certified Dyslexia Practitioner, and a Certified Masters Certified Tutor for Barton Reading and Spelling (an Orton‐Gillingham/ Structured Literacy system).
Taylor’s undergraduate degrees are in Psychology and Sociology, her graduate master’s and doctoral-level coursework is in Educational Psychology. She has completed all graduate coursework required for educational therapy certification at Riverside, San Diego and has completed graduate‐level and doctoral‐level coursework in educational psychology, educational therapy, reading, specific learning disabilities, cognition, neurology, psychological assessment, learning, human development, research, literacy, and counseling.
In 2003, Taylor started The Learning Coach which provided remediation and tutoring services for middle school, high school, and college students in the Kansas City area. As her reputation as a practitioner specializing in services for twice-exceptional learners grew, she started training other practitioners and became recognizes as a dyslexia expert. In 2013, Taylor opened LexiAbility. Since then, Taylor and her team of compassionate and professional educational therapists have provided services and resources for those in the Kansas City area and beyond.
Taylor has written an online Orton-Gillingham program, LexiaHeroes, that is used internationally. This program was developed to provide accessible, affordable remediation tools using the best approaches in dyslexia remediation supported in science of learning–delivered in a flexible, integrated, digital platform. The program has been incredibly successful for not only those with profound dyslexia, but also for those with highly compensated dyslexia. The program is currently in beta testing for parent users and will be published for parent and teacher users in Spring of 2020.
Taylor provides dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia consulting and training in areas of identification, remediation, and advocacy. Her clients include parents, teachers, tutors, educational therapists, school administrators, special education teachers, reading specialists, psychologists, school counselors, pediatricians, and speech language pathologists. Taylor provides in‐service workshops for local schools and organization across the country and is a featured speaker on dyslexia identification and intervention at conferences, community events, radio, television, and film.
Taylor is the principal director of a web development effort in South America which is developing an online platform for foreign language acquisition for those with dyslexia, the first of its kind. She is also developing the application of effective protocols in language disabilities in Europe which could be of benefit for English learners with dyslexia.
Taylor has served on the Board of Directors of the KSMO International Dyslexia Association, Structured Literacy Council, and the Kansas City Dyslexia Support Group.
Taylor is the founder and Executive Director of Dyslexia Helpers, a non-profit that provides resources for those with learning differences, as seen through the scientific and compassionate lens of neurodiversity.
Pamela Taylor has three children with dyslexia. She also has dyslexia.