Help for Struggling Readers



Problems with language, spelling, writing and reading are known as

language-based learning problems, or simply, learning disabilities. Dyslexia

is the most well-known form of this learning disability. Here are some

warning signs that your child may have difficulty learning to read, spell and

write easily, and may need extra help to succeed:


Preschool – difficulty speaking clearly; poor rhyming skills; little interest in, or difficulty,

learning letters

Early school years – does not know sounds for letters; problems copying; poor wordattack

skills; only reads memorized words; unusual spelling; difficulty rhyming

Middle school years – slow reading; poor understanding of reading material; reading

skills out of sync with abilities in other areas; weak spelling; poor decoding skills when

faced with new words

Adolescence and adulthood – slow and effortful reading; slow writing speech; poor

spelling; difficulty organizing thoughts and ideas in print


Sheila Rowe is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has specialized in treating

reading, writing and spelling difficulties for over 20 years and she is an Associatein-

Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Her training enables her to identify areas of difficulty and to develop

individualized programs for dyslexia and other reading, writing, and spelling



Sheila is now accepting new clients. If you would like to learn more, or to book an

appointment please call us at 634-4882 or email !