In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month this October, we’re sharing a guide to dyslexia services in Huntsville.
According to the International Dyslexia Association, up to 20% of the population may have dyslexic symptoms. They may struggle with difficulties in reading, writing and spelling.
Here’s how Huntsville is helping.
Greengate School for Dyslexia at Randolph
Greengate School was founded in 2002 to support students with learning differences. In 2018, Greengate merged with Randolph School and expanded their services.
Those services include dyslexia simulations, testing, teacher and parent training, tutoring and summer reading camps. Their services are not just for those enrolled at Greengate, but are open to the community.
The Loft Literacy Center
The Loft Literacy Center near Huntsville’s medical district offers dyslexia therapy, multisensory language and math remediation and academic coaching. Melinda Holloway and Christie Stepien are the two women behind The Loft Literacy Center. You can learn more about them here.
Melinda is a certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist through the International Dylexia Association (IDA) and Christie is trained in the Orton Gillingham approach through AOGPE.
Paula Williams provided speech therapy and language intervention in the public school system for 25 years and also worked with Greengate School for 15 years. Now, she runs her own private practice in Madison.
Williams’ education, training, certifications and licenses are extensive, and you can find more about her background here.
Northeast Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation
The Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation’s primary mission is, “Supporting schools as they meet the needs of struggling readers including those with dyslexia” (Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers Website).
They assist teachers become Certified Academic Language Therapists and offer schools dyslexia assessment training.
They are no longer providing dyslexia testing, but continue to support the community through training and their CALT grant program for teachers.
Looking for more educational organizations in Huntsville? Here’s our guide to 10 nonprofits in Huntsville benefiting education.
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