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Essentials to Success

Based in the Pikes Peak region, Essentials to Success was designed to help the struggling reader, speller, and dyslexic individual of any age. Every child, every person, needs hope and the tools to succeed. We are here to help, to encourage, and support.

Success Story

I was hoping to mail out a graduation announcement to you all and give you an update. My son Alex went through your program with his tutor. He is dyslexic and autistic. He eventually came off of his IEP and moved to a 504 and will graduate this week. I wanted to thank you. His confidence and self-esteem skyrocketed after going through the program. He is on his way to be an electrician. You made literacy affordable, fun, and made a future possible for him. Forever in debt to you both for your service to others. You might remember him as the soap box derby kid.


So, what is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is both physical and neurological in nature. In a non-dyslexic person, the left hemisphere of the brain is about ten percent larger than the right. However, in a dyslexic person, both hemispheres of the brain are approximately the same size due to more brain mass in the right hemisphere. This difference will certainly be manifested in difficulties with reading, writing, spelling, and speaking but is often also accompanied by amazing creative talent. Dyslexia is the number one reason an otherwise bright individual will struggle with language processing. Although it is often labeled as a learning disability, once language is unlocked for a dyslexic, it often shines the light on their incredible brilliance. 

Do you need help?

Do you have a struggling reader? Are you feeling confused, frustrated, or discouraged? As a parent, it is only natural to be concerned. Your child is growing, the years are passing, but their reading, writing, and spelling are not keeping pace with other children. As a teacher, you may feel that you don't have the information, training, or skills you need to help your students excel. You need answers, direction, and hope. At Essentials to Success, we remove the mystery so often associated with reading difficulties. We educate families as we work with struggling readers from many backgrounds, including those with the challenge of dyslexia.

The Essentials to Success Approach

At Essentials to Success, we come alongside you to help you make the best decisions in aiding with your child's reading development, life development. We equip dyslexic people with the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in a world that was not designed for them. 

     Education: A diagnosis is not enough. It is
          imperative that you understand dyslexia.
     Dyslexia Testing: Are your student's struggles due
          to dyslexia? We'll help you find out.
     Accommodations: We teach you what you should
          expect from schools and how to work with

     Remediation: We use world-class curriculum in
          equipping dyslexics with the skills of reading
          and writing.

     Technology: We encourage the use of
          technology so that our kids can express
          themselves clearly today.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

                    - Amelia Earhart

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