​"Understanding Dyslexia for Parents" & "Understanding Dyslexia for Educators"

Welcome to True Potential Education

A center for dyslexia testing and core language tutoring for Iowa.

Whether it's you or a loved one, we are inspired by the need to help you live with, diagnose, learn about & manage dyslexia. 

True Potential Education is an Iowa-based center focused on identifying, assessing, remediating and tutoring dyslexic students of any age, including our Transitional Kindergarten program. Tutoring is available in our office, or virtually from your home. We provide 504 and IEP support, as well as continuing education opportunities.

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. 

Adopted by the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association: November 12, 2002

​Dyslexia is the most common and most studied, yet most misunderstood, learning difference. True Potential Education is dedicated to giving you information about dyslexia, and helping you navigate the world with it. This site includes resources for researching the biology of dyslexia, tools for recognizing dyslexia, and for intervening and advocating for dyslexic learners.  We hope that you find this information helpful, and immediately applicable to make your path easier to navigate.

True Potential Education offers classes to anyone new to dyslexia trying to learn how to navigate the immense amount of information that exists. These seminars are highly recommended for newly diagnosed dyslexics, parents of dyslexics, teachers, and anyone else who would like to learn more about dyslexia, their options and next steps. Learn more...

Did you know...?

     • 1 in 5 people are dyslexic.

     • Dyslexia cannot be cured.

     • Dyslexia is 50% heritable.

     • Thirty-four major universities

       are currently researching dyslexia.

If you suspect a friend or family member is dyslexic, a checklist of common characteristics can be a great place to start.  

Click here to access a checklist of common dyslexic characteristics

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Dyslexia Testing and Tutors

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7755 Office Plaza Dr. N. Suite 105, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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