2017 Summer Intensive Literacy Program Enrollment Now Open!

Take advantage of the summer months to help your child close the gap on reading skills!  In 2016 every one of our students experienced measurable growth in their decoding and encoding skills.  Call today to reserve your spot, or 


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 students of any age who are struggling with foundational skills of reading, writing and spelling. Tutoring is available in our office, or virtually from your home. We also 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.

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

Enroll Now for the Best Dyslexia Continuing Ed Class in Iowa

This summer you have the opportunity to earn two graduate level credits by attending our accredited continuing education classes for educators or parents interesting in growing their knowledge and understanding of dyslexia.

CLICK HERE for more information!

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Dyslexia Testing and Tutors