Dyslexia Testing and Tutors

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

(515) 218 - 8445

There are many very diversified opinions on what dyslexia is, and how it should be handled in students.  We at True Potential Education, LLC., believe that the key to overcoming dyslexia is quality intervention, introduced as early as possible.  At True Potential, our instructors have been formally trained at the graduate level, and have logged many hours of supervised teaching.  We believe that each child, and family, deserve the best services possible for their needs, and we strive to provide those services.

We are here to help you identify if your child is dyslexic and to lead you to the right solutions to enable them to become successful readers, writers and spellers.  At True Potential Education, we only use the tests and programs that have been proven by the 34 National Institutes of Health universities to identify dyslexia and to remediate for it.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."

~ Albert Einstein (a very successful dyslexic)

Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Therapies

Our goal

How are we different than other learning centers?  First, we specialize in reading, writing and spelling problems. We use tests that uncover gaps in core language skills needed to read, write and spell.  If your child is having problems with reading, writing or spelling, we can learn why through our testing and help with our remediation strategies.


Secondly, we use the Orton-Gillingham approach to remediate dyslexia. Orton-Gillingham programs were invented by Dr. Sam Orton, the scientist who studied and named dyslexia.  In the past five years, the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach's effect on the brain has been studied using fMRIs before and after OG therapy was administered. It was substantiated that prior to treatment, that dyslexics were using only one active center in their brain to read rather than three centers like a typical reader. After three years of OG therapy, dyslexics developed new brain pathways and were using the three reading centers that typical reader use.  The brain literally built pathways to the portions of the brain it needed to access to become a good reader.  OG programs are built on systematic, multi-sensory teaching of the sounds that make up our language, and how they logically relate to the printed letters that represent these sounds. No jumping jacks, no balance techniques, no computer programs that focus on attention.  OG is core instruction on the systematic way the sounds of our language are represented in printed text…the exact issue dyslexics struggle with – the sound to symbol connection.