Dyslexia Testing and Tutors

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

(515) 218 - 8445

Professional Staff of True Potential Education

True Potential Education also employs a wonderful part-time staff of Orton-Gillingham trained dyslexia therapists that work with students from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm every weekday!

Cheri Hayes

Adminsitrative Professional


chayes@truepotentialed.com

Casey Condon-Yu

Marketing and Communications


ccondonyu@truepotentialed.com

Amy Lenger, M.A., CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Certified P-ESL 

Accent Reduction Specialist

Orion-Gillingham Tutor


alenger@truepotentialed.com

Rita Mason

Sales


rmason@truepotentialed.com

Erin Hadley, BIS

Orion-Gillingham Tutor

K-6 Teaching Credentials (Iowa)

K-8 Teaching Credentials (Utah)


ehadley@truepotentialed.com


Taryn Smith

Life-Skills Program Coordinator

Orton-Gillingham Tutor


tsmith@truepotentialed.com

Partner, Nina Lorimor-Easley

MS EPSY

MED.CIN.DSL (2017)



Partner, Dawn Philbin

MA/CCC/

Speech/Language Pathologist

Both of my boys attend TPE. They have learned so much since starting with Dawn in October. These women are awesome and they truly care that our children reach their true potential! ~ Kim

Education

  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Ins. w. Certification in Dyslexia Studies & Language-Based Learning Disabilities (2017)
  • Masters of Science in Educational Psychology from Kaplan University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business from William Penn University
  • Barton Tutor 3 Years
  • Wilson Tutor 2 Years
  • Wrightslaw Advocacy Certification
  • Dyslexia Training Institute Advocate Level 1 certification
  • Dyslexia Training Institute Advocate Level 2 certification
  • ​iCater Assistive Technology Training certification
  • NIH Research Certified


Association Memberships

  • Decoding Dyslexia Iowa

  • International Dyslexia Association​
  • ​American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Education

  • Master of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders, 1988, from Northeast Missouri State University (Now known as Truman State University), Kirksville, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders, 1987, from Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri
  • State of Iowa Speech Language Pathology Licensure
  • State of Missouri Speech Language Pathology Licensure
  • Iowa Department of Education teaching certificate
  • Professional experience as a speech/language pathologist since 1988
  • Dyslexia Testing Specialist & Dyslexia Screener
  • Certified tutor of the Wilson Language Reading Program since 2000
  • 17 years experience working 1:1 with children and adults with moderate to severe Dyslexia
  • Completion of graduate level course for “Diagnosing Dyslexia” presented by Susan Barton, creator of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia 


Association Memberships

  • Member of the American Speech and Hearing Association since 1989 (Student member and CFY member since 1985)

  • Member of the International Dyslexia Association since 2000
  • Member of the Iowa Speech and Hearing Association
  • Honored member of Cambridge Who’s Who For Professionals
  • Member of Decoding Dyslexia Iowa