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Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning is a 501(c)3, educational not-for-profit serving people with significant reading, spelling and writing difficulties, including people with dyslexia.  

Reading became fun for her...

January 11, 2017

Our daughter was having difficulty with reading and math in first grade.  We had tried several tutors and after several months of persuading her teacher, our daughter finally qualified for an IEP.  After a few months, we still felt like her needs were not being addressed and that she needed additional help.  A friend recommended that we contact Noel Leif.  After a few weeks of sessions, I noticed a big difference in my daughter’s confidence level.  Reading became fun for her and I’m happy to say that she has been reading at grade level for over a year now.  It has also been invaluable having Noel at Parent Teacher Conferences and IEP meetings.  Not having an education background, the meetings and terminology were overwhelming to me.  It has been so comforting to have her assistance during the meetings to ask direct questions to the teachers that I would have missed.  She is also working in conjunction with the teachers as a team to help challenge and support our daughter’s academic goals. 

Words can’t express how grateful we are for her knowledge and support!

 - Beth

We are SOO grateful to the Dyslexia and Learning Center!

January 19, 2017

Our third daughter was very different in her learning from our other daughters. Her teachers—starting in 3 year old preschool— all said, “She’ll be fine!” After being “that mom” and driving teachers crazy for years, we finally found Noel who led us down the testing path. Thankfully, she was also there to help us when the testing was over and we needed help knowing what to do next! She has worked with our daughter 3-4 days/week for 2 years. Anna looks forward to every encounter with Noel. Having her positive energy and support on our side is invaluable! Noel is a sounding board for a huge variety of issues. She has not only helped our daughter’s confidence and HUGLEY boosted her school achievement, but has helped with navigating the logistics of the dyslexia diagnosis, from communicating with teachers and schools to attending 504/IEP meetings. Noel is great at helping her students and their families.  We are SO grateful to have found the Dyslexia Center!

- Missi

"Proud of the gift of being dyslexic"

January 27, 2017

My son was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 13.  Prior to the diagnosis we spent many  years watching him struggle and get frustrated with reading and writing.  We had tried various tutoring services but results were little to no improvement.  We were fortunate to have a friend that referred us to Noel Leif.
She starts with the basics and uses a hands-on technique which was a perfect match for my sons learning style.  Not only did she help him with his reading/ writing ability , she also built up his confidence!  His attitude changed from "ashamed of his reading ability" to "proud of the gift of being dyslexic"


Starting 2nd Grade excited for school!

February 16, 2017

"When my son began lessons at the end of his Kindergarten year, he was struggling to recognize letters when they were out of alphabetical order. He was very frustrated in school because reading and writing were so difficult for him. With a year of weekly (three times per week) reading lessons, he finished 1st grade at an Independent Reading Level of Proficient. Now, he is starting 2nd grade and excited to go to school!"

- Lisa

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