Dyslexia Therapy Coming to Brain Builders Pediatric Therapy

An additional area of therapy has been added to services offered by Brain Builders Pediatric Therapy.  The addition was precipitated by the increasing demand for assistance with learning strategies and tutoring of dyslexic students.  Researchers have found that the learning of four out of 10 American children are effected by some degree of the symptoms prevalent among those diagnosed with dyslexia.

The reading program provides tutoring which uses multisensory structured language strategies developed by dyslexia expert Susan Barton of Bright Solutions. Her dyslexic teaching strategies are actively promoted by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and are based upon the Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction and clinical intervention.

The program is taught by providing:

–continuous student to teacher interaction

–brain memory and sensory learning through visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile senses

–direct instruction progresses from the easiest tutoring methods to more difficult strategies

–continuous assessment of needs for automaticity

–meaningful strategies that make sense to learner

Brain Builders  Pediatric Therapy, currently partners with many surrounding school districts, and families who are looking for specialized pediatric therapy ,as well as additional support services to increase independence and overcoming a disability allowing the child to achieve their fullest potential.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Brain Builders Pediatric Therapy at 816-607-5333.

Door Systems, Inc. Donates $5,000 
to Lee’s Summit High School 
Shelter Project

Door Systems, Inc., a local Lee’s Summit garage door company, has made a $5,000 donation to the outdoor shelter project at Lee’s Summit High School. Door Systems, Inc. heard about the many benefits the outdoor shelter would bring to teachers, parents, and students in the community and wanted to give back. The 40’ x 60’ shelter is in the beginning stages of funding and will be a multi-use facility for the members of Lee’s Summit High School. The shelter will serve as an outdoor classroom, a venue, a gathering place and more. Jim Payne, co-owner of Door Systems Inc., said, “With the ever tightening budgets of our schools, if we can help provide a means to educate our future leaders, we want to do whatever we can do to help. We’d also like to thank those who work in the education field who sacrifice daily in educating our children.”