The Chattanooga Dyslexia Center was established as part of the SLR Center in January 2015 in order to meet the need of the local community for Dyslexia diagnosis and treatment.
Dyslexia and dysgraphia are disorders that involve a significant difficulty interpreting words, letters, and sometimes numbers in order to read and write. They are neurological in origin and do not affect general intelligence. There are a wide range of characteristics. Students with Dyslexia often have difficulties learning phonics and letter-sound correspondence. The performance gap between their reading and writing performance and that of their peers often becomes apparent as early as kindergarten. Reading and math comprehension, as well as vocabulary growth and self-esteem, can suffer as a result.
Our psychologist, Susan Sasse, is a Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Psychological Examiner and has over 30 years of experience working with children with learning disabilities, including those with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. Her testing along with an in-depth language and phonological processing evaluation by the Speech-Language Pathologist, provides the essential testing and analysis needed to determine the root cause of academic struggles. Following diagnosis, an individualized therapeutic intervention plan is developed and implemented. Further medical and professional referrals are made as needed.
Our mission is to provide high quality, individualized communication and reading intervention to children and young adults in the Chattanooga area.