Talents · Creativity · Gifts
Imagination · Natural Abilities

Dyslexia & Learning
Disability Center Inc.®
Betty Ann Judah
Phone: 702-489-3241
Fax: 702-982-3374

Training & Tutoring Headquarters
Las Vegas, Nevada & Beyond

“It is incredible stuff. It brings tears of joy to my eyes and touches me in a very special way every time I share with people what my son and I have learned and experienced with this Training.

“Keep in mind, Angelo is a child who has struggled through school since day one. When we heard some of the things we would be accomplishing during our week-long stay at The Dyslexia Center™, we were somewhat skeptical. We looked at each other with that ‘Yeah, right!’ look. But we were told to keep an open mind and I am very glad we were prepped with that.

“The best part of the whole week was when I heard my son say for the first time in all of his school years that he was SMART and he knew he was SMART! Angelo has been set free of the feeling that he was stupid, dumb, slow, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, etc.

“Thanks to Betty Ann’s Self Management program during our week at The Dyslexia Center™, Angelo’s success in life and college is now a reality to him instead of a dream that he didn’t believe would come true.”
- Cindy (Angelo was 16)

“In my concerts I tell people about this journey and what dyslexia means. I discovered my dyslexia has been a major turning point in how I perceive life and how I perceive myself. It brought out some of the better characteristics of who I am.

“I lived under the façade of convincing people that I knew how to read when I didn’t; but I lived in fear because I was afraid someone would find out. It felt good when I finally took the shackles off and faced the truth.

“Then I no longer had to live feeling like I was broken and couldn’t do anything. I enjoy books now and I read whenever I come across something I am really interested in.

“It has been a wonderful journey. There is a lot of talent and potential inside of me. I know now that I am smart. I just don’t learn in the conventional way.”
- Ellen, age 30

 

FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is an intuitive ability to shift perceptions and see the world with a multidimensional view. At the Dyslexia & Learning Disability Center Inc.® we believe that this ability is a talent. Dyslexics are capable of using this talent to enhance their creative skills. However, this wonderful talent can cause confusion when it interferes with the way symbols, print, language, mathematics, balance, movement, and the sense of time are perceived or experienced.

When we show someone who is Dyslexic how to self-correct and manage their Dyslexic perceptions, dramatic improvements in their academic and physical performance are achieved. Dyslexia only becomes a "disability" when there is no knowledge of how to manage this talent, leaving the Dyslexic with a variety of symptoms that affect daily life.

We believe that all Learning Disabilities, including Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory Processing difficulties, ADD, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome, are all forms of Dyslexia. We feel that Dyslexia affects 40% of the population in some form or another. Everyone knows someone who has Dyslexia. Dyslexics are bright, energetic, entertaining, creative, and unique people.

What is a Learning Disability?

The internet describes a learning disability as:

  • A disorder found in children and adults of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills.
  • A neurological disorder.
  • A classification including several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors.
  • They affect the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information.
  • They affect an estimated 2% to 10% of the population.
  • They include Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and ADHD.

Is Dyslexia Inherited?

Yes, dyslexia is inherited just like other traits such as eye, hair, and skin color.  What is actually inherited is the talent of dyslexia, the ability to think in pictures and in feelings.  The disabling aspects may vary, given the moment, the hour, and the day, as well as the situation and the material presented.

Do More Males Than Females Have Dyslexia?

This is a myth.  It has been the experience of our work that an equal number of males and females have Dyslexia.  Dyslexia is inherited.  Very often boys who come into an office has a mother that has Dyslexia.  Things that are inherited are talents and the ability to picture, imagine, & create in 3D.  Women and girls do this just as well as Men and boys.

Why Doesn't the School Identify Dyslexia?

Federal and State law don't require schools to cover Dyslexia.  There are no tests for Dyslexia in most of the schools and the schools that do test, at the time of this writing, only cover reversals at the primary level.  There is no mandated teacher training on how to work with individuals who have Dyslexia.

Does Insurance Pay for Your Services?

No, medical insurance does not pay for any learning center tutoring or assessment services.  The Dyslexia & Learning Disability Center Inc.® does not have a licensed psychologist who is covered by medical insurance, and usually psychologists do not provide tutoring services, correction programs or education centers for dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Why Are You Qualified To Identify Dyslexia & Other Learning Disabilities?

I am a corrected Dyslexic myself with an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in Education with majors also in Psychology, Sociology, and English Literature.  I have a Masters from Purdue University in West Layfayette, Indiana majoring in Guidance & Counseling and minoring in both Psychology and Reading Disabilities.  I have advanced degree work in Learning Disabilities from Purdue and Ohio State Universities.  I was a Special Education teacher for 8 years and a Guidance Counselor for 5 years.  I have owned and operated The Dyslexia & Learning Disability Center, Inc.® for 30 years.

How Do You Assess People For Dyslexia & Other Learning Disabilities?

I use materials from The International Dyslexia Association®, my years as a Special Education teacher, and The Reading Research Counsel® to hone in on the talents and disabilities of the client.  I spend 3 to 4 hours evaluating confusion, movement, comprehension, and on task behavior while the client performs skills in Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math. I find what words or symbols he/she hangs onto, drops, or moves to other locations on a page and then demonstrate to the client and his/her family members what the client is doing and how Dyslexia works.

What Techniques Do You Use To Train People With Dyslexia?

We use a variety of techniques that are tailored to each individual client.  These come from Betty Ann Judah attending 15 different programs, her own teaching experience, her 8 year intership with The Reading Counsel®, and her 30 years of experience in training thousands of clients.

How Do You Justify The Cost of Your Training?

At the The Dyslexia & Learning Disability Center, Inc.® Betty Ann Judah is able to help the client save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours because her program is designed to enhance the client's abilities without repetitive drilling of Phonics or Math.  The goal is to continue to use her training for the rest of the client's life.  Betty Ann Judah's techniques can be applied to all aspects of academia and one's livelihood. Just boosting self-esteem is worth the cost!

Can We Learn Your Program With Just Tutoring?

No, the initial Training is an intense jump-start, which is completed in nine 3-hour sessions, all done within 2 weeks.

May I Learn to Tutor My Own Child, Spouse or Partner following the Training?

Absolutely, provided that you get along, attend, and understand the ENTIRE training.

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