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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture Certified Academic Language Therapist Dyslexia Therapist Certified EC-4 Generalist Teacher Certified EC-4 ESOL Teacher

Mrs. Robin C. Grimes M.Ed; CALT

 

I am absolutely thrilled to be your child's Dyslexia Therapist this school year!  My door is always open to discuss your child's progress in the dyslexia program and to work together to help your child become a successful life-long learner.

This is my 18th year in the teaching profession.  I am a trained Certified Academic Language Therapist and have been providing services to students with dyslexia for 12 years.  In addition to being a Dyslexia Therapist, I have earned a Masters Degree in Education (EC-4) from UTSA and am certified in ESOL.  My classroom experiences include teaching 1st Grade, 4th Grade and Response to Intervention.

I can't wait to watch your child grow into a successful reader and writer.  I look forward to you being a part of their success story by offering them your love, support and encouragement. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  

Blessings Always,

Mrs. Grimes M.Ed; CALT

 

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia is a specific type of learning disability that makes it difficult for the person to decode words, spell and read words accurately and fluently. Individuals with dyslexia have difficulty "breaking the code" of sound-letter association (alphabetic principle). They may also have difficulty learning new vocabulary, and getting their thoughts onto paper in a logical, concise manner. No two dyslexics are alike---each has his or her won set of strengths and weaknesses. ~Scottish Rite Learning Center

The International Dyslexia Association Committee (2002) defines "dyslexia" in the following way:

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.  It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.  These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.  Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and backround knowledge. ~ The Dyslexia Handbook (2018 Update)

Contrary to what many think, dyslexia is not about reversing letters. Dyslexia is a neurological "glitch" and has nothing to do with a person's IQ. In fact, many dyslexics display insightful, impressive talents for "thinking outside of the box."

Dyslexics never outgrow dyslexia---reading and writing remain difficult throughout their life---but with specialized tutoring by a professional that is trained to work with dyslexics, they can manage print more effectively.

 

PARENT RESOURCES:

Dyslexia Fact Sheet for Families

JISD Dyslexia Services

Texas Dyslexia Handbook (updated 2021)

Talking Book Program: Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Texas Education Agency (TEA): Dyslexia and Related Disorders