(402) 480-3152

Dyslexia and Other Language-Based Reading Disorders

Aliza Stremlau, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Maggie Wieting, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Michelle Smith, MS, L-CCC-SLP

To schedule a reading evaluation and therapy please call 402-480-3152.

Speech-language pathologists play a critical and direct role in the development of literacy by assessing, diagnosing, and treating written language disorders, including dyslexia. SLPs have unique knowledge about the subsystems of language (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) as they relate to spoken and written language and knowledge of metalinguistic skills required for reading and writing.

Communication Works speech-language pathologists, Aliza Stremlau, Maggie Wieting, and Michelle Smith, have specialized training in Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory reading methodology and techniques. They offer services for individuals who have reading challenges characterized by one, some, or all of these symptoms:

    • Difficulty with phonological awareness and phonics
    • Difficulty with accurate and fluent word recognition
    • Difficulty with spelling and spelling rules
    • Poor reading comprehension
    • Poor written language skills

Orton-Gillingham uses a language-based multisensory, structured, sequential approach to reading. Aliza, Maggie, and Michelle combine their knowledge of speech and language with the OG Approach to provide a specialized program of instruction not found elsewhere.