Raleigh Therapy Services Offering Educational Therapy to Support Children with Learning Differences

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Raleigh Therapy Services, Inc., a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy practice, is now offering an educational therapy to support children struggling with dyslexia and other learning differences. The practice’s new Lexercise teletherapy service uses the proven Orton-Gillingham instructional approach to provide customized support for each patient’s learning needs. Raleigh Therapy Services is the first provider to offer this Lexercise program in Wake and Durham counties.

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“Our Lexercise teletherapy program will allow us to help children faced with learning differences that impair their reading and writing abilities,” said Allison Crumpler, M.A., CCC-SLP and director of clinical compliance for Raleigh Therapy Services. “This new offering enhances our capabilities to support even more families in and around the Triangle area with specialized therapy services.”

Raleigh Therapy Services’ clinical educator, Erin Solomon, will oversee the new educational therapy service. Solomon will provide structured literacy intervention using Lexercise's teletherapy platform to support children with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and other processing conditions. She has more than 15 years of private sector teaching experience with extensive knowledge and specialized training in structured literacy methods.

For parents who suspect their child may have a learning disability, Solomon shares some early indicators that may shed light on a struggling student:

Preschool
•    Pronunciation problems and limited vocabulary
•    Trouble holding a book correctly
•    Limited recall of colors, letters, numbers and recognizable objects
•    Difficulty rhyming words and recognizing similar sounds
•    Trouble learning the names and sounds of letters and numbers
•    Poor coordination, often seems unstable or falls easily

Kindergarten through fourth grade:
•    Difficulty understanding the connection between letters and sounds
•    Trouble pronouncing new words and remembering them
•    Poor grip on pencil or crayon
•    Slow to learn new skills, relies on memorization
•    Unable to get meaning from reading
•    Avoids reading aloud
•    Exhibits behavioral issues including extreme restlessness
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Parents can find further information about signs of learning disabilities in older students as well as access a free dyslexia test on the Raleigh Therapy Services website at http://www.raleights.com/services/educational-therapy-services/.
“Learning should be exciting for all children, especially at a young age,” said Solomon. “I look forward to working with children to create an individualized therapy program to boost their confidence and support their learning needs to develop their literacy skills.”

Raleigh Therapy Services is actively accepting referrals from medical and vision providers for patients to take part in this new educational therapy offering. Parents may also contact Raleigh Therapy Services at (919) 791-3582 to refer their child.

About Raleigh Therapy Services, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by a mother-daughter therapist team, Raleigh Therapy Services, Inc. is one of the leading pediatric therapy providers in the Triangle area. The practice employs more than 20 certified and licensed therapists specializing in speech-language, physical, occupational, and educational therapies for children from birth to age 21. The multidisciplinary therapy practice has served more than 1,500 pediatric patients with in-home and office session services. For more information, visit www.RaleighTS.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Raleigh-Therapy-Services-Inc.