Dyslexia therapy retrains the brain to read, spell, and write -- the right way.

No one should ever have to suffer in school or life or be called “stupid” because of a reading and writing difference. For the past 11 years, I have helped dyslexic students of all ages regain their confidence as their skills grow, and I would love to work with you or your child.


Dyslexic people are talented in amazing ways. They are problem solvers, writers, artists, or musicians, architects, athletes, and entrepreneurs. They see the “big picture” in relationships because of the way their brains are wired. However, they use a different part of their brain to read and write, and they are not able to focus on the small details.


The good news is that Orton-Gillingham-based therapy has been scientifically proven through MRI brain scans to create different neurological pathways to cement new learning in written language. It is sequential, phonics-based, and multi-sensory, using movement and all five senses to drive the lessons home.


I teach reading and spelling with Houston-based Neuhaus Education’s Basic Language Skills program, and sentence structure and paragraph writing with Diana Hanbury King’s Writing Skills from the Landmark School in Massachusetts, one of the most prestigious teaching centers and schools for dyslexics in America.

It warms my heart to see my students’ faces light up as they understand new concepts. I love finding ways to make this program fun and relevant, and I can meet anyone at their level of need. These programs always work!


Certified Dyslexia Therapist (IDA)
Certified Academic Language Therapist (ALTA)
Master’s Degree in Education
English and Language Arts teacher for the past 30 years
Dyslexia Specialist for 12 years


Barbara Calaway

IDA Certified Dyslexia Therapist ALTA Certified Academic Language Therapist

Tutoring Info

In Chandler or Goodyear, AZ

and Online via Skype

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Tutoring Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 am - 8 pm

Sat: 9 am - 4 pm​​

Sun: 10 am - 6 pm



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