WELCOME TO

DYSLEXIA SCHOOL OF HOUSTON

We are dedicated to empowering students facing dyslexia and related literacy challenges. Our targeted support includes personalized, evidence-based therapy designed to meet each student’s unique needs. Through our nurturing environment, we strive to unlock the potential of every student while promoting dyslexia awareness in the community.

About Us

WHO we are

AT DYSLEXIA SCHOOL OF HOUSTON, WE RECOGNIZE DYSLEXIA AS BOTH A CHALLENGE AND AN OPPORTUNITY. WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOUR STUDENT TAP INTO THEIR TALENT AND BUILD CONFIDENCE IN THEIR READING ABILITY.

OUR MISSION

To provide students in need with their “first good instruction”
and lay the foundation they need to unlock literacy.

OUR VISION

Creating a place where students are supported through every
step on their literacy journey, from phonological awareness to reading fluency.

OUR WHY

At the Dyslexia School of Houston, we believe in prevention over intervention. The sooner you can diagnose and provide proper instruction, the better. Our goal is to help families better understand their children and help students get on the right path as early as possible.

Services

Our Effective Services

We’re Here To Help Make Your Child’s Future Bright

Dyslexia Therapy

Provide personalized instruction to support students with dyslexia and related learning challenges through our After-School Programs and annual Summer Literacy Camp.

Dyslexia Therapist Development Training

Comprehensive training and development to equip educators with the skills needed to provide specialized dyslexia therapy.

Evaluation

While a formal dyslexia diagnosis is not required to access our services, we recommend having your child evaluated by a professional to ensure they receive the appropriate support at their enrolled school.

Dyslexia Awareness

Raise awareness to foster understanding and support for dyslexia within our community and beyond.

OUR enrollment

Dyslexia School of Houston brings a new and improved curriculum backed by evidence-based research, proven to help students tackle dyslexia. We are proud to offer multiple after school programs to suit your family’s busy schedule. In addition, we hold a yearly Summer Literacy Program to help prep your child for the new school year.

OUR MISSION

Decoding Dyslexia

Dyslexia Awareness

Raising awareness to foster understanding and support for dyslexia within our community.

Dyslexia Therapy

Providing personalized instruction to support students with dyslexia and related learning challenges.

Dyslexia Therapist Development

Empowering educators with comprehensive training to become certified dyslexia therapists, ensuring every student receives the specialized support they need.

TAMMY SPENCER

Founder & CEO

With over 27 years of experience in the Houston Independent School District (HISD), Tammy Spencer saw the significant gaps in support for students with dyslexia. Known as the “dyslexia lady,” she recognized the urgent need for timely diagnoses and effective educational foundations for these students.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tammy took a leap of faith by opening her home to tutor a student with dyslexia. The success of this personalized, hands-on approach inspired her to establish the Dyslexia School of Houston. Since then, the school has supported over 160 students and counting through after-school programs and Summer Literacy Camps.

Her dedication to providing “the first good instruction” continues to transform lives through literacy.

OUR TEAM

Qualified team members

We’re Here To Help Make Your Child’s Future Bright

Jessica Cedillo – Dyslexia Therapist (Early Childhood)

Jessica brings a passion for early childhood education and a decade of experience to her classroom. For the past 10 years, she has created a fun and engaging environment where every child feels supported and empowered to reach their full potential. Jessica is trained in various programs such as BUILD and BRIDGES from Scottish Rite for Children. With her skills and experience her students are given a strong foundation from an early age at the Dyslexia School of Houston. She loves being a part of this community and looks forward to watching her students blossom every year.

Jesse Mancha, M. Ed. LDT, CALT – Dyslexia Therapist

Jesse Mancha, a native Houstonian, is excited to be a part of Dyslexia School of Houston. He is a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist with 21 years of experience as an elementary teacher in public schools. Jesse received his dyslexia instruction from Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas, TX. He firmly believes that students with dyslexia, or any struggling reader, deserve the opportunity to become independent readers. Jesse provides proven, research-based curriculum to help students reach their potential in reading and spelling.

Sharon McKeown – Director of Communications & Advancement

Sharon oversees all marketing efforts including social media, email marketing, public relations, website management, marketing strategy, graphic design, event planning, and fundraising initiatives. With experience in various marketing fields, Sharon has been a key player in pioneering the brand and marketing for Dyslexia School of Houston since the beginning. Her passion for helping others and witnessing the school’s mission come to life drives her to reach more students each year. A proud Houstonian, Sharon enjoys running, working out, fishing, and exploring the city in her free time.

Melissa Pruet – Dyslexia Therapist

Melissa has a masters degree in elementary education with a concentration in child development. She has 15 years of classroom teaching experiences in grades PK4-2nd. She knows first hand the many ways dyslexia can affect a child’s learning. She was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade and has two dyslexic children. She references these experiences when she works with her students.

Elizabeth van der Pol – Dyslexia Therapist

More information about Elizabeth coming soon!

Jarrett Ward – Dyslexia Therapist

Jarrett Ward graduated from ACU in 2014 with a degree in vocal performance. He received his teacher certification in 2017 with distinction. He was also awarded teacher of the year in 2018. Alongside his work in education, Jarrett has also been a summer camp director and an opera singer. He is passionate about literacy education. In his free time, Jarrett loves to spend time with his wife, daughter, and dogs.

Testimonials

What Our Families Are Saying About Us