Dynamic Therapy Solution

Specializing in Speech-Language Services, Augmentative Communication, Assistive Technology, Behavioral Services and the Wilson Reading Program


What if I suspect my child or colleague is having difficulty reading or writing?

DTS offers evaluations to help determine if your child or colleague has reading and/or writing deficiencies'. Only after a language-learning evaluation can DTS help you to develop a strategy to improve in these areas.

Dynamic Therapy Solutions endorses a multi sensory program known as the Wilson Reading Program. It is based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy and principles as well as current reading research.

This program teaches students the structure of words and language through a multi sensory 12-step program. Wilson specifically teaches strategies for decoding and spelling while including both oral expressive language development and comprehension.

Do Reading Programs really work?

Yes, however be cautious of any reading program that promises "miracle cures" in a few hours. A good reading program should use a multisensory approach and include the following components:

  • Word identification and decoding
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary development
  • Spelling
  • Written expression

What is AAC?

Augmentative Alternative Communication is any device system or method that improves the ability of an individual with communication impairments to communicate effectively. AAC is not a substitute for how the individual is currently communicating. It is used to augment that communication and replaces the elements that are unintelligible.

Types of AAC:

  • Sign Language
  • Facial Expressions
  • Communication Boards
  • Voice output devices
  • Non-speech vocalizations
  • Gestures

Who is a candidate for AAC?

  • Anyone who is not able to communicate effectively using speech (non- speaking).
  • Anyone who is partially able to communicate with speech (has speech, but is not understood by most listeners)
  • Anyone who has adequate speech, but requires an augmentativesystem for purposes of writing or carrying on long conversations.

I know someone who cannot speak, what should be my first step?

The first step is to schedule a speech-language evaluation with a speech-language therapist who specializes in AAC.

What Assistive Technology Tools are helpful for individuals with Learning Disabilities?

Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or system that helps individuals work around or compensate for learning difficulties.

Examples of Assistive Technology:

  • Spell checkers
  • Talking word processors
  • Word prediction
  • Organizers (palm pilots)
  • Speech recognition
  • Outlining programs
  • Alternative keyboard
  • Talking calculators

What is Dyslexia?


Dyslexia is a type of learning disability. It is a general term that refers to a variety of problems with oral and written language. The word dyslexia comes from the

Greek words "dys" meaning poor or inadequate and "lexia" meaning verbal language. So dyslexia means poor or inadequate language.

  • Characteristics of Dyslexia:
  • Invisible learning disability (can't see it or hear it)
  • Difficulty recalling specific words
  • Problems with spelling and written language
  • Mixes sense of directions, instructions, and time
  • Poor reading skills. Delay in learning to talk

Where can I find help if I suspect my child or colleague has dyslexia or a learning disability?

Contact Dynamic Therapy Solutions for resources and information on an evaluation and intervention.