Hi, my name is Catherine Wilder – I am a dyslexic mom to a dyslexic Sun and I offer reading intervention for home-schooled dyslexic students and struggling readers. I have completed the Barton Reading System at-home training and I am currently studying to become a CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist) through the Rawson Saunders Institute in Austin, Texas. As a home-school mother I became acutely aware of how difficult it is to find a reading interventionist in Bastrop County, Texas. After I spent months trying to find someone who was both local and not busy teaching in public school during the school year, I decided to become that person myself!
If you are a home-school mom (or dad!) with a child who is struggling to learn to read – I might be able to help! I identified early on that my son was not learning to read at the pace of a non-dyslexic child. I spent years advocating for his testing and finally obtained a positive diagnosis through our local school district. Did you know that Texas schools will test your home-schooled child for learning disabilities FOR FREE and will also provide follow up services.? Many home-schoolers are not fans of the public school system (myself included), and there are absolutely private diagnostic clinics in the Austin area who can service you for a fee. In my case I could not talk the father of my Sun into testing any other way.