People for Exceptional Progress


What Is Dyslexia?

•Dyslexia is a specific type of learning disability that results in difficulty with reading.
•There are varying degrees of reading disability. Researchers have found that the individuals with the most severe reading disability have impairments in the processing of speech sounds.

Treatment for Underlying Causes of Dyslexia:

Researchers at Scientific Learning found that dyslexia is primarily the result of difficulties in the following areas:
•Processing speed
•They developed a patented computerized program called Fast ForWord that uses the principles of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to rewire and improve – to make lasting foundational changes in the brain. 
•By using the principles of frequency and intensity, adaptivity, simultaneous development, and timely motivation, they found that they can effectively address the core problems listed above.

Click here to read what people are saying about Fast ForWord.

What PEP Can Do:

  1. As a certified reading teacher, Joyce Chicoine (PEP Executive Director and teacher) is qualified to teach reading skills, including:
•English spelling patterns
•Word attack skills, including phonemic awareness
•Reading fluency
•Comprehension strategies

2.  Joyce Chicoine  completed training with Scientific Learning and is an authorized provider of Fast ForWord.

3.  Joyce was trained  at a Lindamood Bell workshop to use their Visualizing and Verbalizing program for teaching reading comprehension and uses their materials.

4.   Joyce can determine the student’s instructional and independent reading levels, so that they can practice new skills and maintain steady progress.