Dyslexia Resources

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Updated July 17, 2023

*Disclaimer! This list is updated frequently, and it is not a list of all services available in Baton Rouge.

Brenda L. Dawson, Ph.D
Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
11505 Perkins Road, Bldg. 2, Ste. D
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Assistive Technology

Cell Phone Applications

Contact Information: Google SMS, CapturaTalk, Talk to Text

Disability Targeted/Serviced Offered: Speech to Text applications built into the phone

Cost: Free

Digitally Recorded Textbooks and Other Books

Contact Information: BookShare.org

Click on "Sign Up." You have to do this to download a form to be signed by a doctor attesting to a print disability (dyslexia).

Cost: Free with doctor's verification

Contact Information: LearningAlly.org

Cost: $99 per year

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Location: www.nuance.com and www.amazon.com

Services Offered: Speech to text program

Cost: $40-50; get Dragon Home version and previous edition to save money

Free Rice

Location: www.freerice.com

Services Offered: Vocabulary building

Cost: Free

Graphic Library

Location: www.capstonepress.com

Services Offered: Max Axiom Super Scientist Books

Cost: Varies but can add up—most get through libraries

Khan Academy

Location: www.khanacademy.org

Services Offered: Personalized learning resource for all ages

Cost: Free

Graphic Novels and Graphic Classic Novels

Location: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/graphic-novels-young-kids

Scroll down and click on "Graphic Novels: Read the Pictures." Also, see lists from the American Library Association

Services Offered: Books for 6th-12th grades and up

Cost: Varies

Graphic Classic Novels Location: www.amazon.com

Services Offered: Great for literature books commonly assigned for school

Cost: Varies

That Tutor Guy

Location: www.thattutorguy.com

Services Offered: Help with learning math

Cost: Free

Louisiana Assistive Technology Initiative

Contact Information: (225) 687 - 5400 (ext. 2188) and www.laticenters.org

Services Offered: Targets all disabilities/learning difficulties for students enrolled in a Louisiana school

Cost: Free

Read & Write Gold

Location: www.readwritegold.com

Services Offered: Text to speech program and speech to text used mostly by professionals

Cost: $610

Reading Pen/Scanners

Location: www.amazon.com, www.staples.com, and www.quill.com

Services Offered: Text to speech tool

Cost: $70 - $200

Tablet Computers

Amazon, Kindle, iPad Mini, Nexus 7, Windows 8

Reviews: https://dyslexia.yale.edu/2014TabletComparison.html

Services Offered: Speech to Text

Cost: Varies


These typefaces are generally easier to read; font sizes 12-14 point

For Microsoft Word: Trebuchet, Comic Sans, Century Gothic, Ariel, Verdana, and Calibri

For Apple Devices: Geneva and Helvetica

Also: Lexia Readable, Open Dyslexic, Dyslexie

Cost: Free

Microsoft Learning Tools

Location: Already built into cloud based Microsoft apps like OneNote Online, Word Online, and Outlook on the Web. Office Lens for iOS and Microsoft Edge, or Office 365 on your PC

Services Offered: Immersive reader reads aloud, simultaneous to highlighting text

Cost: Free

Educational Books For Parents and Children

Online Shopping

Location: www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com (For Parents)

Cost: $2-$25

The Dyslexic Scholar by Kathleen Nosek

Location: www.amazon.com, used book sellers

Description: Written in 1995 but still relevant today (For Parents)

Cost: $0.80 - $12.70

Educational Consultants

Georgann Mire

Contact Information: gmire@mireconsulting.net


Cell: (225) 266 - 1148

Disability Targeted/Services Offered: Works with all ages and through college

Cost: Varies


Dyslexia Explained: What's It Like Being Dyslexic by Nessy Learning Programme

Location: Can be found on YouTube

Cost: Free

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Location: Can be found on Youtube or Netflix

Cost: Free on Youtube, Netflix requires a subscription

TED Talks

Location: Can be found on YouTube

Cost: Free

Max Brooks on Growing Up with Dyslexia

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihLK9Z3p1NM

Cost: Free

Description: A realistic and sensitive view on what it's like to be dyslexic by the author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and more

Reading Therapy

Access to Better Communication

Contact Information: Sheran Samuel-Benton, M.A., CCC-SLP and Lisa T. Suire, M.A., CCC-SLP

768 Chevelle Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 930 - 0208


Services Offered: Reading and language therapy ages Pre-K through adult

Cost: Varies, accepts most major medical insurance plans

Dynamics Therapy Specialists

Contact Information: Stacy Levy, M.S., CCC-SLP and Vicki Roy, M.S., CCC-SLP

6605 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 767 - 5032


Services Offered: Reading intervention, social skills training, speech-language therapy, hearing evaluation, auditory processing intervention, behavior management, camp dynamics, parent training, and more

Cost: Varies, accepts insurance

Judy David, M.A., CCC-SLP

Contact Innformation: Chesney Center Therapies

5422 Superior Dr, Ste. B, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 302 - 5030


Services Offered: For all ages. Has some focus in reading comprehension issues

Cost: Varies, accepts insurance

LSU Speech and Hearing Clinic (Auditory Processing Disorders Clinic)

Contact Information: Hatcher Hall, LSU Campus

(225) 578 - 9054

Services Offered: Assistance for school-age children

Cost: Varies based on service

LSU Reading Skills Summer Camps

Contact Information: http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/Pre-College-K-12/Reading-Skills-Program

Services Offered: Assistance for grades K through 12

Cost: $249 for ages 4-5, $299 for all other ages. Early registration gets $30 off; scholarships available based on income

McMains Children's Developmental Center

Contact Information: http://www.mcmainscdc.org/

Cost: Varies, accepts some insurance

Janet Vosberg - Dyslexia Consultant & Certified Writing Instructor

Contact Information:  IEWSJV@gmail.com

(832) 544 - 7798

Services Offered: Research and evidence based program (Barton) for problems with spelling, reading, and writing for ages 5 1/2 and up. Held twice a week

Cost: $40 per hour

Neurotherapy Specialists, Inc.

Contact Information: Teri Wilton, L.O.T.R. (Director) and Leslie E. Weidman, M.S., CCC-SLP

11140 N. Harrell's Ferry Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 272 - 0150


Services Offered: Reading and language therapy ages Pre-K to adult, also physical and occupational therapy

Cost: Varies, can be covered by health insurance

Abilities for Speech and Language

Contact Information: 18268 Petroleum Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

(225) 292 - 4138

Locations in EBR and Livingston parishes


Services Offered: Speech language therapy, reading therapy, occupational therapy, academic tutoring, social skills

Cost: Varies, may be covered by health insurance

The Emerge Center (formerly Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Association)

Contact Information: 7784 Innovation Park Drive (former GSRI Road) Baton Rouge, LA 70820

(225) 343 - 4232


Services Offered: Reading and language therapy for children and adults

Cost: Varies, partly funded by United Way

The Learning Advantage

Contact Information: Tricia J. Sparks, Certified Academic Language Therapist


Services Offered: Reading Therapy

Fancy Phonics, LLC

Contact Information: www.fancyphonicsllc.com


St. Michael the Archangel

Contact Information: www.smhsbr.org

Services Offered: Programs for students with dyslexia

Cost: About $8,500 per year, unknown if there are additional fees for the programs

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High

Contact Information: http://www.cristoreybatonrouge.org/

Note: May have to go through the Blessed Margaret of Castello Reach Program

Contact: Bethany Robichaux (225) 366 - 8735

Services Offered: Offers programs for students with dyslexia

Cost: About $6000 per year, unknown if there are additional fees for the programs

BRCC, RPCC, etc.

Contact Information: BRCC, Rapides Parish Community College, etc.

Services Offered: Make an appointment a semester (or more) before college starts to get an accommodations plan

Cost: Varies, no extra fees

Most Blessed Sacrament

Contact Information: Might have to go through the Blessed Margaret of Castello Reach Program

Contact: Bethany Robichaux (225) 336 - 8735

Services Offered: Designated for dyslexia in Catholic system, grades K through 8

Cost: School tuition, unknown if there are additional fees

University View Academy (formerly Louisiana Connections Academy)

Contact Information: www.universityview.academy

(225) 421 - 2900

4664 Jamestown Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Services Offered: Grades K through 12. Offers dual enrollment classes to earn college credit. Fully accredited. Requires a "coach"—parent or other adult. Social activities available. They accommodate learning disabilities in instruction and testing

Cost: Free! It is a public online charter school

Blessed Margaret of Castello Reach Program

Contact Information: Bethany Robichaux (Director) (225) 366 - 8735


1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Services Offered: Diocese of Baton Rouge reach program for exceptional students (intellectual disabilities, autism, and dyslexia). They will tell you which school to go to based on services needed.

Cost: $200 assessment fee


Contact Information: www.elearningk12.com

(866) 477 - 9444

Locations in Baton Rouge ( on Tiger Bend Rd.), Thibodeaux, Houma, Denham Springs, Bayou Blue, Morgan City

Services Offered: Started by Nancy Toups in Thibodeaux in 1999. Brick and mortar online learning with support of educational coaches. It has flexibility and can be tailored to your child's needs.

Cost: Varies based on online vs. site, amount of time or number of courses you want, and child's grade in school

East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools

Contact Information: http://www.ebrschools.org/ and louisianaschools.com

Check the "School Finder" with information regarding all public schools

Services Offered: Schooling for grades Pre-K through 12

Cost: Free, however there may be need for a private speech-language pathologist, which cost about $100 per session. Insurance may cover some cost

Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy

Contact Information: 15333 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

(225) 293 - 0141



Services Offered: Grades K through 12 and special classes through age 21; also serves autism and the intellectually disabled; has Bridges Learning Solutions on campus—does ABA therapy

Cost: $9,500 per year, accepts School Choice and Vouchers

Louisiana Key Academy

Contact Information: Cristy Davidson, www.lakeyacademy.com

3172 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 298 - 1223

Services Offered: Public charter school for grades starting K through 3 for 2014 and adding one grade per year.

Note: If you look them up on louisianaschools.com it will say rated "F." This is misleading—the school does not give the test they use to rate children's progress

Cost: Free

The Brighton School

Contact Information: www.thebrightonschool.org

12108 Parkmeadow Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Services Offered: Grades K through 12; private school dedicated solely to dyslexia and dyslexia related learning differences

Cost: About $12,000 per year

Mason's Dyslexia Program

Contact Information: Meets at Blackwater United Methodist Church (in Baker or Central, LA)

Services Offered: Targeted at school-age children

Cost: Free, but must commit to attend tutoring sessions

Nicholls State University

Contact Information: P.O Box 2087 Thibodaux, LA 70310

(985) 448 - 4430


Services Offered: Has an actual program for students with dyslexia, doesn't just offer accommodations like most colleges

Cost: It is a public college, we do not believe there is an extra fee

Office for Students with Disabilities

Contact Information: All colleges and universities

Services Offered: A semester before (or more) before college starts make an appointment and get an accommodation plan

Cost: No extra fees

Other Private Schools: May Accommodate Based on Severity

Contact Information: The Dunham School and most Christian schools do what they can with their resources

Services Offered: Must supplement regular education with privately paid tutoring, usually included in tuition

Cost: Varies

Jump Start Academy

Contact Information: Home school in Prairieville, LA (formerly located in Baton Rouge)

36367 Perkins Road, Prairieville, LA

Contact Laurie Stockwell (225) 235 - 6381

Services Offered: Schooling for grades K through 8

Cost: About $1,100 per month

social Agencies

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

Contact Information: 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Contact Karen Shupe

(225) 216 - 7474


Services Offered: Targets all disabilities and all ages

Cost: Free

Families Helping Families of Jefferson

Contact Information: 201 Evans Road, Building 1, Suite 100, Harahan, LA 707123

(504) 888 - 9111


Services Offered: Targets all disabilities and ages

Cost: Free

Louisiana CPRC

Contact Information: 3132 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125

(504) 218 - 8922


Services Offered: Provides information and training on special education and disability legislation

Cost: Free

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Baton Rouge

Contact Information: 3651 Cedarcrest Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 295 - 8900

Services Offered: Contact them a year before graduation to see if your child is eligible for any assistance from them by way of money for college, technical training, equipment, or job training

Cost: Free, but may be difficult to qualify

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program

Contact Information: (225) 275 - 0668

Services Offered: Provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities

Cost: Varies

Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services

Contact Information: www.GCSSLA.org

5850 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 201 - 0696

Services Offered: Social services organization in Baton Rouge for children to elderly with developmental disabilities. There are other programs offered through them as well

Cost: Not aware of a cost involved

Testing and Therapy

Brenda L. Dawson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Contact Information: bldoffice@att.net

11505 Perkins Road, Bldg. 2, Ste. D, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-9103

(225) 763 - 2400

Services Offered: Evaluation/testing for dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD/ADD, Autism, Asperger's, Depression, and Anxiety. Therapy for depression, anxiety, anger, and stress. Ages 4 through 18

Cost of Testing: Full evaluation if $1,425 with no insurance; insurance often covers at least part of the cost

Cost of Therapy: $150 per hour, but insurance usually covers all except deductible/co-pay

John Brun, Ph.D., D.Litt, Clinical Psychologist

Contact Information: (225) 766 - 2822

7510 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Services Offered: Provides psychological evaluations for children/adolescents

Cost: $1,775; insurance not accepted

Mary Lou Kelley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Contact Innformation: mkelley@lsu.edu

7936 Wrenwood Boulevard, Ste. B, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

(225) 925 - 2036

Services Offered: Services for all types of learning and developmental disorders

Cost: $200 intake and $150 thereafter

Alyson McCain, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Contact Information: 8235 YMCA Plaza Drive, Ste. 401, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

(225) 767 - 3121

Services Offered: Services for all types of learning and developmental disorders

Cost: Unsure

Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana

Contact Information: Dr. Jennifer Voltz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP

4611 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

(225) 926 - 7500

Services Offered: Works with children experiencing academic difficulties from ages 2 through 18; also offers parent and teacher training

Cost: Private pay

William B. Daigle, Ph.D., LLC

Contact Information: 7470 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 615 - 8032

Services Offered: Services for learning disabilities, ADHD, and mental illness

Cost of Evaluation: $1,505

Cost of Counseling: $130 for a 45-50 minute session


Contact Information: www.understood.org

Services Offered: A group of 15 non-profits offer advice on learning and attention issues. I like the "Through You Child's Eyes" segment to build empathy and understanding

Cost: Free

International Dyslexia Association, Louisiana Branch

Contact Information: www.ladyslexia.org

Services Offered: Information sheets regarding dyslexia

Cost: Registering for the online newsletter is free; joining costs about $45

LD Online

Contact Information: www.ldonline.org

Services Offered: Web based newsletter with good advice and updates

Cost: Free; if you sign up, they send each issue to your email

Reach Out and Read

Contact Information: www.reachoutandread.org

Services Offered: Web based reading for all ages

Cost: Free

Reading Rockets

Contact Information: www.readingrockets.org

Services Offered: Web based reading for all ages

Cost: Free

Story Online

Contact Information: www.storyonline.net

Services Offered: Stories are read by recognizable actors of the Screen Actors Guild, such as Betty White, James Earl Jones, Kevin Costner, and many more; check out the story "Thank You, Mr. Falker. For ages about 3 through 12

Cost: Free

Yale University Website

Contact Information: www.dyslexia.yale.edu

Services Offered: For all ages; information from some leading researchers

Cost: Free

Greater Baton Rouge Learning Disabilities Coalition

Contact Information: www.ldhelp.org, also a Facebook page

Services Offered: A local grassroots group of educators, psychologists, and language therapists

Cost: Free annual one-day conference, usually in January or February for parents

Best Colleges Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities

Contact Information: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-learning-disabilities/

Services Offered: Good advice for obtaining accommodations in college; scholarships available for students with learning disabilities; smart phone apps

Cost: Free

Neuhaus Education Center

Contact Information: www.neuhause.org

For more than 40 years, Neuhaus Education Center (NEC) has been a trailblazer in solutions for overcoming obstacles to literacy, including dyslexia, and today is a nationally recognized leader in the implementation of the Science of Reading. Its professional instruction for educators, referral and resource services for families, and classes for adult learners unlock a brighter future of Literacy for All

Cost: The Neuhaus Center is located in Bellaire, Texas, but provides many materials for purchase and online learning for providers. Cost varies