Summer Literacy Camps

Join literacy experts for a week-long learning adventure. Students will be exposed to literacy daily through decoding, reading comprehension, writing, games, art, and more. There will also be time for fun, games, movement, creativity, and more.

June 10-13 - Session 1

July 8-11 - Session 2

Sessions will run 10 am-2 pm each day.

$250 per session.

Limited scholarships may be available for students with a current diagnosis of dyslexia.

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Language Evaluations

DeLaine Stricklin, M.S., CCC-SLP, offers language evaluations for children and adolescents. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing or calling (205) 632-0701

We provide a language-literacy evaluation for children kindergarten through high school with reading issues such as dyslexia or other language and literacy disorders. During a language and literacy evaluation, the speech-language pathologist will discuss your child’s history and complete a comprehensive receptive and expressive language evaluation and literacy assessment that includes assessments for phonological awareness, working memory, language processing, reading ability and fluency at the single word to passage level, as well as spelling, non-sense word reading that identifies your child’s letter sound knowledge, and written expression. Our goal is to determine the extent to which your child’s language and literacy functioning (strengths and needs) are impacting their academic performance and make recommendations for the appropriate educational environment and support or intervention for your child achieve academic success.

Academic Consultations

Shonda Guthrie, M.Ed., Reading Specialists, MRT, CALT, LDT, and SLDS provide Academic Consultations to help guide families toward the next steps in supporting students with language learning needs. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing or calling (205) 632-0701

Shonda taught first grade and kindergarten for 12 years while also pursuing a certification to work with students with learning differences. She received her Certified Academic Language Therapist certification in 2007 through her work at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, TX. After that, she worked in private practice with students with dyslexia and other language disorders in Texas and Alabama before reentering the school system as a teacher consultant. Shonda uses her Master of Education in Reading and Writing from Southern Methodist University, Master Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist certifications, and her nationally recognized dyslexia therapist licenses to assist families and schools in developing strategies for those with learning differences in reading.

Our Approach

Basic Language Skills is an intensive, therapeutic Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) curriculum. This Orton Gillingham-based program provides instruction in phonemic awareness, letter recognition, decoding, spelling, fluency, comprehension, handwriting, vocabulary, and oral and written expression. This program is designed to be instructed by a CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist / Dyslexia Therapist) trained by Neuhaus Education Center. A therapist should teach it 4-5 days a week for 45-60 minutes per session. This curriculum was written to be used over a 2 to 3-year time frame and is designed to have students reading on at least a third-grade level when they finish the lessons in the program. Each student works at a different pace; therefore, the length of the program differs for every student.

Parent Testimonials

My child has made significant progress in her reading skills since attending Chrysalis. The instructors are knowledgeable and caring, and the center provides a positive learning environment. - Jenny Lee (Parent)