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Reading evaluations – If you or your child’s teacher has noticed that your child is having trouble learning to read, a reading evaluation would identify your child’s strengths, weaknesses and the language or cognitive factors which may be contributing to this difficulty and also help formulate the needed instruction for your child’s success.

Individual tutoring – We offer tutoring individualized for each child. We base the program on the evaluation results and employ current evidence-based reading interventions. Each program is individualized to address the specific needs of the child.

Support for home reading programs – If you are a home-schooling parent, we can develop with you a supplemental reading program designed with your child in mind. If you are a parent who would simply like to support your child’s reading growth at home, we can help you implement effective practices.

Support for IEPs (Special Education Individualized Education Plans) – We provide support for parents in understanding the special education process and can work with you and the school to help write the individualized education plans (IEPs) for reading programs.

Complete our contact form, or call us at: 331-442-4103.

About Us

picture of BarbaraBarbara Decker is the founder of Help for Reading and has more than 20 years’ experience helping students with literacy and learning to read. She has worked with students who have language-based learning and reading problems in a variety of settings, including hospital, public school, Head Start and private practice.

She has developed and taught numerous courses on literacy and reading instruction. She holds an Affiliate Faculty position at Idaho State University and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University.

Barbara earned her undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University in speech-language pathology with a minor in elementary education and her Masters of Science degree in speech and language pathology from Idaho State University.

Barbara is certified by the American Speech and Hearing association (ASHA) and is licensed as a clinical and educational speech-language pathologist in the state of Idaho. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.

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