Welcome to the KC Dyslexic Learning Centre!
One in five people are afflicted with dyslexia yet many go undiagnosed, or may not even know they have the condition. Dyslexics are often thought to have learning disabilities, or may be perceived as being intellectually challenged, unable to undertake every day activities like reading and writing that many of us take for granted. Yet research shows that dyslexia has nothing to do with a personís intellect, and often dyslexics are extremely bright and gifted, simply in need of support and the proper learning tools to enable them to overcome their challenges.
Imagine if this sentence looked like this: Imgn if ths sintns look lik ths. While not exactly how a dyslexic may perceive this sentence, it may give us an idea of the reading challenges that people with dyslexia face. So much of our daily lives depend on reading and writing, that while outward signs of dyslexia may not be dramatic, its impact on a personís ability to cope with day-to-day necessities is profound.
If you or your child has dyslexia, help is available today. The KC Dyslexic Learning Centre is committed to giving dyslexics and their families the tools and training they need to control and overcome the hurdles they face. Our tutors employ the renown and proven Susan Barton Reading System and our one-on-one sessions are provided in a caring and nurturing learning environment. For the first time in Manitoba dyslexics and their parents will have a local resource with trained tutors and the right tools. We are proud to serve the community, and look forward to helping to improve the quality of life for persons with dyslexia and their families.
At KC Dyslexic Learning Centre we value above all a positive, can-do attitude, with the belief that with the proper tools, support and training, people with dyslexia can accomplish anything they desire. It is important to us that our students are empowered, self-assured and confident in themselves and their abilities to overcome their challenges and achieve their ambitions and goals.
We are committed to providing a warm and inviting environment, with staff that are welcoming, approachable and friendly. The centre will be a place where people can come together and share vital information about where to go for testing, what interim accommodations are available in school classrooms for challenged readers, and how families can cope with dyslexia. We will maintain an open-door policy for clients and families so we may talk about their experiences, and so we may provide them with support and information from the "Barton site" including stories of how other families have coped and overcame their situations.
Cheryl Hoffmann, Founder
Cheryl is a graduate of the Computer Analyst Programmer curriculum at Red River College and is a programmer by trade. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, playing baseball, camping, travelling, and spending time with family and friends. As a single mom Cheryl balances her duties at the KC Dyslexic Learning Centre with home life but she remains intensely loyal to her daughter Kersten.