Does your child struggle with learning to read?
Our Reading Coaches work one on one with your child!
Need help navigating the special education process such as an IEP or 504 plan?
Our advocate can provide guidance!
Dyslexia St. Louis: Learning and Advocacy Center Can Help!
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One to One Tutoring
*Dyslexia St. Louis provides Reading and Spelling instruction through the Barton Reading and Spelling System.
Our Reading Instruction is:
Tailored to your child
*Dyslexia St. Louis will navigate you through the special education process.
Guidance on your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Guidance on your child's 504 Plan
File review and analysis of educational testing
Consultation to help families understand the IEP and 504 processes and provide step by step instructions.
Attendance of school based meetings to ensure the best plan for your child's success.
Mary Kaeser-Miller has over 30 years of experience educating children. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and continued her education at Maryville. She taught kindergarten and first grade for over 10 years, has been a Sunday school coordinator and is a Certified Barton Reading Coach. Mary prides herself on the relationships she builds with her students and the success of teaching her students to read.
Mary strives to help her students embrace their strengths, improve self confidence and rediscover the joy of learning. She has great success with helping struggling readers unlock the
reading code, increase reading fluency and
become better spellers.
Mary is passionate about connecting the dyslexic community and assisting families along their journey by providing evidence based resources.
She is the founder of Dyslexia St. Louis Parent and Professional Support FB Group. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and served on the board of KS-MO International Dyslexia Association.
Her son, who has dyslexia, was her inspiration for opening Dyslexia St. Louis: Learning and Advocacy Center.
Sarah Bartley is the co-founder of Dyslexia St. Louis: Learning & Advocacy Center. She is an experienced special education advocate with extensive knowledge of the IEP and 504 processes. Sarah holds a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and completed dyslexia advocacy training through Dyslexia Training Institute.
Sarah's education and experience as the
parent of a child with dyslexia gives her a
well-rounded approach to advocacy.
Sarah is passionate about helping others and volunteering her time. She is a current board member of the Kansas-Missouri International Dyslexia Association (KSMO IDA). Sarah has gained a deeper level of compassion and empathy for people who are struggling
through her volunteer work with
Annie's Hope-The Center for Grieving Kids
Sarah's inspiration to open Dyslexia St. Louis: Learning & Advocacy Center is her son with Dyslexia. She understands the struggles and hardships that come with having a child with learning differences and believes that every
child deserves to have a champion that won't
quit until his or her needs are met in
the educational setting.
Why Choose Us?
Mary and Sarah are passionate about continuously learning and advocating for children with dyslexia and other learning differences. They want to help guide you through the often confusing process of finding help for your child or preparing you for special education meetings. Both Mary and Sarah have been through the whole process with their own children and are ready to help you and your child.
"Dyslexia St.Louis Learning and Advocacy Center has been an invaluable resource for our family. Mary tutors my child using the Barton Reading and Spelling System. He has made incredible progress. Not only has he increased 2 grade levels in reading, but we have seen a surge in confidence and self-esteem. Mary is patient and knowledgeable. We are fortunate to have found her. If your child is struggling to read, I highly recommend you contact Dyslexia St. Louis!"
Dyslexia St Louis has changed my daughter's life!
From the first phone interview, I knew my daughter was going to be in good hands.
My eight-year daughter is now excited to go to tutoring for the first time ever.
We have been going to Dyslexia St Louis for eight months and in that time, I have not only seen my daughter grow in reading but her personality has grown also.
"We began Barton over the summer and have continued it at home. She has gone up 3 reading levels so far in 4th grade and we're barely halfway through the school year!! Parents: don't wait for school to act. You can do this!! It WORKS!!!" -Becky T.
"My daughter started the Barton system a year ago and went from under grade level to now above grade level. The past year has been amazing to watch her change." -Kim P.
"When I was looking for advice and direction on how to handle IEP meetings and how to push for services, I reached out to Sarah. She's got a fighting spirit and is very knowledgeable on IDEA, Missouri educational, and 504 laws. She's there to listen to your struggles and defeats, but she is also a warrior for you and your child. Sarah is really passionate about advocating for our children with Dyslexia. She's the best and I'm very thankful to have found her and have her on speed dial." ~Megan G.
"Sarah is passionate and knowledgeable with the entire school process . She has helped me navigate the school system to get my son what he needed through advocacy. So thankful we found her and my son is now thriving in his school with the recommended accommodations in place ."
"My son currently has an IEP for a learning disability and when I need advice, Sarah at Dyslexia St. Louis is always there to advise me. I had questions about how I could work with the school on getting him better help with his writing and reading. Sarah gave me numerous ideas on how to get the most out of his IEP so that he could be more successful at school. She is a wealth of knowledge because she has been through it too."