Ongoing training broadens Successful Learning’s knowledge

Our primary work at Successful Learning Educational Services is serving students with dyslexia.  However, some students have challenges beyond their primary disability, issues which even further impact their ability to learn. These can include conditions such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. We’ve also found that several of our students struggle due to sensory integration difficulties, or may need additional occupational therapy support.

While SLES staff is already very knowledgeable in these areas, we also believe that a broad-based, continuing education for all our staff is vital to providing the best service to our clients. To support this, we invite top learning and education professionals to provide staff training, and on January 9th of this year we were pleased to have with us Sharron Donnelly (MS, OTR/L), co-founder and owner of Advanced Pediatric Therapies, to help deepen our understanding of the intersecting of these issues, and to further explore potential remedies.

SLES Podcast Episode 3: Signs of Dyslexia: Early Childhood


Welcome back to the Successful Learning Educational Services Podcast!  Do you know what signs to look for to recognize if your child might have dyslexia?  Have you thought that you had to wait for the terrible phone call from your child’s 3rd grade teacher telling you your child is struggling to read to determine that your child has dyslexia?  Well, you’re in luck!  Cheryl is going to share with us the early signs, so that you can be aware and knowledgeable for yourself!!

Show notes:

Reading Rockets: Activities to encourage speech and language development

Reading Rockets’ Link to ASHA: Articles by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA: American Speech Language Hearing Association

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children


Some of the links in our notes are affiliate links.  We only provide resources that we fully believe in and use ourselves.  We hope you will find the resources helpful.

Music credited to Bensound: Tenderness

SLES Podcast Episode 2: Dyslexia Myths

Have you ever wondered how to sort out the truth from the lies when it comes to information on the different learning disabilities? Where does one go to get the most updated information and latest research for what is really going on in this field. In this episode we are going to discuss some of the myths that are lurking around about dyslexia. We hope you enjoy.Show Links:
Music credited to Bensound: Tenderness

Walk A Mile … Dyslexia Simulation

Dyslexia Simulation

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Successful Learning Educational Services and Northwest Dyslexia Center
January 30, 2016 1:00pm—4pm


This interactive session will immerse you in the sights and sounds and the tactile challenges of a student with dyslexia through full audience participation in five separate activities. Everyone will play an active part in each of the learning scenarios.  Following a short presentation about dyslexia, the audience will be divided into groups and will rotate through the five activities. During the exercises each person will experience first-hand the daily learning challenges facing students who learn differently.

The simulation will be followed by a overview of dyslexia.

Washington Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs available for teachers.

Advance registration is required due to capacity constraints for this event.
Register Now
COST: Free, Donations Accepted and Encouraged at Event

**Washington Teacher Clock Hours and Oregon Teacher CEUs Available**
LOCATION: The Aero Club
9901 NE 7th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98685

For further Information please call:

Cheryl Anthony  Phone: 360-326-4739


Dyslexia Student On Her Way to College

I just want to thank you and inform you where I am now and tell you (Cheryl Anthony) that I couldn’t have gotten here without you!  Brooke Brown

I want tell you about my senior year!

This year I am participating in Running Start at Clark College and am now looking forward to attending a university.


Brooke’s Mom Brag:  Brooke, who is categorically severely dyslexic & was in speech therapy and specialized dyslexia tutoring for over half her life, has received 3 scholarship offers in the past few days: a Provost Scholarship of $32,000 over 4 years, a Dean Scholarship of $13,500, and a Presidential Scholarship of $18,000 PR YEAR!!

She has maintained a 4.0 throughout high school (while swimming), & currently has 2 college classes and 2 AP classes in her schedule. She is the hardest working kid I know and I couldn’t be more proud/prouder? I’ll have to ask Brooke…) :0)