I brought my son to Strong Learning Center the middle of his sophomore year in high school. His performance in school had gone from bad to worse, and I was at the end of my rope, not understanding why this bright young man was failing nearly every class! Testing in middle school hadn’t revealed any obvious learning disability and most teachers had just determined that laziness was at the root of Ben’s problem. But I could see his frustration over not being able to keep up and knew there was a reason for his struggle beyond lack of effort. At 16, Ben was stubbornly resistant to any help, but Linda Silbert soon earned his trust. And she soon got to the root of the problem after her testing revealed that, while Ben had the reading comprehension skills of a high school senior, he read at the speed of a 3rd grader. Ben was dyslexic. Because he was bright, he had been able to mask it for many years – even on standardized tests. But by high school, there was no hiding it anymore. Linda’s diagnosis was a turning point for Ben. He now understood that he wasn’t stupid, but that his brain just didn’t process the written word as fast as others. After we got Ben the help he needed, his confidence in his abilities began to grow and his grades started to improve. Strong Learning Center, literally, made all the difference for Ben.