In the spring of Rachel’s grade 3 year, we were surprised to find out that Rachel was struggling to read. After a formal assessment that following fall, it was determined that she was over 2 years behind what would be “normal” for her grade level. As parents, we struggled to understand how this was possible and how we could have missed it. The school tried to create a plan to help Rachel, but with limited resources available, we were left feeling like there was nothing that could be done at the school level. Though the word “dyslexia” was never used, we came to realize that this was what we were dealing with. Exceptionally bright, Rachel had done her best to memorize words but was unable to understand the phonetic sounds that went with letters. Finding Christine was a miracle. She took Rachel right back to the basics and taught her different ways of hearing sounds using all her senses. She gave Rachel a tool kit of “rules” to assist Rachel in decoding words. Rachel understands the English language in ways that the average person simply doesn’t. In just over a year of learning twice a week with Christine, Rachel is now above grade level and thriving and she was able to stay in her dual-language program. The school system did their best to support us with Rachel’s struggle, but when it came down to it, there just wasn’t enough time or support to achieve what would could privately. We are so grateful that we were able to find someone to help.