The Illuminations Center for Dyslexia was established by Director Leta Palmiter, M.Ed., C.A.L.T., NBCT, in May of 2013. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Illuminations Center for Dyslexia in Meridian works to change the lives of children in East Mississippi and West Alabama. In addition to our primary mission to teach child to read, write, and spell, we offering a variety of tutoring services. We also work to increase teacher and parent knowledge through public forum and teacher training. We partner with East Mississippi Center for Educational Development to provide professional development in Meridian and the surrounding areas. Advocacy has also been effective in changing the way accommodations and modifications have been implemented for our students in the public school setting.
All therapists at Illuminations have received training in structured literacy methods in a supervised practicum in excess of 800 clinical hours. We use individualized Orton-Gillingham materials from various programs including Neuhaus Education, Wilson Reading, Alphabetic Phonics, and Kendore Learning. Each lesson is individually planned and based on student's unique needs within the structured scope and sequence recommended by the International Dyslexia Association.
We also have excellent, highly-qualified, tutors to help your child excel in school. We offer math, language, and subject area tutoring in addition to traditional therapy services.
We assure the three basic components of effective intervention:
In traditional therapy, direct instruction and practice are combined. We require 3-5 lessons weekly for new students. We recommend committing to 50 lessons in a semester to ensure effectiveness of our interventions.
Leta Palmiter, Ed.S., CALT
My mission is to impact the lives of children, adolescents, and adults with explicit, structured literacy instruction. I am certified by the State of Mississippi for dyslexia therapy, English, Mathematics, Elementary Education, and Special Education. I can work with your family to advocate, educate, and provide professional development.
Adina Griffith, Ed. S., CALT, Licensed School Psychometrist
I am proud to offer comprehensive evaluations for Learning Disabilities, include Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia. We work around parent schedules and provide payment plans. Behavior testing to assess attention, anxiety, functional communication, and study skills can also be done to help inform pediatricians of a potential ADHD diagnosis.
Anna Griffin, M.Ed.
Teaching children to read, write, and spell with confidence is my passion. As the parent of a dyslexic child, I found my mission in helping others just like the therapists at Illuminations helped me and my daughter. My degree from William Carey University in Dyslexia Therapy helps me pay it forward. I provide dyslexia therapy after school and during the summer for Illuminations.
Every student has unique needs for support. Please contact us and tell us your story. Let us help you create a plan to begin the journey to success.
302 17th Street, Meridian, Mississippi 39301, United States
Monday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 6pm
Saturday: By appointment