This is an incredible resource for families of struggling readers. Neuhaus staff can walk you through how to advocate for your child within the school system. I highly recommend their free parent information sessions!
Review from Guidestar
When I graduated college with a degree in Special Education I knew I didn't know how to teach students to read. I hoped it would be revealed to me as I used the district curriculum. But as fate would have it, the curriculum failed to provide what the students really needed to become successful readers. A colleague suggested I attend the Basic Learning Skills program offered by Neuhaus. This training not only changed my life as a teacher but how I taught reading to children and adults alike. This organization managed to do what no other training had ever done before, it explained why English works the way it does. Once you understand the system of the language, then you can begin to master it. Every individual I have ever used this method with has learned to read, write and spell. I can't thank Neuhaus enough for all of the advancements it has made in the life of people with learning difficulties. People who once felt stupid for not being able to do what came as such ease to others, now feel hopeful that they too can achieve.
I learned how to teach my students to read, write, and spell. The Neuhaus stays on the cutting edge of research for children with reading problems. The seminars at the Neuhaus give you the materials you need for instruction and an opportunity to practice teaching before you head back to your own classroom. Happy students and happy parents are the proof that the Neuhaus curriculum works!
I attended NEC trng over 25 years ago. The trng today is just as effective for educators as it was then. Why? Because NEC remains a national leader in proving evidence-based research to its clientele. NEC is 'where it started' for me, guiding me into teaching students with reading disabilities and dyslexia with as much support as I needed or wanted. Due to NEC's openness to sharing its resources and expertise, I am the teacher of teachers I am today. I tell educators that my base trng at NEC is more valuable than my Ph.D. In language and literacy. Long live NEC! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Getting to serve on the Neuhaus Education Center Board has been an extraordinary experience for me. I had been familiar with its work but getting to see firsthand the amazing progress children and adults can make using the Neuhaus methods has been such a treat. I have had family members who have benefited from this system of learning, and it has been invaluable to all of us. As this Neuhaus system spreads, more and more people are able to realize its value.
Many teachers are woefully unprepared to teach a struggling learner. The courses at Neuhaus provide the knowledge and hands-on activities for teachers to use with students. The children I work with have learned so much more quickly using these activities.
I became involved with Neuhaus Education Center after 35 years in public education. When I made the change from public education to a private university, I was placed in charge of services for dyslexic children and the training of certified teachers in strategies effective with dyslexic students. In my search to find an appropriate, quality program, I found Neuhaus. As a dyslexic individual myself, I was excited to find an organized system of instruction that was comprehensive: including mastery of reading, spelling, oral language, and writing composition. As a CALT, I appreciate the support from staff and faculty at Neuhaus. I appreciate the effort the leadership at Neuhaus are continually researching and updating the training program and materials to make improvements in the already efficient and effective instructional guides.
I have been a fan and supporter of The Neuhaus Education Center for since the 80's, but five years ago I became a "client". My granddaughter was diagnosed with dysgraphia/dyslexia. Reading and writing at the first and second grade level was very duifficult for her and she was slowly falling behind. After two years of private tutoring with a Neuhaus professional, she is a different child. Reading is her fvorite subject, and her creative writing is fabulous!
Neuhaus Education Center is a very professional, knowledgeable and supportive entity. In the relationship and process of becoming an ALT, CALT, then QI in the wonderful program of Basic Language Skills, and on to working toward becoming an accredited training institute, Neuhaus Education Center has been exemplary in their assistance and guidance. They listen to questions and concerns and are very pleasant and "right on target" in their responses and suggestions. It is a joy and privilege to work with Neuhaus Education Center. Drenda Haddock, Co-Director Rawson Saunders Institute, Admissions Director, Rawson Saunders Schoool
The services and support offered by Neuhaus' teachers, tutors and staff are second to none. I am truly thankful that I found out about Neuhaus!
I first connected with Neuhaus in the mid 90’s, traveling to Houston from Austin, to attend courses and workshops, with the desire to more effectively teach my students literacy skills. Now years later, I teach at Rawson Saunders School, a school specifically for students with dyslexia, and co-direct the Rawson Saunders Institute. What a thrill to see the difference that this program makes in children’s lives as they meet success in learning to read and write! Neuhaus leaders and staff have continued to be supportive mentors as we developed our training center using the program developed at Neuhaus. The work of this compassionate, professional, extremely expert team is truly outstanding! Lynn Hoover
I received multisensory training along with every other dyslexia teacher in my district from the Neuhaus Education Center. Due to their excellent training I, and my entire district, are highly qualified to teach the skills necessary to help all of the dysleixa children in Brownsville ISD. Every campus has a teacher trained in multisensory strategies with the Neuhaus program. The Neuhaus center coninutes to support us and aids us in our staff developments. It is a privilege to be a graduate of the Multisensory program available through Neuhaus.
Neuhaus Education Center changed our son's life and thus our whole family. They guided us to professionals in Houston who could help us and provided information to us in the form of their lending library, national speakers, one on one guidance, and workshops. Most of this was at no cost or very low cost. The hope and knowledge freely given helped our 7 year old son who was really struggling in reading, writing, and spelling to be successful. They continued to give us information even in his college years. Our son is now a PhD candidate in engineering at UT Austin. Our family can never thank Neuhaus enough for their help, freely given all those years.
My daughter and I will forever be greatful to Neuhaus for their support, they stepped in just when we needed them the most and truly a blessing!!!! It is a very committed organization and their main focus is helping the children.
After ten years as a Special Education teacher in public schools, I took the first training offered by Neuhaus Education Center and could see immediately the need to implement this explicit and systematic curriculum to students struggling with reading. By using the strategies and procedures I learned from the Neuhaus instructors I was able to lead even the most discouraged and frustrated students to a higher level of success. As I took advantage of advanced training, I acquired additional skills in all areas of language arts enabling me to improve the comprehension, oral language and written expression of my students. Following my retirement as a teacher, I continue to share the information I acquired at Neuhaus with teachers in other communities. To witness newly inspired teachers using improved effective skills in the classroom remains, for me, the most rewarding of all professional experiences.
Houston, Texas is so lucky to have the Neuhaus Education Center in our city.. So many of our citizens have had the luxury of access to the trained educators to enable people of all ages to learn how to overcome their learning differences. Just 6 months ago one of our grandsons who is 8 was diagnosed with Dyslexia, and we are so fortunate that he will benefit from the Neuhaus form of teaching how to read. The Neuhaus Center is one of the most outstanding Nonprofits that any city could hope for. Linda Denison
I began traveling to Neuhaus from San Antonio back in 2005. Our district made a commitment to train all of its dyslexia teachers in Basic Language Skills. A group of us went through Foundations, then Book 1 training, after that Book 2. One of my partners and I decided that we wanted to "go all the way," so we wrote a grant to fund our DSSP coursework and CALT exam, which we took and passed in 2008. What made Neuhaus different to me was the teaching and support staff, Ginger Holland, Mary Lou Slania, Elisa Barnes, and Denise Lewis to name a few. The courses were so intensive and challenging, but the staff encouraged and supported us, always treating us as professionals, but recognizing and meeting our individual needs. The staff is dedicated to professional development in the field of dyslexia. They were role models to me for my own teaching, because if we were committed to learning, they made sure we were successful. Elisa used to make us say when the coursework got challenging, "I refuse to be confused," and I tell me students to say that when they are having trouble learning. I loved going up and seeing them. We had so much fun, and I have the best memories. I have since earned my state license and continue keeping up certification also. I am very proud of this training, maybe more so than I am of my Masters Degree coursework. Neuhaus developed and changed me as a professional. I thank God for the three years I spent at the Center!
After taking basic training at Neuhaus I worked with students who would sometimes cry when it was reading time because they were so frustrated. The techniques I learned in the training let these young people evolve into confident readers and happy students. I finished the full training and was certified by the state and continued teaching for 20 years, always with successful result for students who had a gap between how smart they were and how well they did in school. The training itself is enjoyable but the appreciation of the students is the reward for the teacher.
I think that Neuhaus is one of the best educational centers available to teachers anywhere. I have been to more than a dozen different trainings at the center and I must say that the knowledge and materials I've obtained are priceless. I really love that I am treated like a professional whenever I attend a training and that the products are so useful on all levels [high school-elementary]. As an educator it is very evident that learning disabilities do not stop existing simply because students become older; even more so, the ability to continue to meet the needs of these students becomes more difficult. Nevertheless, with the many resources and strategies I've learned at Neuhaus I am able to not only reach all of my students, but I am able to add value to their yearly educational growth as well as their lifelong advancements. What a wonderful organization to have in my corner! -Current Houston Independent School District Educator
I have had several reading training at the Neuhaus Educational Center and the training are excellent. If you are an educator looking for reading or dyslexia trainings, this is the place to go. The trainigs are very comprehensive and gives you hands on activities to take it back to the classroom. It is truly a reading asset for the Houston area.
My first experience with Neuhaus was in 1999 when I went to a parent information class held at The Center. I was experiencing frustration in my son's educational development and someone recommended that I speak with the Parent Resource Center. Having no idea what lay ahead of me, I was guided by the most helpful people who navigated me through the school ARD process. Not only was I able to get my child tested and identified as dyslexic, but I began a journey that changed my life. As there were no CALTs in my area of Houston at the time I was faced with a decision; drive into Houston every day for him to receive therapy, or for me to return to the classroom and get the skills needed to help him myself. I chose the second. My plan was just to help my son, but I knew two days into The Basic Language Skills Program that my life was changed forever. I could see how their program could help so many children. I decided to enroll in the Dyslexia Specialist Preparation Program and become a CALT. It was the best thing I ever did. Here I am in 2012, President of The Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, I meet people from all over the country who wish they had a program like Neuhaus in their backyard. Not just because they are the gold standard for teaching children with dyslexia, but because of the personal service they give everyone that enters their door. You just have to look at their staff to realize that they are committed to what they do. I know I am just one of many people who are forever changed by the programs and staff at Neuhaus. I will always be forever grateful.
I became acquainted with the Neuhaus Education Center some 30 years ago when Mrs. Chloe Carter came to teach for us. Mrs. Carter had been trained in Aphabetic Phonics and taught for us as a private tutor with children who had dyslexia. She was very successful and soon our elementary teachers were all being trained at the Neuhaus Center and began teaching Alphabetic Phonics to our children in the regular classroom situation. We found that all children benefited from the curriculum and to this day are still using some of the precepts of the program. Several Neuhaus-trained therapists have worked individually with our students on a daily basis during the regular school day. Mrs. Georgia Mercer currently works as a therapist on our secondary campus helping children who have difficulty with spelling, English, reading, and handwriting. Mrs. Mercer has been the support and encouragement many our of students have depended upon through their high school years. Not only is the program educationally sound but it is presented by such encouraging therapists that students' lives are enriched and the course of their futures is changed. Some of our students have been privileged to be scholarship recipients and we are so very grateful for the opportunities that scholarships have provided. I am sold on the Neuhaus Center and am so appreciative of all of the good work accomplished for students. I must mention Ms. Kerri Glover. Mrs. Glover through her training at the Neuhaus Center developed the ELVS (Enrichment in Language, Vocabulary and Spelling) curriculum which was a requirement for all of our 9th grade students. The students were grouped according to language needs and taught the most wonderful curriculum. Mrs. Glover then taught many of them Latin I and II because of the foundation they developed in the ELVS class. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the positive influences that have come to Northland Christian School through the work you are doing through the Neuhaus Center. May God continue to bless your efforts. DeAnna Graves
As an educator, the Neuhaus Reading Training has been invaluable. I applaud HISD for embracing theis program and for including it in the Reading Initiative. It is wonderful to have a reading program that is consistent across the district which can be utilized by general educators and special educators. Not only are the children able to transition from one site to another with more consistency in istruction, but the receiving teacher is able to continue systematic, progrssive instruction in Reading. The program is prescriptive and research based which makes it even more embraceable. The staff at Neuhaus are professional. andpassionate and have a wealth of experience. Thank you Team Neuhaus and Team HISD!
They have taught me(a Reading/Writing Teacher from Jamaica) how to teach students with dyslexia Reading. What they have taught me is very useful because it has help me reach my students even those that are not dyslexic.
I was searching for information to help my son with his struggles in school. The workshops that I attended at Neuhaus and the expert advice I received was life-changing. Neuhaus is involved in helping children, their parents and teachers learn about dyslexia and related issues. This work needs continued exposure and more involvement from school districts. To all of the personnel, volunteers, Board Members and others at Neuhaus, all of you have changed many lives. Please carry on and thank you for this very important work!
Neuhaus has always provided the absolute best reading training! The facility is well maintained, the staff is very professional, and the materials/curriculum are easy to use. I have noticed much improvement in my resource students phonemic awareness, oral language, and reading comprehension. My students love the cursive handwriting practice and the IRD. The oral language component is great for improving my students expressive and receptive language skills.
As an educator, the Neuhaus training to reach my most striving readers has been invaluable. Not only did their experts equip me with new and fresh strategies, their materials and teaching aids which I brought back with me have proven extremely effective.
I sought out Neuhaus in an effort to better differentiate and personalize my reading instruction for all of my students. Neuhaus has provided and continues to provide me with a comprehensive and intensive reading instruction approach that has allowed my students to make tremendous improvement in their decoding, fluency, spelling, and comprehension. Neuhaus has far exceeded the experience and expertise I have gained elsewhere. Even after I have left a training at Neuhaus, they are still able and willing to answer any questions I may have. All I have to do is call or email and they are quick to respond. They truly have a heart for helping people of all ages learn to read and write.
As a teacher of 22+ years, I have been to countless workshops and professional developments, but none has been as beneficial to me as the training I received at Neuhaus! I chose Neuhaus for my professional development training in dyslexia, and the wealth of knowledge and resources I gained has made a world of difference for me and for the students whom I teach. I cannot say enough about Neuhaus, both the professionalism by which they operate and the comprehensive trainings they offer. I use their Reading Teachers network on a regular basis and recommend these free resources to many others.
Neuhaus saved my child's life. Sounds dramatic doesn't it? It is as dramatic as the positive affect Neuhaus had on our lives. My daughter was failing school and was on track to drop out of school and lead a difficult life. Neuhaus helped us find a therapist to diagnose our daughter's dyslexia, and gave me the opportunity to learn what dyslexia is and how to help my child beyond academics. My daughter is now a strong academic performer. Every time she flashes me a smile of triumph after her successes, I see the dear faces of those who helped us. Mary Yarus and Debbie Meinwald- this review is dedicated to you.
The Neuhaus Center is a gift to the city of Houston and to the community far beyond Texas. I have recommended the Center to countless friends and families who have a child that is struggling in school, especially in their literary development. I have recommended the website to family as far away as Japan. We are parents in need of knowledge and support and Neuhaus gives this freely, often and with such kindness. Whether we are trying to figure out what is going on with our child or looking for answers about the next step in remediation for our dyslexic child, Neuhaus is the place to go.
In an era in which education seems under attack, it is refreshing to learn and affiliate with a teacher training center that focuses on successful, empirically based teaching methods. The quality of teaching professionals is essential to student learning. The Neuhaus Education Center is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of teacher preparation.
I have taken several classes from Neuhaus to help my children learn more effectively. They are great classes and worked fantastic with both of my children. I would highly recommend Neuhaus to both parents and educators of all children.
I had the opportunity to complete the Basic Language Skills class during the 2011-2012 school year and it really had a significant impact on my students' performance in Reading. The students really enjoy the various strategies utilized by the Neuhaus Program. I am a Resource teacher and the majority of my students have been identified as having Dyslexia, which makes it challenging for them to read. However, the Neuhaus Program has allowed the students' to make significant gains in their reading skills. The entire staff at the Neuhaus Education Center are very dedicated and committed to the participants learning how to implement the program the correctly. At the present time, I'm taking the Advanced Basic Language Skills, and I've learned lots and lots of invaluable information on teaching reading.
I took the fluency class and am using the materials with my students. I measured increases overall in rapid naming and prosidy. This is a great program to use in a classroom. Thank you Neuhaus! Donna Irene
I recently attended my third workshop at Neuhaus. The ideas and activities that I learned have helped my EAL students organize their thoughts to gain greater comprehension while reading. The visual grammar ideas improved their writing in ways I could never have imagined.
This is a great!! organization, having a positive impact in our community!!
I can't thank the people of Neuhaus enough! Our school is high in both the English Language Learner group, as well as, Free and Reduced Meal recipients. Our students have many reading challenges and Neuhaus offers so much to support their learning. I often refer to Neuhaus as the "why" of reading. "Why does that vowel make that sound?" As the various syllable types explain this I am always so impressed with the way my students begin to digest this rich information. We also use the Neuhaus spelling and grammar and each has provided a solid foundation for my first graders to build upon.
I first came to the Neuhaus center as a parent searching for help for my dyslexic sons and for 20 years I have gotten much more than help. I've received guidance, compassion, and instruction. I am now a dyslexia specialist licensed by the state of Texas and I always refer my parents to this excellent resource! Judy Plummer CALT, LDS
The training I have recieved through Neuhas has changed my life as an educator. I have learned so much for Neuhaus trainings and materials. And my students (all struggling readers) have learned valuable literacy skills. I love teaching Basic Language Skills!
I jump at every opportunity to take a Neuhaus class. Each time I have been to a class I leave prepared to initiate the new ideas with my students the following day. I leave prepared AND excited to get started!
Neuhaus Education Center has been the one location we could always turn to get materials, support, training and exchange ideas in support of our work with dyslexic students. They are highly valued and reach people looking for help across the nation. They have touched many lives and helped them to succeed in life. Sandi, Mesa AZ
As a Special Education teacher with Houston ISD, I was given the opportunity to receive training in Alphabetic Phonics. That was 19 years ago. I still use the strategies I learned at Neuhaus to this very day because they work. The skills I learned at Neuhaus have benefitted hundreds of my students. Neuhaus taught me how to teach children to read....what a gift, something no one can ever take away from them. That's why I do what I do.
Having two family members with Dyslexia, long before it was recognized as treatable, I valued my training at Neuhaus because it enabled me to help my students the way I wish my family members could have been helped. I am thankful for all those who have contributed their money and their time to give us the opportunity to obtain the training necessary to help those with Dyslexia.
Neuhaus changed my life! I am the parent of three dyslexic children and came to Neuhaus through their parent seminars. I became so fascinated by these brilliant children that struggled to read and the information that I learned through these seminars, that I went back to school to become a teacher. I attended Neuhaus training my first year as a teacher and haven’t stopped. I am now a Reading Specialist and use the training that I received through Neuhaus every day. My children, my students and I are forever grateful to Neuhaus and their caring, knowledgeable staff.
This is my second year using Neuhaus with my Autistic students. After using the program they are reading, coding, blending, etc. I would recommend this program to any teacher especially ones with struggling readers.
Neuhaus Education Center changed my life as I learned to read through a Neuhaus Education Center trained speech therapist!
I have been a supporter of the Neuhaus Center since its founding. As the mother and grandmother of dyslecic children I understand the importance of its mission and I belive that it is fullfilling that mission admirably. It not only trains teachers to teach children with learning differences but it raises the awareness of learning differences. Thank you to the Neuhaus Center.
Been involved with Neuhaus for many years first as a board member, then Neuhaus certified teacher, today teaching the program through a community mentoring program. An effective, efficient, and brilliant program with a dedicated staff that never loses sight of their mission.
I sought out Neuhaus as an elementary classroom teacher who did not know how to help students who struggled with reading. Neuhaus gave me those tools. I have since become a dyslexia therapist. I thank Neuhaus , and I'm sure that my students do too.
I am a ELA Skills Specialist and our Dyslexia teacher, and screener. I was trained through Neuhaus several years ago. I have been in education for 29 years, worked in 6 states and taught reading/language arts to all levels from Pre-K - 9th grade. This is one of the best programs I have used to help struggling readers, most especially our dyslexic students.
As a Dyslexia Teacher, Neuhaus serves as a solid resource. Their inservices are invariably first rate. They constantly seek the newest, greatest methods for teaching dyslexics, but never offer anything that hasn't been well tested and proven - a great combination of relying on the basics, and looking for new ways to reach struggling readers.
I am almost 65 years old and have been a staunch believer in the Neuhaus programs since 1986. I had been a teacher for 17 years at the time of my first workshop given by professionals from the Center. I was so intrigued by the information I heard that I began to pursue over a ten year period the training to become a Dyslexia Specialist. I raised 3 children during this time. Now 2 of those children are teachers. I continue as a private tutor now and reap the benefits of using all the tools provided by Neuhaus Education Center. I also reap the benefits of hearing testimonials from the grown students I once taught. These students are what make me continue my plight in educating not only the dyslexic student but the teachers and parents of these children. When utilizing the curriculums in the manner they were designed to use I have had nothing but success. I encourage anyone reading this to learn more about the curriculums provided by Neuhaus. Their staff of experts not only changed and enhanced my life as a teacher, but as a mother as well. The quality time I spend with each of my dyslexic students is time I hope will encourage them not only to read, spell and write better but to possibly help one more person in their plight to become a better student.
Trainings and support from Neuhaus has changed the course of my career and the way I work with students. I am forever grateful for the support and education I have recieved from Neuhaus.
Over the last 15 years as a tutor for students with dyslexia, I have always been able to depend on the materials produced by Neuhaus to provide high quality resources.
Over the years I have attended many teacher workshops and trainings. The instruction given at Neuhaus far surpasses any others. The information is grounded in research and addresses student needs. Moreover, the information and strategies that are presented can be comfortably implemented in the classroom since techniques for doing so are integrated in the programs. Best yet, in implementing the programs, one can see a difference in student learning! I try to take advantage of Neuhaus' workshop offerings each summer.
Neuhaus has been a great support to me over the years. When my son was in school I would always call them when times were tough. Their advice always helped to dry my tears. The materials they produce are very helpful and practical and I look to them as leaders in the field of literacy
Neuhaus is a wonderful place to learn the art of teaching children or adults to read. They are so patient and they genuinely care that the students learn. I teach Special Education and can only hope that I have half the patience they have. The program is long but it is built one step after the other and does not leave out any steps along the way. The staff are just fantastic and the program is top notch.
I traveled to Neuhaus for a week of intensive course work from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was so impressed by how knowledgeable and prepared my instructors were and how seemlessly they taught. I have since taken on-line courses and continue to use their website for all the valuable information it contains.
I am a teacher that has received training at Neuhuas. The skills that I have developed as a direct result is invaluatble. I have seen tremendous growth and confidence as a result of the systematic, multi-sensory, prescripive instruction my students are now receiving.
Neuhaus is the most wonderful place. The courses offered through them are enriching for teachers and parents. As a language arts teacher, I attended my first class, multisensory grammar, at Neuhaus and was hooked. I completed my dyslexia training through them and am now a licensed dyslexia therapist. All of the children I have taught in the last fifteen years have benefitted from this training. All teachers should experience the level of caring, concern, support, and education that can be found at Neuhaus. I thank them for being there when there was no place else to go for the help I needed.
For several years we have had our teachers trained in the Neuhaus language enrichment program. It has made a huge success in helping our teachers have better instructional routines and our students read better.