How can Ignite help?


Ignite specializes in dyslexia advocacy work creating a bridge between home and school. The measure of Ignite's success is guided by mutual understanding, collaboration and evidence-based interventions. Ignite's expertise is based on a clear and in depth knowledge of dyslexia and what that means in the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education) Law, Section 504, RTI2 Framework and Assistive Technology Evaluations. Ignite's in-depth knowledge of special education, laws, procedures, and interventions allows you the opportunity to focus on your child and his/her needs rather than attempting to juggle a wide range of issues, challenges, personalities, and hidden agendas. 

Ignite advocates and is NOT an attorney and cannot offer or provide legal advice. Our goal is to help you understand the special education process, the procedures in place and assist you in advocating within these guidelines for your child. Ignite can help you understand and navigate the process of IEP/504 Plans in public schools in Tennessee. 


Ignite can help determine if your child fits the dyslexia profile based an in-depth records review, examination of current schoolwork samples, information shared by you in a face-to-face interview, plus administer of 8 informal screening tools to determine if your child fits the dyslexia profile and has weaknesses in the areas listed in the research-based definition of dyslexia.

Finding a qualified tutor for your child who fits the profile of dyslexia can be an overwhelming prospect for parents. You are still reeling from the diagnosis that your child learns differently and you are not sure what to do next. You know the sooner you start getting your child help, the better it will be in the long run, but where, who, when? This is a multi-faceted challenge that includes such things as type of tutoring needed, degree of dyslexia, location, family schedules, financial considerations, school remediation programs being used, and other learning challenges.

Ignite offers one-on-one tutoring to close the gap between what the child needs to know and where they are right now. A student must receive at least two hours of one-on-one tutoring each week. More than two hours a week is fine. However, once a week is not enough for new skills to "stick." Ignite uses Barton Reading and Spelling System which is an Orton-Gillingham approach to reading, writing and spelling.