Smart Start Dyslexia Correction Center :: Servicing The Whole Child


Having recently retired as a licensed Davis® Dyslexia facilitator, I am continuing the tutoring side of my business parttime. My passion remains to help families navigate their way to find helpful resources.

Finding the right match of instruction for one who is struggling in school, but is obviously intelligent, is a process. In all cases, the first step is the same: Research. This essential step must be completed in order to make good decisions to best match the welfare of one's child or the adult seeking services.

The two most important areas to research are:

1. The Program–Does it match well with your child's learning style? Are your child's strengths, personality, and interests taken into account? Do the activities allow creative thought or are they repetitious and incorporate drill? What successes are produced?

2. The Educator–What level of skills and training has been completed? How well does the educator's personality connect with your child? What philosophies does the educator hold? How many years of experience?



  • Call 605-692-2842 to speak personally with Kim Carson and ask further questions

The Educator: Kim Carson

  • Educational Dyslexia Consultant & Tutor
    • Tutoring services for children to adults, typically in language arts & math areas
    • Consulting services for families navigating 504 Plans & IEP Services
    • In-service training for school staff
    • Consulting services to schools
  • Davis Dyslexia Association International®
    • Licensed Davis® Dyslexia Program Facilitator
    • Licensed: 3/29/02
    • Retired: 4/1/20
  • Davis Dyslexia Association International®
    • Licensed Davis Learning Strategies® Presenter & Mentor
    • Licensed: 7/1/04
    • Retired: 7/1/19
  • Professional Memberships
    • International Dyslexia Association
    • Decoding Dyslexia South Dakota
  • South Dakota State University
    • Bachelor of Science degree, 1982
    • Home Economics Education
    • Briggs Scholar from SDSU
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