Helmholtzstraße 28, 40215 Düsseldorf, Germany

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Dyslexia Düsseldorf: Practice for reading and spelling difficulties

Welcome to Vivare Health Center.

We at Vivare Gesundheitszentrum help people with dyslexia in Düsseldorf with targeted support measures to reduce their reading and spelling difficulties (LRS) and thus achieve successful participation in school, professional and social life. If you have any questions about our treatment services, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.
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Dyslexia Düsseldorf: Solving problems instead of living with them

Children and adolescents often show major learning disabilities in math or reading and writing at school. Despite numerous support measures such as tutoring, long study sessions at home and great effort, not all of those affected manage to overcome their weaknesses independently. In these cases, a reading and spelling disability or dyslexia and/or a math disability or dyscalculia is most likely present. Dyslexia and dyscalculia often occur together. However, learning disabilities such as dyslexia are not a sign of lower intelligence, lack of schooling, or laziness; rather, the problems are due to a different perception, processing, and motor skills of the affected individual. Due to these weaknesses, they usually have great difficulty with non-tangible signs or symbols, such as letters or numbers.

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09:00 – 18:00


09:00 – 19:00


09:00 – 18:00


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09:00 – 16:00


09:00 – 14:00

The patient requests can be by phone or email be agreed upon.

We are available by phone from 08:00 - 18:00 (MO-FR).


Helmholtzstrasse 28
40215 Düsseldorf

This is what distinguishes our practice for dyslexia in Düsseldorf


Due to the reading and spelling disability and associated difficulties at school, at work or in everyday life, those affected suffer from low self-esteem, which can lead to aggression, lack of concentration or other negative behaviors or concomitant disorders such as sleep problems. With the help of psychotherapy we treat both dyslexia and other disorders.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on curing a patient's motor, sensory, cognitive and psychological disorders to the point where the greatest possible independence in everyday life and participation in social life can be achieved. In the context of dyslexics, we focus primarily on training visual and auditory perception and on learning strategies that can be specifically recalled and applied.


Neurofeedback is a computer-based training method in which brain activity is visualized. Dyslexics can achieve better control of their own actions through visualization. The repetition and simulation of everyday challenges such as homework situations ultimately also guarantees that patients can easily apply what they have learned in everyday life.

Parent Coaching

If children and adolescents are affected by dyslexia and possible concomitant disorders, this also places a high burden on parents or other caregivers. For this reason, we offer counseling as well as coaching for parents and caregivers such as teachers, so that a better handling of the children's social and psychological problems as well as learning difficulties in everyday life and at school can be achieved.

We help with dyslexia in Düsseldorf

Neurofeedback Tim Heyn

Tim Heyn

Therapist for Neurofeedback

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Kinder- und Jugendpsychologin Melinda Gilhaus

Melina Gilhaus

Mental-functional occupational therapist

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Archsana Kamalananda

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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Dyslexia in children, adolescents and adults - Book individual therapy now

Our team at Vivare Health Center cares for all individuals with dyslexia in Düsseldorf. It is important for those affected to know that dyslexia is treatable, but not curable. However, in children as well as adolescents and adults, targeted therapy is promising and can significantly reduce deficits in reading and writing as well as positively influence the course of dyslexia. We first conduct an initial interview as well as various test psychological examinations to check whether dyslexia is present. Depending on the age of the patient and the severity of the dyslexia, treatment options are then presented and the further treatment plan is determined in consultation with the affected person. Treatment at Vivare Health Center is always individualized: we tailor therapy to the personal characteristics, goals, strengths as well as needs of our patients. In the treatment of dyslexia in Düsseldorf, we rely on psychotherapy, occupational therapy and neurofeedback.

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Treatment of dyslexia in Düsseldorf

Whether it’s books, media, schedules, or addresses, competencies in reading and writing are important to participate in our society. However, many children, adolescents and adults have a reduced ability to read and write. The earlier the weakness is detected and treated, the better the prognosis. This is because dyslexia in children, adolescents and adults is often accompanied by numerous other problems. Due to the reading and spelling disability and associated difficulties at school, at work or in everyday life, those affected suffer from low self-esteem, which can lead to aggression, lack of concentration or other negative behaviors. To change this effectively and sustainably, we use a behavioral approach to psychotherapy and occupational therapy in the treatment of dyslexia in children, adolescents and adults.

The basic idea of behavior therapy is that all behaviors in life can be learned and thus unlearned or replaced by new ways of thinking and behaving. The goal of behavioral therapy for dyslexics is to promote sustained attention, concentration, self-esteem, and the ability to develop individual problem-solving strategies.

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Goals of the dyslexia therapy in Düsseldorf

In our practice for dyslexia in Düsseldorf, we aim to expand and strengthen the individual abilities and resources of our patients as much as possible. Dyslexia is not curable, but through the application and combination of different therapy methods, important, basic skills in reading and writing can be trained and internalized, attention and concentration can be improved, and perception can be trained. By simulating school, work, and everyday challenges, patients can apply the skills they learn to everyday life, ensuring participation in society. The earlier the reading and spelling disability is recognized and treated, the better the prognosis usually is. However, with an individual therapy, which is adapted to the goals and needs of the patient from the beginning, dyslexia can also be treated in adulthood with good chances of success. Contact us today if you suspect your child or yourself has dyslexia. We offer you a personal overall concept and help you to achieve your goals!

Cost for Privately insured / self-pay patients / statutory health insurance patients

Privately insured / self-payer

Privately insured persons: The scope of benefits for privately insured persons varies and depends on the respective contractual conditions, which is why these should first be clarified in advance. Psychotherapy is calculated according to the fee schedule for psychotherapists (GOP) with a factor of 2.5; occupational therapy services are calculated according to the fee schedule for therapists (GebüTh) .

Self-payers: The costs for psychotherapeutic services for self-payers are based on the GOP, while occupational therapy is billed according to the GebüTh.

Patients with health insurance

Patients covered by statutory health insurance: Mental-functional occupational therapy is a benefit of the statutory health insurance, i.e. the statutory insurance covers the entire costs of therapy for children and adolescents. This requires a corresponding prescription, which you will receive from your doctor or psychotherapist.

We currently offer psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults for self-pay patients and privately insured patients only.

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FAQ about the practice for dyslexia in Düsseldorf

Learning to write is a great challenge for children. Step by step, they learn to decipher and internalize numerous unknown symbols. Dyslexia makes this learning process much more difficult, as weaknesses in perception, processing, and/or motor skills prevent children from deciphering symbols correctly and subsequently writing down spoken words correctly. Dyslexia in children therefore usually becomes apparent from the 2nd school year onwards. If the weakness is not treated in time with appropriate measures, affected children can become distressed because they cannot keep up with children of the same age despite their efforts. As a result, the child resigns, refuses any academic performance and may also develop various behavioral disorders. In order to counteract this development, conducive measures should be introduced at an early stage.

The signs of dyslexia can vary greatly in type and severity from child to child. Symptoms of dyslexia in children may include the following:

  • No desire to read
  • Slow, halting, incorrect reading
  • Confusing words, letters or numbers
  • Losing the line in the text
  • Omitting, exchanging or adding words, syllables or individual letters
  • Letters are difficult to combine into words
  • Words in the text are often guessed from the context of meaning
  • Difficulty in reproducing what has been read
  • Paperwork takes a very long time
  • Illegible handwriting
  • the same word is often misspelled several times differently in a text
  • many grammar and punctuation errors

Children who receive targeted support have a good chance of achieving normal reading and spelling performance as they grow up. But if the weakness remains undiagnosed or is not treated appropriately, dyslexia, like dyscalculia, can drag on into adulthood and become a major obstacle. After all, solid reading and spelling skills are essential for participation in society. For example, people with reading and spelling difficulties have great difficulties when studying, changing careers with application procedures, or reading and understanding official letters, timetables or operating instructions, and are always dependent on help. Dyslexia can thus also have devastating effects on mental health. Thus, those affected usually suffer from a lack of self-confidence and inferiority complexes already as adolescents. In adulthood, concomitant mental disorders such as depressive moods, addictive disorders or anxiety disorders may develop. Those affected often perceive their impairment as taboo, but with appropriate support measures, adult dyslexics also have a good chance of successfully completing therapy.

Similar to children, symptoms of dyslexia in adults can vary widely. Often, as adults get older, they also learn to hide the disorder with problem-solving strategies. Possible symptoms include:

  • Hiding the spelling
  • Excuses in reading and writing tasks
  • Technological dependence
  • poor comprehension of texts, especially when excited
  • Difficulty reading official texts, menus, timetables, newspapers, etc.
  • Letter writing/reading is avoided
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  • the child/grandchild can hardly be helped with homework
  • Reading aloud is difficult or uncomfortable
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