Our Mission

The Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA is focused on three goals:

  • To provide the highest quality research based, multisensory reading and writing instruction to individuals with dyslexia and/or learning differences
  • To train tutors in the Orton-Gillingham method of multisensory teaching in reading, writing, and spelling
  • To educate the public about dyslexia and the need for more effective instruction of students with dyslexia in public education

Our Approach

The Center uses a structured curriculum based on the Orton-Gillingham® (O-G) approach to reading instruction. This highly successful method, developed in the 1920s, uses a sequential, multisensory  approach to teaching reading writing and spelling skills to students with dyslexia. The program incorporates auditory, visual and kinesthetic information to maximize a student's ability to store and retrieve written words efficiently.

Students are tutored individually for an hour twice weekly  at the Center after regular school hours. Lessons and tasks are tailored to maximize each student's opportunity for success.

Frequently Asked Questions


What type of students do you work with?

Our program is designed to help children and adults who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and/or a verbal learning disability.

Does it matter where a student goes to school?

No, we serve individuals in our area who can attend tutoring sessions at our Center twice a week on a regular basis.

How can a student be admitted to the program?

The Center works hard to insure our program and tutors are the right fit for you. Please contact us to learn how to apply to our program.

How often do students receive tutoring?

Students commit to a one-hour session twice a week. Sessions are typically held after school on weekdays. Individuals in the program generally participate for two years.

What is the curriculum?

Students receive individually tailored lessons that build upon each quantifiable step forward. Lessons are multisensory and designed to reinforce already achieved skills while developing new ones. Please contact us for a more detailed discussion of our approach.

Meet our Staff

All our Tutors have completed  extensive training program in the Orton-Gillingham® method that is recognized by the International Multisensory Language Education Council and the International Dyslexia Association.