We are currently accepting applications for enrollment.
The Dyslexia Reading Center is focused on three goals:
The DRC 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 DRC after regular school hours. Lessons and tasks are tailored to maximize each student's opportunity for success.
Our program is designed to help children and adults who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and/or a verbal learning disability.
No, we work with individuals in our area who can attend tutoring sessions at our Center twice a week on a regular basis.
In-person tutoring is ideal, but thanks to technology, our tutors may also be available for remote sessions.
The DRC works hard to ensure our program and tutors are the right fit for you. Please contact us to learn how to apply to our program.
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.
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.
We do not.
To get a diagnosis for dyslexia, the testing needs to be conducted by a licensed professional, such as a Neuropsychologist or the Educational Psychologist at your child's school.
To receive tutoring services at the DRC, neither neuropsychological nor psychoeducational test results are required. However, if you have them, they would be helpful to include when applying for our program.
If you would like to get testing done, we recommend starting at your child's school. In Pennsylvania, schools are required, by law, to conduct an evaluation within 60 calendar days of a parent's written request.
All of our Tutors are passionate about helping people with dyslexia and other learning differences. They have each completed an extensive training program in the Orton-Gillingham® method that is recognized by the International Multisensory Language Education Council and the International Dyslexia Association.