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Our mission is threefold: helping individuals with dyslexia, learning differences, and other reading challenges to develop lifelong language skills through our multisensory program; assisting educators to identify learning challenges by providing tra... Read more
Our mission is threefold: helping individuals with dyslexia, learning differences, and other reading challenges to develop lifelong language skills through our multisensory program; assisting educators to identify learning challenges by providing training and techniques to enhance their reading curriculum; increasing community awareness and understanding of literacy issues.
SLD Read is one of only two centers in West Michigan which provide IMSLEC accredited training and meets the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Standards for Teachers of Reading. SLD Read is the only provider with a mission to provide a comprehensive community approach with services for children and adults, educators including tutors, parents and childcare providers and community awareness workshops to better prepare our entire communities for supporting and engaging the unique talents of individuals with dyslexia. SLD Read is also the only comprehensive literacy provider whose service area spans 14 counties service area, making us truly the leading literacy resource in West Michigan.
by Christen K. from Grand Rapids, MI
Helping all children to read is the most fulfilling opportunity anyone can experience. Hearing a child read a book to you for the first time will warm your heart and make you cry. Being a tutor gives a child a chance to succed in life. I love making a difference.