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Mission Statement

The SLD Center will pursue and maintain the highest standards for its providers and services. We will utilize our resources to the fullest by partnering with individuals, schools, universities, corporations, foundations and other non-profit organizations in order to provide:

§ Comprehensive assessment and evaluation for individuals to identify their learning style and educational needs

§ One-to-one multisensory tutoring based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to all who need this service

§ Resources, seminars and consultations to support and inform the community about the needs of students with dyslexia and other unique learning styles

Training for educators, tutors, and parents in a variety of specialized language instructional approaches including SLD developed Pho


The Specialized Language Development (SLD) Center , a community resource of West Michigan, is committed to bringing the power of reading, writing and spelling to all individuals with dyslexia or other unique learning styles, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

This approach includes:

  • Multisensory reinforcement
  • Phonological awareness
  • Structured phonics
  • Rules of language structure
  • Reading comprehension
  • Sequential and cumulative approach





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Would you recommend Specialized Language Development Center?

by Julie J. (July 25, 2011)
The SLD Center is making such a difference in the lives of children who struggle to read, write and spell. I typically don't get choked up, however, I wept with joy when I heard I child read me a book for the first time after working with her for a few short months. Her comment back to me was "thanks for making me normal". SLD is an amazing group, with an amazing mission. I will support them and be a tutor for years to come.
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