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The mission of the organization is to teach low-income dyslexic youth and adults to read. This is accomplished through professional assessment and tutoring by volunteers whom we have trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading, Writing, and Spelling.
The Dyslexia Tutoring Program provides tutoring and assessments for low-income children and adults with dyslexia or language-based disabilities for free. Our volunteer tutors are trained through a twenty-hour course in Orton-Gillingham, a proven method of teaching reading, spelling, and writing. After the training course, tutors are matched with a student who they will help to achieve their greatest goal-the ability to read. Through the dollars raised from foundations and private donors, we are able to send some of our students to summer camp programs at private schools for dyslexic children, where they will receive intensive one-on-one tutoring. We have also started a new initiative, which gives families guidance in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process; to make sure these children are receiving the appropriate special education services at their schools. We are one of the only organizations in the country that we know of which provides our services free of charge.
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