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Dyslexia affects 20 percent of the U.S. population, according to NIH research. It is one of the most common learning disabilities to affect children and represents 80–90 percent of all those with learning disabilities. It is the most common of all neuro-cognitive disorders. Some people may have more mild forms, while others may experience it more severely.

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

  • To provide the highest quality evidence-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

How They Do It

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.

All of 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.

How You Can Help

You will have an opportunity to support the Center’s work when you register for this year’s October event. You can also make a direct donation, and invite friends and family to join in!

Make a donation now at https://dyslexiareadingcenter.org/give

Thank you!