Course Requirements

[fancy_header1 textColor=”#ffffff”]ORTON-GILLINGHAM COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL TRAINING[/fancy_header1] ELIGIBILITY Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning Completion of trainee application and required paperwork COURSEWORK Completion of 45 hours of coursework that meets Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc. (CDC) specified Read more

About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is an under-reported disability, an inheritable neurological condition that affects language acquisition, processing and decoding…

Multisensory Approach

The curriculum used as the basis for tutoring and tutor training at all Children’s Dyslexia Centers integrates principles of two of the leading Orton-Gillingham approaches. The Orton-Gillingham approach, developed in the 1920’s, uses a sequential, multisensory phonetic approach. Thus, a Read more

Overview of Orton-Gillingham

Orton-Gillingham is a phonetically-based, sequential, structured method which is extremely effective in the remediation of reading, spelling, and writing of dyslexic students.  Sound symbol associations are taught, employing all of the learning pathways – auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile.  The Read more


At the Children’s Dyslexia Centers we have seen how early diagnosis and treatment enable children to overcome the obstacles of dyslexia, gaining both a confidence in their ability to achieve and a vision for their future success. Preliminary analysis of Read more

Our Mission

Provide, free of charge, the highest quality multisensory reading and written language tutorial services for children with dyslexia through our network of nationally recognized centers of excellence. Provide and encourage education of tutorial trainees, professionals, and the public, to become Read more

Request Information on Enrolling

Formal assessments must be conducted by a qualified professional before contacting the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Allentown. Once this evaluation is completed, the parent should complete the form below for the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Allentown PA. The Center Director Read more