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Children’s Dyslexia Center Overview

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About Dyslexia

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

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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 variety of sensory data is used to help children understand the written word.

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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 system builds from simple to complex units of language.  It is most often taught on a one-to-one basis, but can …

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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 data on 213 children from 33 Dyslexia Centers in eleven states, illustrated in the chart below, shows that the children …

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