About Dyslexia

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

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Course Requirements

ORTON-GILLINGHAM COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL TRAINING 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 instructional standards. Quizzes and exams utilized to evaluate content knowledge and teaching performance. Submission of four […]

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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. [one_third] [fancy_header]Visual[/fancy_header] […]

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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 […]

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Success

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 […]

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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 resources in teaching children to read. Advance the body of scientific knowledge of dyslexia through […]

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Tutor Application Request

Complete the below form to request a Tutor Application.  

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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 will send an application to be filled out and returned with supporting information. 

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