What is Dyslexia?
What is Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a neurologically-based, often familial disorder which interferes with the acquisition and processing of language, including phonological processing in reading, writing, and spelling, handwriting, and sometimes in arithmetic. Dyslexia is not a result of a lack of motivation, sensory impairment, adequate instruction or environmental opportunities, or other limiting conditions, but may occur together with these conditions. Although dyslexia is lifelong, individuals with dyslexia frequently respond successfully to timely and appropriate intervention.
The most important news is our continued success in the quality of remediation for dyslexic children and in the training of tutors who work with the children.
Our teaching is modeled after the Orton-Gillingham method, which uses a structured, sequential, multi-sensory and phonetic approach. With Orton-Gillingham, we teach children diagnostically and individually. Students learn the structure of the English language using auditory, visual and kinesthetic pathways, and are tutored one-on-one twice a week.
Our training program is also essential to our success. Tutors first learn the Orton-Gillingham approach, then they tutor children under the close supervision of Orton-Gillingham trainers. Thereafter, tutors attend regular seminars and can study recommended written material to broaden their understanding of dyslexia and its remediation.