A Definition of Dyslexia- "Specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/ or fluent word recognition and poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties are often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom interventions" -International Dyslexia Association
-Strong spatial relations
-Difficulty following directions
-Poor reading comprehension
-Confusion in sequencing letters and letter formations
-Miscalling words "Saw" for "Was" or "Thing" for "Night"
-Excellent reasoning skills
-Memorizing, then forgetting spelling words
What we offer at our Center
Dyslexic students in our program commit to tutoring twice a week for
hour-long sessions by highly skilled tutors. The program goes for 34 weeks
during the year, and most students graduate the program in 100 lessons.
If you suspect your child may have dyslexia, contact the center by phone (989) 894-2770, or through email at .
The Children’s Dyslexia Center holds an annual training program to teach qualified individuals how to use the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading. Training involves 3 days in the summer and 4 Satudays throughout the year of graduate level classroom instruction and a 100-hour practicum of tutoring with two students here at the Center.
Contact us at for more information about signing up for
our training program. Being involved in changing the lives of children is one
of the greatest decisions you can make in your life!