Children’s Dyslexia Center
The Valley of Southern Illinois established the Children’s Dyslexia Center in 2002. The Learning Center provides free specialized training and tutoring to children with dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a neurologically based, inheritable disorder that interferes with the language acquisition and processing. It manifests itself early in life as a “reading problem” or “reversal problem”. Dyslexia is estimated to affect some 15% of the
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population – more than two million school age children. It is estimated that over 15% of the school population is dyslexic, as is over 85% of adults illiterates who also suffer from this condition.
Our Learning Center provides highly qualified staff specially trained in the treatment of dyslexia. After professional assessment and evaluation of a student’s needs, the staff then provides customized one-on-one instruction using a variety of techniques. In addition, our Learning Center provides training for volunteers who want to tutor children with dyslexia.
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