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What is Dyslexia


Dyslexia is a neurological learning disability that makes it difficult for children and adults to read, write and spell. According to Yale University, Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in learning to read. It takes away an individual’s ability to read quickly and automatically, and to retrieve spoken words easily. Dyslexia affects one out of five people, girls and boys are equally affected.

Children left with untreated Dyslexia often suffer devastating personal consequences such as: low self-esteem, frustration and a lack of organizational skills. These children are more likely than their non-dyslexic peers to drop out of high school. This may also lead to becoming underachieving adults unable to contribute to society at their fullest capacity


the Children's Dyslexia Center of Philadelphia

What we do

The Children's Dyslexia Center of Philadelphia (CDCP) empowers youth living with dyslexia to develop reading, writing and spelling comprehension in order to improve academic potential, quality of life and confidence for life-long learning. 

We strive to provide, free of charge, the highest quality, state-of-the-art, multi-sensory tutorial reading and written language instruction to children with dyslexia. To train tutors in the art, science and practice of tutoring children using the Orton-Gillingham approach to multi-sensory teaching of reading, spelling and writing. Advance the body of scientific knowledge of dyslexia through support of clinical research, to improve today’s standards and tomorrow’s care.

Millions of school children with dyslexia endure frustration and demoralization on a daily basis as they struggle to acquire skills that many of us take for granted: the basic language skills of reading writing and spelling.   Some statistics demonstrate that:

  • Approximately one out of five children have a reading disability often referred to as dyslexia
  • Of the students in special education and public schools 80% of them have a reading disability
  • 33% of special education students are at risk of dropping out of school
  • Children who have dropped out of school are eight times more likely to end up in poverty. 

Change a child's life today!

Please consider a tax-deductible donation and make the Children’s Dyslexia Center Of Philadelphia the charity of your choice.   

Your contribution may be made and mailed to:

Children's Dyslexia Center Of Philadelphia

c/o Joseph Calabrese, Treasurer

3598 Rowena Dr.

Philadelphia PA 19114

For Credit Card  Donation please click on the DONATE TODAY button.  Click Donate Now, Then select Area of Greatest Need, and finally select Philadelphia, PA in order for our center to receive your donation.

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