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
For over two decades, the Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. The Valley of Philadelphia, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons embraces this mission.
With more than 40 Dyslexia Centers in 13 states, the Children's Dyslexia Centers tackle the challenge of dyslexia head-on, both by providing free tutoring for children with dyslexia and by training a growing cadre of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.
We are a dedicated organization of people who believe every child should have access to high-quality reading and writing instruction. We’re helping children to successfully meet the literacy demands in school and their future careers.
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:
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Children's Dyslexia Center Of Philadelphia
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3598 Rowena Dr.
Philadelphia PA 19114
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