About the Children's Dyslexia Center of Northeast New York


 

 

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. If your child is struggling with reading and writing, how do you know if dyslexia is the cause? Where can you go for help?

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. With more than 50 active 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.

Our mission is to provide, free of charge, the highest quality multisensory reading and written language tutorial services for children with dyslexia through a network of nationally recognized canters of excellence. Children's dyslexia center of Northeast New York is part of this nationwide network.

 

We strive to promote and encourage education of professionals, tutorial trainees, and the public to become resources in teaching children to read.

The Center uses advance scientific knowledge of dyslexia to improve today's standards and tomorrow's care. The organization actively supports dyslexia clynical research.

This has been a successful endeavor nationally. In the years that the Children's Learning Centers have been actively engaged in helping from kindergarten to high-school aged children to overcome dyslexia, several thousand of these children have received one-on-one tutoring at no cost to them or their families. Children are eligible regardless of economic status, race, religion or Masonic affiliation. The positive impact of early intervention on the lives of these children and their families is enourmous and inspires our commitment to this program.

As part of the Learning Center Program, over a thousand teachers and other individuals interested in becoming certified tutors at the Centers have received free training.

The program has been underwritten by the Masons on an annual basis at the level of approximately 8 million. The actual need is much greater, so we are looking for generous support from individual and corporations to expand this program in New York State.