Housed in our building is the Children’s Dyslexia Center – Madison which provides one-on-one tutoring to children with dyslexia. The tutoring is provided free of charge using the Orton Gillingham based program which is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).
In 1994 Scottish Rite Masons launched a major effort to help families, individuals and communities deal with the lifelong burdens of dyslexia. With 49 centers in all 15 states of the Scottish Rite Northern Jurisdiction, no other national charity has made such a commitment to the alleviation of the problems of learning disabilities. They have been able to realize effective results, both anecdotally and statistically.
Madison’s center is located on the Johnson Street level of the building and has eight tutoring rooms where certified tutors and tutor trainees work with approximately 40 students on an individual basis twice a week — one tutor to one student.