Annual Parent Orientation

Children’s Dyslexia Center – Southern Illinois

Mandatory Parent Orientation Meeting

Fall Semester TBD

Every year, the Children’s Dyslexia Center – Southern Illinois hosts a mandatory parent meeting. At this meeting, the parents can meet the Board of Governors, find out more about the program, as well as, become educated more about Dyslexia.

Even though our program is free to any family who qualifies, there is a cost involved. The Scottish Rite membership with the guidance of the Board of Governors raise the money used to make this program work. It is estimated that $5,000 per child is spent over the course of a school year, so every year approximately $100,000 has to be raised.

Although the Children’s Dyslexia Center board takes the lead on all fundraising, the Center staff and families partner with the board to ensure the best possible outcome for our students.  We have even had several parents suggest, organize, and work closely with the board on  fundraisers here at the Dyslexia Center and at their local school or at other community venues.  Some examples of parent influenced fundraisers have included:  A kids triathlon, mouse races, craft/vendor fairs, quarter auctions and Dimes for Dyslexia.  You can find opportunities to help raise funds for the Center at “Support Our Program“.

We have a great turn out for our meetings each year, and we thank you all for making this meeting a priority. As a courtesy, we are posting a Summary Slides of the PowerPoint. You can use this information to share what you learned with family members or teachers who were unable to attend.

For more information, please make an appointment with our director, Michele M. Johnson.

Brian Brown, Board of Governors Chairman

Michele M. Johnson, Director

Grace Rauscher, Administrative Assistant

Student Education and Support

We provide the highest quality, state of the art, multisensory tutorial reading and written language instruction to children with primary diagnosis of dyslexia. We reserve the right to not treat a child that has another diagnosis when, in our sole discretion, we determine that it will hinder the child’s ability to benefit from our services.

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