The curriculum used as the basis for tutoring and tutor training at all Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity integrates principles of two of the leading Orton-Gillingham approaches. The Orton-Gillingham approach, developed in the 1920's, uses a sequential, multi-sensory phonetic approach. Thus, a variety of sensory data is used to help children understand the written word.
School teachers receive training and continuing education credits to become certified tutors. Children are tutored one-on-one twice a week after regular school hours. This allows for the curriculum to be tailored to each individual child as necessary, and progress is made in small, readily quantifiable steps. Services provided by the Learning Centers equip children with the skills and the confidence they need to approach learning with eagerness and without fear.