Local Dyslexia Resources

Support for kids and their families
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Is your child exhibiting signs of dyslexia and you want to get them tested? Or maybe they were already diagnosed and you’re looking for ways to get extra help? The Delaware Valley has a variety of resources available for kids with dyslexia and their families in order to make sure they get the support they need to succeed academically.

Pennsylvania Branch, International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA)

PBIDA can provide information for parents attempting to get the necessary support from their schools. They also have parent groups and conferences.
PBIDA will be hosting a live virtual conference on reading, literacy and learning on Nov. 13. The theme is “achieving equity in literacy,” and the panels and sessions will be recorded and available online through January 2022.

The Reading Clinic, Inc.

The Reading Clinic provides educational screening, testing and intensive intervention for children with dyslexia.

Independent schools

Many independent schools exist specifically for children with learning disabilities and dyslexia in the Delaware Valley. Some include AIM Academy, Center School, Delaware Valley Friends School and Woodlynde School.

If you can’t afford the cost of an independent school and your child is not getting the necessary support for dyslexia in the public school setting, Christine Seppi, the president of the PBIDA, recommends that parents “get a lawyer and get the school district to pay for it.”

Other resources

Additional resources for parents available online include:

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