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What is The Reading Writing Connection?

The Reading Writing Connection (RWC) is a local non-profit, 501 (c)3, educational organization established to serve dyslexic children and adults. The RWC was founded in March of 2008. All RWC instructors have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach in a 48-hour seminar and practical teaching experience.

The RWC provides the Orton-Gillingham approach which has proven itself effective over time to remediate the dyslexic student. This approach is a structured, sequential, multisensory program that involves all pathways to the brain to ensure orderly storage, retention, and retrieval of information.

The RWC offers:

• One-on-one Orton-Gillingham instruction
• Orton-Gillingham training for new instructors and classroom teachers
• Support group meetings for parents
• Fundraising programs to generate funds for scholarship students and operations
• A summer picnic for students and their families

What is dyslexia?

Up to 20% of the population has some degree of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a neurological condition that inhibits the ability to learn to read, spell and write. It is hereditary and may be accompanied by attention deficit disorder and/or allergies. Many dyslexic individuals have strengths and abilities in non-reading areas such as:

• Art, athletics, automotive tech, computer, machining, math, people skills, and science
• A high-level listening vocabulary
• Good thinking skills, conceptualization, reasoning, and imagination

Dyslexia is commonly associated with reversal of letters and/or numbers. There are many more characteristics of dyslexia. Some of these are:

• Delayed speech
• Persistent articulation problems
• Sequencing difficulties
• Inability to read rote words (was, have, of)
• Poor spelling
• Avoidance of reading

How we can help:

Research has shown that dyslexics do not use the same part of the brain when reading as other readers. The Reading Writing Connection’s tools address the difference. Our one-on-one multisensory instruction uses visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic pathways to the brain. Dyslexics learn differently, so our approach is different. It is one that effectively facilitates a learning partnership between the student and the instructor. This method of instruction results in academic success, self-confidence, improved access to the job market, literacy (even a love of reading), and the realization of potential.

For additional information please contact us.