Trinity Dyslexia Center is a non-profit after-school tutorial program that addresses the learning needs of individuals with dyslexia and other reading problems.
Trinity Dyslexia Center FAQ
Q: What is dyslexia?
A: Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. It affects 10% of the population. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. Dyslexics have problems with the development of phonological awareness: in other words, understanding the sound system of our language. They have difficulty learning how letters represent sounds.
Q: How does Trinity Dyslexia Center help someone with dyslexia?
A: We use the Essential Learning Systems (ELS) computer program. This program uses a multi-sensory teaching technique to address the reading, language, and learning needs of students. Tutors closely facilitate the student's progress in the program while using positive reinforcement and motivation. Students work on an individualized program for their specific needs. Each tutor is responsible for no more than 2 students. The center also has a Comprehension Lab where students work one-on-one with a teacher on specific problems they are having in school on that day.
Q: Do you have to be diagnosed as dyslexic before entering the TDC program?
A: You do not need to have a dyslexia diagnosis. We conduct an evaluation of prospective students to see if the program is appropriate for them. Many of our students have not been diagnosed as dyslexic.
Q: When and where are classes held?
A: Classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during the school year. Our classes are one hour in length. We have classes beginning at 3:30 and 4:30. The center is located at 4223 Poplar Springs Drive.
Q: Who do I contact to get information about the program?
A: You can contact Dottie Campbell at 601.482.6767. Please leave a message, and I will return your call.