If your child or the child of someone you know is having difficulty learning to read in school, it is possible the reason is dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability, which is neurobiological in origin. Nearly 1 in 5 students may have some degree of dyslexia. A key sign that a child may be dyslexic is challenges with decoding words. Decoding refers to the ability to map sounds and letters that allow people to read fluently and with accuracy. At the Children’s Dyslexia Center – Boston North, we pride ourselves on being a local resource for families with children who are dyslexic and could benefit from private 1:1 tutoring. The Center helps children from grade school through high school to improve their reading skills.


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The Center also trains and certifies adults who are interested in working toward certification in the Orton-Gillingham method. For application information or to become a tutor, contact Joyce Gillis, Center director, at 781.281.0492 or email jgillis@supremecouncil.org.

A 13-member volunteer board of governors comprising local professionals fundraise for the Woburn Center and oversee its governance. For sponsorship information on our upcoming golf tournament or to make a contribution, contact Pam Giannatsis, co-chair, fundraising committee, at pgiannatsis@gmail.com.

There are more than 40 nonprofit Children’s Dyslexia Centers in the eastern U.S., founded and partially funded by the Scottish Rite Freemasons. There is no required tuition.

For more information on the Children’s Dyslexia Center – Boston North, visit www.cdcbostonnorth.com