Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Metropolitan Chicago


About Us

We’re a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing free tutoring to dyslexic children.


FREE tutoring for children with dyslexia. Learn more…


FREE training and Orton-Gillingham certification. Learn more…


Your generous contributions help support the free services we provide each day.

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Three convienient Chicago-land locations: La Grange & Palatine.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Children’s Dyslexia Center to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art, multi-sensory tutorial reading and written language instruction to children with dyslexia. The Children’s Dyslexia Center also seeks to train tutors in the art, science, and practice of tutoring children using the Orton-Gillingham approach to multi-sensory teaching of reading, spelling, and writing.

Meet Nick

My son did not talk until he was almost 5. He was diagnosed with Autism and then with Aspergers, Depression, Bi-Polar, and well I had a list of 13 different things at one time but decided to throw that out. Finally he was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Central Auditory Disorder, these I believe to be correct.

Nick was taking medications for depression at the age of 6 and never participated in school. He never had any friends and was sad and angry every day. He even spoke of suicide on a daily basis. He would not look anyone in the eye and in school was accused by the teachers as being lazy for not writing in his journal and was punished for it.

I was told by my school district when he was in the second or third grade that I needed to accept the fact that my son would never learn how to read. Yes, the superintendent actually said those exact words!

Today Nick is 17 and a senior in HS and has been on the honor roll for the past two years. He does not take any medications and has made friends for over 3 years now. I feel I owe it to the Valley of Chicago Learning Center, and All the Masons for supporting the Learning Center. You see my son had no hopes of ever learning how to read and had a very low self esteem going to the public school system. But that all changed once he started attending the Center. Maybe not right off the bat, you see we had tried many things before coming to you and all had failed. But with a little time and the patience of the special teachers at the Center Nick started coming around. You have changed his life forever and of course mine, and my other son’s also —for we watched Nick struggle and felt helpless and frustrated for so many years.

Thank you for helping every single one of these kids in your Center! Please know you are helping change the lives of families, one child at a time.

Forever Thankful,

Nick’s Mom

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