The Children’s Dyslexia Center offers free training programs based on phonetics and emphasizes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles. The program provides students with immediate feedback and a predictable sequence that integrates and builds reading, writing, and spelling skills.

Free Training for Tutors


The Children’s Learning Center Program offers free training for individuals who are interested in receiving initial certification as tutors in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Requirements for certification include 45 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of practicum work under supervision of qualified professionals tutoring two children twice a week at a Children’s Dyslexia Center.

The Children’s Dyslexia Center also provides training for advanced certification as well as graduate credit available. We are looking for tutors with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a strong commitment to help children.

How can I help dyslexic children?

Join us! It’s our mission to utilize the Orton-Gillingham approach provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art, multi-sensory tutorial reading and written language instruction to children with dyslexia.

How do I become a dyslexia tutor?

Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch. Our intensive certification program includes 45 hours of classroom instruction at out La Grange Center and 100 hours of practicum under the supervision of qualified tutors twice a week at one of our three Chicago-area Centers.

How can I earn continuing education hours for education?

Our intensive program may be utilized for continuing education hours for education. With many hours of education and practicum experience our tutors learn new skills they can utilize in a classroom setting to expand children’s reading, writing, and spelling skills.

How do I become Orton-Gillingham Certified?

We take our trainees through an intensive program to meeting the requirements of Orton-Gillingham certification. If you’re interested in learning more about our program, training, and schedule, please complete the form below.

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