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Help us grow to meet the needs of struggling learners!
Financial support from foundations, corporations, organizations, and individuals allows Dyslexia Services of Baldwin County, AL ( formerly Children's Literacy Services) to maintain and expand our dyslexia and literacy programs to Baldwin County children in need of one-on-one instruction.
Whether you are paying for a student's tuition or donating to our organization, your financial support directly enables us to make a profound difference in the lives of the children we serve. Donations also make it possible to offer free tutoring to those that qualify.
If you would like to help us provide life-changing literacy skills for struggling readers and learners in the Baldwin County area, we welcome your donation.
Located in Summerdale, AL, we offer services for students who struggle with reading, writing, spelling, and math, and resources for those who teach them. With the support of donors and volunteers, we change the trajectory of student lives by helping them gain the skills necessary to become confident readers and eager learners.
We help struggling students by:
• Increasing community awareness and understanding of literacy issues.
• Offering affordable, accessible, accommodating and effective direct services
• Training educators in specialized reading instruction
DID YOU KNOW?
15-20% of school aged children have reading problems. And for 90% of poor readers, early intervention tutoring can increase reading ability to an age appropriate level. One year of phonics intervention resulted in increased left hemisphere neural activity in school-children. An fMRI has documented improved changes in pre and post images of brains in dyslexic adults who have undergone treatment for dyslexia.
More Sobering Statistics:
Children do not outgrow poor reading; 74% of poor readers in 3rd grade are still poor readers in 9th grade. The gap widens over time.
NAEP scores for 2017: 71% of Alabama’s 4th graders score below proficient in reading; nationally the figure is 65% (for African-American 4th graders in AL, 85% are below proficient; Hispanic students in AL, 84%)
Dropout rates for students with disabilities range from 16% to 84%.
85% of juvenile offenders have a reading difficulty.
Two-thirds of American children cannot read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade.
In low-income neighborhoods there is only 1 age appropriate book for every 300 children.
“The most valuable gift is the one you cannot wrap… give the gift of reading.”