Dedicated to working with children, adults and the community to promote literacy skills.

Reading Failure is Preventable

Here at Breaking the Code Learning Center, children are taught differently to read. We use the Barton Reading Program and Spelling System, an Orton Gillingham based system designed specifically for people with dyslexia. With proper support, almost all people with dyslexia can become good readers and writers.

   

"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope."

                                             -Kofi Annan

  • Memorizing their addresses, the alphabet or multiplication tables

  • Learning to tie their shoes

  • Writing some letters or numbers backwards (past the first grade)

  • Learning to tell time on a clock with hands

  • Telling left from right.  Confusing letter pairs such as b-d, b-p, n-u and g-j. 

  • Saying sounds in the right order in multi-syllable words such as hamburger, animal and spaghetti.

  • Handwriting is poor;letters don’t sit on the line, inconsistent use of capital letters and punctuation, odd spacing between words and letter sizing is random.

One in five children have dyslexia.

  • Dyslexia is the name for a specific learning disability in reading.
  • Dyslexia is often characterized by difficulties with accurate word recognition, decoding and spelling.
  • Dyslexia may cause problems with reading comprehension and slow down vocabulary growth.
  • Dyslexia may result in poor reading fluency and reading out loud.
  • Dyslexia is often neurological and often genetic.Dyslexia is not the result of poor instruction.

Dyslexia at a Glance

  About Dyslexia