Adult Dyslexic Program
The Adult Dyslexic Program was launched in 1999 by our school founder, David Schenck, who aspired to share his knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and teach dyslexic adults to read. Mr. Schenck secured initial funding from the Goizueta Foundation, whose primary purpose is to support, programs benefitting the communities on a state and national level.
The instruction is phonics-based and multi-sensory. The Orton–Gillingham Approach to phonics instruction matches letters and combinations of letters to distinct sounds. Multi-sensory teaching combines seeing, saying, hearing, and writing. Students study basic letter patterns and master the rules that govern reading and spelling.
Students attend class on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks. Classes are held at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 3098 Saint Anne's Lane Atlanta, GA 30327, which is located at the corner of Moores Mill Road and Northside Parkway in Buckhead (MARTA bus route 12 from the Midtown station). Fall classes meet from late September to mid-November; winter classes meet from mid-January to mid-March, and spring classes meet from mid-March through May.
The Adult Dyslexic Program is designed for those:
Who have always had difficulty reading, writing, and spelling.
Who feel this keeps them from reaching their full potential.
Who are willing to start back at square one to overcome their disability.