For Parents

If you think your child has dyslexia,
you are in the right place.

Suspect Your Child May Have Dyslexia?
We are Here to Support You!

Understanding dyslexia is the first step. Dyslexia is very common, children with dyslexia are just as smart as other children, and there are proven methods to teach children with dyslexia to read. In fact, up to 20% of all students have some characteristics of dyslexia.


of the school population is identified to qualify for Special Education (SPED) Services.


of all students identified for SPED are classified as having a learning disability.

*Source: IDA

of the population have some characteristics of dyslexia

What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. A person with dyslexia can overcome the most limiting aspects of the problem – with appropriate instruction — and learn to read.

*Source: Understood

Understanding the Relationship Between Orton‑Gillingham, Structured Literacy, and the Science of Reading

OG Methodology


Orton-Gillingham is a highly structured multi-sensory approach that breaks reading and spelling down into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, and then building on these skills over time.

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Structured Literacy

Structured Literacy

Structured Literacy supports explicit, sequential, systematic, prescriptive, diagnostic, and cumulative instruction to benefit all learners, both general education and remedial.

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Science of Reading

The Science of Reading

The Science of Reading is a comprehensive body of scientifically-based research about reading and writing that helps to explain how it is that people best learn to read.

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Orton-Gillingham and Dyslexia

Dyslexia can present itself in various ways and has a broad spectrum of severity. Some children will struggle with early reading skills and decoding words, while others may read ok but struggle to understand what they read.

It is important for parents and teachers who are planning an individual’s support to anticipate the shifting nature of dyslexia as students make their way through schooling and life.

There is no cure for dyslexia, but the use of IDA-Accredited Orton-Gillingham programs has been proven to increase reading and writing scores for students who struggle with this learning disability.

By using multisensory tools to teach phonics sequentially, students can learn cognitively and become more confident in their reading, writing, and language skills.

Explore Free Resources

IMSE is constantly providing free resources for parents to use with their struggling readers at home. Be sure to follow IMSE on Instagram to learn how you can use these tools at home.

Check Out These Other Dyslexia Resources

8 Tips for Introducing Dyslexia to Your Child:

Some kids are aware that they read and write differently than other kids before they even hear the word dyslexia

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The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind

Dean Bragonier | TEDxMarthasVineyard

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Decoding Dyslexia:

A parent-led network of national groups who have been driving the campaign for state legislation and for public schools to provide much-needed services for their dyslexic children

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Bringing Literacy to All Readers

See how IMSE is delivering Orton-Gillingham and so much more to parents and teachers of struggling readers everywhere.