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Frequent questions

  • Question 1: How do I find a tutor for my dyslexic child?
  • Question 2: My child has a learning disorder and ADHD. I have heard commercials for tutoring centers. Can you give a recommendation as to which is best?

Expert answers

1) How do I find a tutor for my dyslexic child?

There are several national organizations that may be able help you through this process and give local professional referrals. For instance, you can contact the International Dyslexia Association, or the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA). In addition, you may wish to contact your local school district to learn of any free tutoring services offered, or a local university that may have a list of teachers who also tutor.

Also, LD OnLine’s Yellow Pages service might be helpful.

The following links will give you contact information of organizations in your area that may be able to suggest tutors:

You may also want to ask the teachers and guidance counselor at your child’s school for suggestions for a tutor, since they will be familiar with his/her specific strengths and weaknesses. Local schools often know of great tutors located in the school’s neighborhood.

Lastly, be a good consumer in this process. Ask potential tutors about their experiences and what they specialize in before you choose a provider. You want to make sure that the person you choose will be a good match for your child.

2) My child has a learning disorder and ADHD. I have heard commercials for tutoring centers. Can you give a recommendation as to which is best?

We do not endorse any specific programs, products, or professionals. We do offer a listing of professionals and organizations that provide services to children with learning disabilities:

Also, the following agencies might be able to help you through this process:

Ask potential tutors and consultants about their experiences and what they specialize in before you choose a provider. You want to make sure that the person you choose will be a good match for you and has experience working with children with issues similar to your child’s areas of need.

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