Whether you're interested in being a volunteer or just a concerned parent, York County Reads is here to answer all your questions about our program. The truth is that while we focus on dyslexia, almost anyone can learn to read using this program; they do NOT have to have a diagnosis of dyslexia!
York County Reads makes use of materials from various sources such as Recipe for Reading . The program is based in Orton-Gillingham, a literacy instruction approach developed in the 1930s to teach people with dyslexia how to read. It is multi-sensory, sequential, explicit, and prescriptive and has a proven track record of success.
On average, students tutored 30 or more times showed the following progress:
Word attack improved 36%.
Fluency and comprehension increased by 1.5 grade levels.
Students have more confidence in and out of the classroom.