Mrs. Mayer is a local teacher certified through the Children's Dyslexia Center, a Scottish-Rite Masons and Massachusetts General Hospital joint endeavor that provides clinically proven dyslexia tutoring services, offering two years of intensive one-on-one tutoring in the proven Orton-Gillingham approach, completely free of charge. The Children’s Dyslexia Centers are open to all children regardless of economic status, race or religion, or Masonic affiliation. Dyslexia is neurologically based and often hereditary. It is not a visual problem but instead a disconnect between what is seen and heard, and causes difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and organization. Functional MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) shows the brains of people with dyslexia develop and function differently. Dyslexia makes fluent reading difficult, which affects academic success, self-esteem and social-emotional development. To be most effective, interventions provided by teachers trained in dyslexia should begin early or students can quicklyfall into a spiral of failure.
Famous dyslexics include Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Leonardo DaVinci, and Walt Disney. Dyslexia affects one out of every five people, and affects boys and girls in equal numbers.The long-term effects of untreated dyslexia include school failure, depression and increased risk of suicide, delinquency and reoffending. Surveys show a high percentage of illiterate people in prison are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a treatable condition. Children with dyslexia require professional tutoring, and the earlier they receive it, the greater their chances of achieving normal, fully functional lives.
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