People with dyslexia have trouble matching the letters they see on the page with the sounds those letters and combinations of letters make. And when they have trouble with that step, all the other steps are harder.
Dyslexic children and adults struggle to read fluently, spell words correctly and learn a second language, among other challenges. But these difficulties have no connection to their overall intelligence. While people with dyslexia are slow readers, they often are very fast and creative thinkers with strong reasoning abilities.
Dyslexia is very common, affecting 20 percent of the population and representing 80– 90 percent of all those with learning disabilities.
Dyslexia can’t be “cured” – it is lifelong. But with the right supports, dyslexic individuals can become highly successful students and adults.
Feliciana Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Louisiana help fund the dyslexia program.
Currently we have a two year elementary school program that cost approximately $12,000 to $14,000 that will assist 6-8 elementary school age students.
Additionally, we fund a one year middle/high school program for 6-8 students that cost approximately $6,000-$7,000 per year.
To date we have had 4 classes graduate.
Who to contact if you have questions or are interested in being part of the next class?