Center offers free help for dyslexic students

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — There’s no charge to attend a specialized education program, but the problem is, not enough parents know about its services.

Danville is home to one of only five dyslexia centers in the state. People come from hours away so tutors can help their children overcome the disorder.

The center is accepting currently applications for the fall semester. The director says it has room for about 24 kids, but so far, only 18 have signed up.

The program is entirely free to families. It operates off fundraisers, donations and grants. The clinic actually contacted the media to help spread the word it exists and can help kids overcome dyslexia.

Employees work with kindergartners through high schoolers and say they have plenty of proof the two-year program works.

The center serves kids from across Central Illinois and even into Indiana. Parents just have to be willing to get their kids to the center for an hour, twice a week.

Students must also be previously diagnosed with dyslexia. The center doesn’t do diagnostics itself.

For more information, click here or call (217) 446 – 9377.

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