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Seacoast Learning Center We tutor dyslexic children one-on-one to remediate their individual needs.  The tutoring is performed by educators (scholars and qualified tutors) using Orton-Gillingham clinical techniques.  These services are provided free of charge.  Our service area spans the south- east region of New Hampshire and southern Maine. What is Dyslexia? Does My Child Have Dyslexia? When a child struggles with reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes even speaking, it is possible that the problem is due to dyslexia. The common signs are listed below. This does not necessarily mean that a child displaying them has this learning disability; however, if a child continues to display difficulty over time in the areas listed below, testing for dyslexia should be considered. If you think your child may suffer from this learning disability talk to your school about having a formal assessment done by a qualified professional to determine if your child does have dyslexia. If your child has been diagnosed with this learning disorder please contact us to see how we can help.   We have a constant need for fund raising to pay for the free services we offer. This effort is led by our Board of Directors and shared with parents and others. Board positions are unpaid and we sometimes have vacancies. For more information, please contact the board secretary. Fund Raising April 13, 2012: Seacoast Comedy Night July 9, 2012: 8th Annual Gold Tournament Upcoming Events For information about applying for student tutoring, or how to become an accredited tutor, please contact the center director. Tutoring Category TBA Understanding that words are made up of sounds Assigning correct sounds to letters Correct pronunciation of sounds and words Spelling Learning basic sequential information (alphabet, numbers) Reading with age-appropriate speed, accuracy and comprehension Learning numbers, facts Answering open-ended questions (math or word problems) Organizing thoughts, time, or a sequence of tasks Dyslexia is an under-reported disability, an inheritable neurological condition that affects language acquisition, processing and decoding. Up to 20% of the U.S. population has learning disorders, and 80% of these people, many of them children, have varying degrees of reading disorders that qualify as dyslexia (National Institutes of Health estimate). Dyslexia is a disability in learning, not in intelligence, and afflicts girls and boys nearly equally. It is a lifelong condition. Although incurable, it can be managed successfully. Most importantly, with early detection and treatment, children with dyslexia can learn and succeed academically. Children with dyslexia are typically highly creative and intuitive, and are excellent hands-on learners. Some of the world's most famous artists, innovators and leaders were and are dyslexic, including Leonardo daVinci, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Agatha Christie, William Hewlitt, Winston Churchill, Tom Cruise, Cher, Jay Leno, and Charles Schwab