Dyslexia in Illinois

Illinois is well served by many excellent schools and tutoring centers for students with reading difficulty. The state Decoding Dyslexia group (link below) is very active and has an extensive list of resources at their website. The state's International Dyslexia Association branch website by comparison has apparently not been updated since 2008.

Schools for Students with Dyslexia in Illinois

School

Acacia Academy

Brehm Preparatory School

The Cove School

Hyde Park Day School

Vine Academy

Wolcott School

Location

LaGrange

Carbondale

Northbrook

Northfield

Hinsdale

Chicago

Grades

1-12

6-12

K-12

1-8

K-12

9-12

Tutoring Centers for Students with Dyslexia in Illinois

Tutoring Center

Children's Dyslexia Center

Cognitive Solutions Learning Center

Bloomington-Normal Dyslexia Tutoring

LearningRx

Lindamood Bell

Ravinia Reading Center

The Written Word Learning Center

Location

5 Locations

Chicago

3 Locations

Chicago and Naperville

7 Locations

Chicago

Weaton

Illinois Dyslexia Legislation

Illinois legislation and state code (regulation) to date have created an advisory group, defined dyslexia, directed existing teachers to take 20 hours of professional development regarding reading disability and directed upcoming student teachers to pass a written test on teaching reading.

And while the state Board of Education has not made assessment and intervention mandatory, it has developed instruction on best practices. So for now parents may have to advocate for assessment and intervention, but awareness and services for struggling readers should be improving in Illinois.


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