We are not qualified to diagnose dyslexia or specific learning disabilities in the area(s) of reading, writing and spelling. Please Google "neuropsychology, Madison WI" or contact your local school for possible evaluation options. Our program requires cognitive testing (IQ) and achievement information to determine your child's eligibility for our free tutoring program.

Admission to the Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison requires professional testing within two years of the date of application. Cognitive testing (IQ) and skills testing which documents a diagnosis of dyslexia (or a specific learning disability in the areas of reading, writing and spelling) are required. Testing can be done privately or in the child's school by making a referral and having a multisensory team evaluation. (Please see Evaluation information.)

After acceptance to our center, services are made available to children ages 7 to 17 on a first come, first served basis. Using the Orton-Gillingham method of phonics instruction, students receive two 50-minute tutoring sessions per week in a one-on-one setting. Most students are tutored for an average of two years, but some finish in one year and some students stay for three years.

Because we maintain a waiting list, a strict attendance policy must be observed.

If you would like to apply to have a child tutored at the Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison, please print the admission application form (link to pdf file is below), complete it, and send with the required test results to:

Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison

301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison WI 53703-2107

Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison

A Scottish Rite Masonic, Community Partnership


​One-on-one Tutoring for Children with Dyslexia/Learning Disabilities at No Cost