Dyslexia

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA & THEIR FAMILIES FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS

The Settlement's highly-trained interventionists support students with dyslexia and its characteristics in grades K-12.

We serve students at through after-school tutoring at sites throughout the region, an intensive five-week summer program, ReadingCorps– a collaborative effort with the public school systems in Knott, Leslie, and Perry Counties offering daily intervention services, and dyslexia assessments/screenings.

To schedule an evaluation or learn more about our programs, please reach out to us at 606-785-4044 or email lema@hindman.org. 

We’d love to help your child get started on their journey to success!

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

SCHOOL-BASED
READINGCORPS

AFTER-SCHOOL
TUTORING

The school-based ReadingCorps program is offered to K-8 students across the four public school districts in Knott, Leslie, and Perry Counties. Students receive 30 minutes of daily, targeted intervention using the Orton-Gillingham approach. To learn whether this program is offered at your child’s school, contact the principal or call our team.

For 15 weeks in the fall and spring semesters, the Settlement offers one-on-one after-school tutoring one night each week. The program is offered at multiple sites throughout Eastern Kentucky and virtually using our distance learning platform. Enrollment is open for the coming semester. Contact us today!

SUMMER 
TUTORING PROGRAM

DYSLEXIA
SCREENINGS

The Summer Tutoring Program is an intensive, five-week program that occurs on campus and virtually. Each day students receive 2 hours of individualized reading intervention, two hours of small-group math instruction, two hours of writing and keyboarding, and daily arts activities. 

If your child is experiencing difficulties reading, they may have one or more indicators of dyslexia. Our staff offers a monthly dyslexia screening on our campus to families to assess students and to make referrals for other programs and services. Space is limited each month, so register early. 

GIVE A GIFT, CHANGE A LIFE

More than 90% of families require financial assistance to participate in our intervention services and, thanks to the generous support of donors and friends, no child is ever denied service. 

Resources For Parents

Welcome, parents! Here you’ll find all the resources you need to learn more about your child’s learning style, the programs we offer, and the way we commit to helping our students. If you’re looking for something you don’t see here, simply give us a call. We’re always happy to help.

A LEGACY OF SUCCESS

2020 AVERAGE READING GAINS

6 months

for early 
elementary students

1 year

for
elementary students

2.3 years

for middle and 
high school students

Recommended Reading About Dyslexia

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia: A Parent and Teacher Guide to Helping Students of All Ages Academically, Socially and Emotionally by Cynthia M. Stowe, M.Ed.

All Kinds of Minds by Mel Levine

Dyslexic Advantage by Eide

Wright’s Law by Peter D.W. Wright

Training For Educators

Learning is a lifelong initiative. At Hindman Settlement School, we offer customized staff development training designed to meet your school system’s needs. The programs we offer include:

  • A Dyslexia Overview
    Educators and Dyslexia–What You Should Know
    Reading Building Blocks for Dyslexic Students
  • How to Help Dyslexic Students Succeed in Your Classroom
  • Dyslexia and the Young Reader
  • Classroom Management for Dyslexic Students
  • Implementing Broad Service Approaches for Your School–The Hindman Settlement School Model

Certain workshops require broader blocks of time than others. It’s important to keep in mind that brief workshops provide excellent overviews and introductions into a program, but they are usually insufficient for creating an implementation plan. If your goal is to develop a school-wide plan, we recommend one of our longer workshops.