Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation The Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation is an independent non-profit agency that trains volunteers to use an Orton-Gillingham Method of reading instruction to provide free one-to-one reading instruction for students of all ages that are struggling with reading.

The Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation is an independent non-profit agency dedicated to the identification and remediation of dyslexia, a severe language based reading disability that exists in individuals having average to superior levels of intellectual functioning.

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Meet our tutor, Deborah.  She started tutoring for SDF in the Spring of 2019.  Deborah decided to volunteer because she ...
09/23/2021

Meet our tutor, Deborah. She started tutoring for SDF in the Spring of 2019. Deborah decided to volunteer because she knew first hand what it was like going through school with a learning disability.
Deborah has worked in the Chesapeake School District as an educator for over 20 years.
In working with SDF, Deborah says "my favorite part about tutoring is being able to give back to the community and help students achieve their goals."

Meet our tutor, Deborah. She started tutoring for SDF in the Spring of 2019. Deborah decided to volunteer because she knew first hand what it was like going through school with a learning disability.
Deborah has worked in the Chesapeake School District as an educator for over 20 years.
In working with SDF, Deborah says "my favorite part about tutoring is being able to give back to the community and help students achieve their goals."

People with dyslexia are affected in many different ways. In fact, according to the International Dyslexia Association i...
09/10/2021

People with dyslexia are affected in many different ways. In fact, according to the International Dyslexia Association it depends on the person, the severity of the condition, and the effectiveness of instruction or remediation. IDA says the core difficulty is with word recognition, reading fluency, spelling, and writing. People with dyslexia can also have problems with spoken language. Of course, all this can lead to a number of complications.
According to staff at the Mayo Clinic, when dyslexia goes undiagnosed and untreated, childhood reading difficulties continue into adulthood. If a child struggles with reading, they’re not going to have the skills necessary to keep up with their peers in many other classes as well. Left untreated, dyslexia may lead to low self-esteem, behavior problems, anxiety, and aggression. This only gets worse as the child reaches adulthood if they can’t read. This can have long-term educational, social and economic consequences.

If you suspect that someone you know is struggling with dyslexia please reach out to us.

At Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation We Change Lives!

Call us at (757) 437-0733 or visit our website at sinkinsondyslexiafoundation.org

(Image courtesy of scientificworldinfo.com)

People with dyslexia are affected in many different ways. In fact, according to the International Dyslexia Association it depends on the person, the severity of the condition, and the effectiveness of instruction or remediation. IDA says the core difficulty is with word recognition, reading fluency, spelling, and writing. People with dyslexia can also have problems with spoken language. Of course, all this can lead to a number of complications.
According to staff at the Mayo Clinic, when dyslexia goes undiagnosed and untreated, childhood reading difficulties continue into adulthood. If a child struggles with reading, they’re not going to have the skills necessary to keep up with their peers in many other classes as well. Left untreated, dyslexia may lead to low self-esteem, behavior problems, anxiety, and aggression. This only gets worse as the child reaches adulthood if they can’t read. This can have long-term educational, social and economic consequences.

If you suspect that someone you know is struggling with dyslexia please reach out to us.

At Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation We Change Lives!

Call us at (757) 437-0733 or visit our website at sinkinsondyslexiafoundation.org

(Image courtesy of scientificworldinfo.com)

TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOLThe beginning of the school year can be a mixed bag, especially for kids with dyslexia. Having...
08/23/2021

TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL

The beginning of the school year can be a mixed bag, especially for kids with dyslexia. Having the support they need from home can make all the difference.

TALK TO YOUR CHILD AHEAD OF TIME: Take some uninterrupted time to let them share their concerns and discuss how to handle them, then send their teacher a quick email to bring them up to speed.

SET THEM UP FOR SUCCESS: If your child also has attention issues, being organized can be a real challenge. Create a homework station at home with all the materials they need.

HELP EDUCATE THEM: Share information you've learned about dyslexia with your child and your child's teacher. It's important that your child understands that their brains may work a little differently but that doesn't mean they aren't smart enough to be a good student.

ENCOURAGE THEIR PASSIONS: Reading may be a struggle but perhaps your child is good in math, very artistic or great sports. You'll need to carve out some time to allow them to do the things they're good at. It's a great self-esteem builder.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL

The beginning of the school year can be a mixed bag, especially for kids with dyslexia. Having the support they need from home can make all the difference.

TALK TO YOUR CHILD AHEAD OF TIME: Take some uninterrupted time to let them share their concerns and discuss how to handle them, then send their teacher a quick email to bring them up to speed.

SET THEM UP FOR SUCCESS: If your child also has attention issues, being organized can be a real challenge. Create a homework station at home with all the materials they need.

HELP EDUCATE THEM: Share information you've learned about dyslexia with your child and your child's teacher. It's important that your child understands that their brains may work a little differently but that doesn't mean they aren't smart enough to be a good student.

ENCOURAGE THEIR PASSIONS: Reading may be a struggle but perhaps your child is good in math, very artistic or great sports. You'll need to carve out some time to allow them to do the things they're good at. It's a great self-esteem builder.

No one knows for sure what the exact causes of dyslexia are, but according to research we doknow that the brain of a per...
08/07/2021

No one knows for sure what the exact causes of dyslexia are, but according to research we do
know that the brain of a person with dyslexia does develop and function differently. These differences
cause problems with the identification of separate speech sounds within a word and/or learning how
letters represent those sounds.

The International Dyslexia Association says that perhaps as many as 15-20% of the population have some symptoms of dyslexia, like slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor wiring, or mixing up similar words. And by the way, it tends to run in families, so if you have dyslexia it’s pretty likely that someone in your family does too.

If you suspect someone you know has dyslexia please give us a call at (757) 437-0733.

At SDF We Change Lives!!!

No one knows for sure what the exact causes of dyslexia are, but according to research we do
know that the brain of a person with dyslexia does develop and function differently. These differences
cause problems with the identification of separate speech sounds within a word and/or learning how
letters represent those sounds.

The International Dyslexia Association says that perhaps as many as 15-20% of the population have some symptoms of dyslexia, like slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor wiring, or mixing up similar words. And by the way, it tends to run in families, so if you have dyslexia it’s pretty likely that someone in your family does too.

If you suspect someone you know has dyslexia please give us a call at (757) 437-0733.

At SDF We Change Lives!!!

Donating is so much easier with FlipGive, a team funding app!We earn cashback on every purchase you make from the follow...
08/02/2021

Donating is so much easier with FlipGive, a team funding app!
We earn cashback on every purchase you make from the following brands: Home Depot, Under Armour, Walmart, Old Navy, Apple, Mobil, Dick's Sporting Goods, CVS, Hotels.com, and many more.
It's completely virtual and contactless.
Just download FlipGive from your app store and enter the code LDPC9T to join our team!

Donating is so much easier with FlipGive, a team funding app!
We earn cashback on every purchase you make from the following brands: Home Depot, Under Armour, Walmart, Old Navy, Apple, Mobil, Dick's Sporting Goods, CVS, Hotels.com, and many more.
It's completely virtual and contactless.
Just download FlipGive from your app store and enter the code LDPC9T to join our team!

Here at Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation We Change Lives…and Changing Lives Takes Team Work.Lisa joined our team back in 20...
07/26/2021

Here at Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation We Change Lives…and Changing Lives Takes Team Work.

Lisa joined our team back in 2019 and she has been an asset ever since. As a former Special Ed teacher Lisa brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the table and is more than happy to share that knowledge one-to-one with our student Kilynn.
Lisa says, “Watching a student gain confidence and courage as a reader is tremendously rewarding, because I have always loved reading…it is also a privilege to become a trusted person in the life of a student’s parents.”

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO LISA
WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
If you’d like to help change lives, please contact us at: (757)437-0733

Here at Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation We Change Lives…and Changing Lives Takes Team Work.

Lisa joined our team back in 2019 and she has been an asset ever since. As a former Special Ed teacher Lisa brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the table and is more than happy to share that knowledge one-to-one with our student Kilynn.
Lisa says, “Watching a student gain confidence and courage as a reader is tremendously rewarding, because I have always loved reading…it is also a privilege to become a trusted person in the life of a student’s parents.”

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO LISA
WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
If you’d like to help change lives, please contact us at: (757)437-0733

According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring o...
07/09/2021

According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain.
The good news is, research indicates that individuals with dyslexia are often of higher intelligence than the average population. Students with dyslexia just need a more streamlined approach to reading…one that uses a multi-sensory approach, like Recipe for Reading.
Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation Founder, Marie Sexton, tells us she’s been using the program for 40 years
and it’s never let her down.

The Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation is the only 501©3 in the area that offers a free reading screening and up to 100 hours of one-on-one tutoring, for children and adults with dyslexia that come from low income families.

If you know of someone who may be struggling with dyslexia please have them reach out to us at
(757)437-0733 or visit our website at www.sinkinsondyslexiafoundation.org

According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain.
The good news is, research indicates that individuals with dyslexia are often of higher intelligence than the average population. Students with dyslexia just need a more streamlined approach to reading…one that uses a multi-sensory approach, like Recipe for Reading.
Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation Founder, Marie Sexton, tells us she’s been using the program for 40 years
and it’s never let her down.

The Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation is the only 501©3 in the area that offers a free reading screening and up to 100 hours of one-on-one tutoring, for children and adults with dyslexia that come from low income families.

If you know of someone who may be struggling with dyslexia please have them reach out to us at
(757)437-0733 or visit our website at www.sinkinsondyslexiafoundation.org

You Rock!!!This year’s Give Local 757 Campaign has netted over $4,000.00 for Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation…and donations...
05/24/2021

You Rock!!!
This year’s Give Local 757 Campaign has netted over $4,000.00 for Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation…and donations are still coming in.

That’s $4,000.00 to Help Change Lives!
Way to Go!

We couldn’t have done it without your
generous support! We are truly Grateful.

You Rock!!!
This year’s Give Local 757 Campaign has netted over $4,000.00 for Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation…and donations are still coming in.

That’s $4,000.00 to Help Change Lives!
Way to Go!

We couldn’t have done it without your
generous support! We are truly Grateful.

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you!For helping to make Give Local 757 a Huge Success!Donations are still coming in!We’ll ke...
05/12/2021

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you!
For helping to make Give Local 757 a Huge Success!
Donations are still coming in!
We’ll keep you posted on exactly how much we raised!

Your generous donation will help students like 7-year-old Matthew get the help he needs to succeed in school! We know that with his tutor Cathy’s dedication and his mom’s unending support, Matthew will grow more and more confident and feel like the smart little guy he truly is!

Thank You for Helping to Change Matthew’s Life!
If you didn’t have a chance to give, it’s not to late! Visit
https://www.givelocal757.org/organizations/sinkinson-dyslexia-foundation-e3654d30-064a-43d6-bf9d-b27a897c973a

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you!
For helping to make Give Local 757 a Huge Success!
Donations are still coming in!
We’ll keep you posted on exactly how much we raised!

Your generous donation will help students like 7-year-old Matthew get the help he needs to succeed in school! We know that with his tutor Cathy’s dedication and his mom’s unending support, Matthew will grow more and more confident and feel like the smart little guy he truly is!

Thank You for Helping to Change Matthew’s Life!
If you didn’t have a chance to give, it’s not to late! Visit
https://www.givelocal757.org/organizations/sinkinson-dyslexia-foundation-e3654d30-064a-43d6-bf9d-b27a897c973a

Today is THE DAY everyone in Hampton Roads can be a PHILANTROPIST! Everyone has something to give and every act of gener...
05/11/2021
Support Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation in #GiveLocal757! | Give Local 757!

Today is THE DAY everyone in Hampton Roads can be a PHILANTROPIST!
Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts. So today, GIVE where you LIVE by donating to support SDF’s mission to provide FREE READING TUTORING to children and adults in Hampton Roads.

I’m ready to support Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation on May 11, 2021 during Give Local 757!. Learn more about Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation and all the other organizations participating in #GiveLocal757.

Are You Willing to Help Change a Life?This young man with the beautiful smile is Justin.  He graduated from Thomas Nelso...
05/11/2021

Are You Willing to Help Change a Life?
This young man with the beautiful smile is Justin. He graduated from Thomas Nelson College, Summa Cum Laude, last year. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but for Justin it was huge.
During his Valedictorian speech he told his classmates that addressing them would have been unthinkable just a few years back. Justin is one of many adults who has to meet the daily challenges associated with dyslexia. Justin said “dyslexia does not define me but it does require twice as much to succeed in an academic environment.” For him, getting through school was like climbing a mountain and he is grateful for the support he had. Justin is one of the lucky ones…his family was able to afford the private services he needed. Justin said “Although I did not personally utilize SDF’s resources, I can attest to the immense need for the support they offer students with dyslexia.” He says by supporting the foundation in any way, donors can provide students with the help they might not otherwise receive.
Can we count on your support in the Give Local 757 Campaign today?
This link will take you right to our homepage: https://www.givelocal757.org/organizations/sinkinson-dyslexia-foundation-e3654d30-064a-43d6-bf9d-b27a897c973a

Thank you for helping us change lives!

Are You Willing to Help Change a Life?
This young man with the beautiful smile is Justin. He graduated from Thomas Nelson College, Summa Cum Laude, last year. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but for Justin it was huge.
During his Valedictorian speech he told his classmates that addressing them would have been unthinkable just a few years back. Justin is one of many adults who has to meet the daily challenges associated with dyslexia. Justin said “dyslexia does not define me but it does require twice as much to succeed in an academic environment.” For him, getting through school was like climbing a mountain and he is grateful for the support he had. Justin is one of the lucky ones…his family was able to afford the private services he needed. Justin said “Although I did not personally utilize SDF’s resources, I can attest to the immense need for the support they offer students with dyslexia.” He says by supporting the foundation in any way, donors can provide students with the help they might not otherwise receive.
Can we count on your support in the Give Local 757 Campaign today?
This link will take you right to our homepage: https://www.givelocal757.org/organizations/sinkinson-dyslexia-foundation-e3654d30-064a-43d6-bf9d-b27a897c973a

Thank you for helping us change lives!

This little cutie is Greyson.  He’s just 6 ½ years old and mom says “he is struggling significantly to learn to read”.  ...
05/07/2021

This little cutie is Greyson. He’s just 6 ½ years old and mom says “he is struggling significantly to learn to read”. She tells us that school upsets him so much that he constantly asks not to go and that he comes home most days defeated. Unfortunately, Greyson is not alone.
Here at SDF we get calls from parents all the time telling us about their frustration with the school system and their child’s struggles with reading. Fortunately for Greyson, his parents heard about SDF and now he’s working one-on-one with one of our dedicated tutors.
On May 11th, during this year’s Give Local 757 Campaign, you’ll have the opportunity to help kids like Greyson.
This link will take you right to our home page: https://www.givelocal757.org/organizations/sinkinson-dyslexia-foundation-e3654d30-064a-43d6-bf9d-b27a897c973a
Thank you for helping us change lives!

This little cutie is Greyson. He’s just 6 ½ years old and mom says “he is struggling significantly to learn to read”. She tells us that school upsets him so much that he constantly asks not to go and that he comes home most days defeated. Unfortunately, Greyson is not alone.
Here at SDF we get calls from parents all the time telling us about their frustration with the school system and their child’s struggles with reading. Fortunately for Greyson, his parents heard about SDF and now he’s working one-on-one with one of our dedicated tutors.
On May 11th, during this year’s Give Local 757 Campaign, you’ll have the opportunity to help kids like Greyson.
This link will take you right to our home page: https://www.givelocal757.org/organizations/sinkinson-dyslexia-foundation-e3654d30-064a-43d6-bf9d-b27a897c973a
Thank you for helping us change lives!

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