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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Thank you VB Youth Service Club for the generous donation you made to our foundation this year.  We are proud to be a pa...
01/14/2020

Thank you VB Youth Service Club for the generous donation you made to our foundation this year. We are proud to be a part of the large community that brings services to the youth in Hampton Roads. We are grateful to have support from a group like yours that encourages the community to be involved in supporting non-profits and the children they serve.

The kids are the reason we do what we do. From every member of the Virginia Beach Youth Service Club we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We are thankful for many things, but especially our volunteers! We were very blessed to have been a part of the annual g...
11/28/2019

We are thankful for many things, but especially our volunteers! We were very blessed to have been a part of the annual giving day event hosted by Volunteer Hampton Roads last weekend. Our volunteers assembled 250 bags full of pencils, highlighters, paper pads, erasers, and hole punchers for our student/tutor pairs. They also wrote them over 100 cards of encouragement!
🙏 We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

#familyvolunteerhr #fvd2019 Waiting for our volunteers to arrive! They’ll be putting together 250 packages of supplies f...
11/23/2019

#familyvolunteerhr #fvd2019 Waiting for our volunteers to arrive! They’ll be putting together 250 packages of supplies for our students and tutors.💕

Today’s sessions at the International Dyslexia Association Conference provided us with the confirmation that dyslexia is...
11/09/2019

Today’s sessions at the International Dyslexia Association Conference provided us with the confirmation that dyslexia is becoming a more recognized disability amongst educators. It is an unfortunate truth that dyslexia diagnosis and remediation are not being properly addressed all over the country. All agree that effective methods of teaching reading are those that are based in structured literacy (SL), and that continued research is needed to support the need for SL. There is also a strong need to focus more on teaching those who teach teachers. Sessions offered today included: The Next Steps for Implementing State Dyslexia Legislation, The Importance of Phonological Awareness Instruction for All Beginning & Struggling Readers, Challenges in the Assessment and Diagnosis of Dyslexia, and Consensus on the Dyslexia Definition.

Last night’s opening general session, “Paving the Way to the Future” included an inspirational dance presentation depict...
11/08/2019

Last night’s opening general session, “Paving the Way to the Future” included an inspirational dance presentation depicting an individual’s journey with dyslexia, a panel discussion, and the presentation of the Pinnacle Award to John Hoke, Chief Design Officer at Nike.

11/07/2019

International Dyslexia Association conference, here we come!

Raising dyslexia awareness with Jake Clemons.
10/31/2019

Raising dyslexia awareness with Jake Clemons.

Raising dyslexia awareness with Jake Clemons.

The VBCPS’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Disability Resource Fair continues until 8:30 tonight. There are...
10/01/2019

The VBCPS’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Disability Resource Fair continues until 8:30 tonight. There are 83 vendors sharing information and resources available within our community for individuals with exceptional needs and/or disabilities.

Come stop by our table for more information about the free services we provide struggling readers.  We will be at Landst...
10/01/2019

Come stop by our table for more information about the free services we provide struggling readers. We will be at Landstown High School, tonight, from 6:30-8:30.

It's only 10 days until Disability History and Awareness month and our Community Resource Fair. Please join us in celebration at the Fair on October 1, 2019 at Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive Virginia Beach 23456 from 6:30-8:30. Please don't forget, there will be DOOR PRIZES!! See you there.

Decoding Dyslexia OH
09/27/2019
Decoding Dyslexia OH

Decoding Dyslexia OH

It is awesome when we hear about people supporting Dyslexia. In this interview, Jake Clemons discusses his support for the Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation. Watch the video in this link to see the interview!

(Link image: a photo of Jake Clemons and the title of the article: "We talk to Jake Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band on Coast Live." https://wtkr.com/2019/09/25/we-talk-to-jake-clemons-of-bruce-springsteens-e-street-band-on-coast-live/)

09/23/2019
We are so excited to have a Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band limited edition print (delivered directly from the sourc...
09/20/2019

We are so excited to have a Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band limited edition print (delivered directly from the source!) as one of the auction items at Brewed to Read on Monday. The winner gets it signed with a personal message to them from Jake Clemons.

Brewed to Read is this Mon., Sept. 23 at Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co. The brewery will be open to the public. Jake Clemons goes on at 6:00 and the silent auction runs from 5:00-7:30. This is a family and dog friendly event. Hope to see you there! www.brewedtoread.eventbrite.com

Our hearts will always be with the men and women that died in the tragedy 18 years ago.  Our prayers go out to their fam...
09/11/2019

Our hearts will always be with the men and women that died in the tragedy 18 years ago. Our prayers go out to their families, and the first responders that have been impacted by their rescue and recovery efforts.

Don’t miss the cover story in Pulse Magazine on Jake Clemons in today’s The Virginian-Pilot. Jake is the nephew of Clare...
09/06/2019

Don’t miss the cover story in Pulse Magazine on Jake Clemons in today’s The Virginian-Pilot. Jake is the nephew of Clarence Clemons, and saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Jake not only tours with Springsteen, he has developed a name for himself worldwide as the lead in his own band. His latest album, Eyes On The Horizon, releases today. Jake and his band will be making a stop on their tour, here in Virginia Beach, on Sept. 23rd at Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co for our Brewed to Read event. All proceeds benefit children and adults in Hampton Roads who struggle with dyslexia. Jake Clemons is a founding board member of the Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation. https://brewedtoread.eventbrite.com

We are enjoying our wine tasting at Total Wine & More. If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry we will do it again s...
08/01/2019

We are enjoying our wine tasting at Total Wine & More. If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry we will do it again soon!

Not a bad view for an all day board meeting. Great things are in the works!
07/16/2019

Not a bad view for an all day board meeting. Great things are in the works!

06/17/2019

We are full of excitement for the three new students that started with their new tutors this week!

06/14/2019

Happy Flag Day and most importantly, last day of school for many of our Virginia Beach students!

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation
06/05/2019

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation's cover photo
06/05/2019

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation's cover photo

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation's cover photo
06/05/2019

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation's cover photo

Here is a great way to help bring dyslexia awareness to the attention of our Nation's Capital.  The SayDyslexia Rally wi...
06/05/2019
Dyslexia | Say Dyslexia Rally

Here is a great way to help bring dyslexia awareness to the attention of our Nation's Capital. The SayDyslexia Rally will be held in Washington D.C. on July 9, 2019.

Dyslexia advocacy and a rally on Capitol Hill in Washingotn DC. Event planned for July 9, 2019 at 9 am. Families are welcome. Bring a red umbrella.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families that were involved in Friday’s shooting.
06/02/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families that were involved in Friday’s shooting.

We had an amazing time presenting at the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Conference. Great things in the w...
03/23/2019

We had an amazing time presenting at the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Conference. Great things in the works!

Getting ready for our session, Proof is In the Pudding: 38 years of experience evaluating and remediating dyslexia, and ...
03/23/2019

Getting ready for our session, Proof is In the Pudding: 38 years of experience evaluating and remediating dyslexia, and what is proven to work.

What a beautiful morning. We are looking forward to making new connections with our teachers and parents attending today...
03/23/2019

What a beautiful morning. We are looking forward to making new connections with our teachers and parents attending today’s conference.

We will making a poster of this little girl’s poem to put in our office.
03/19/2019
10-year-old's 'reverse' poem about dyslexia goes viral

We will making a poster of this little girl’s poem to put in our office.

A "reverse" poem written by a 10-year-old girl in England about dyslexia has gone viral for its clever formatting and inspiring message. The TODAY anchors take a look.

This Saturday, Marie Sexton will be speaking at the VBIDA 2019 Spring Conference-Navigating Dyslexia at the Virginia Bea...
03/19/2019
VBIDA Spring 2019 Conference Navigating Dyslexia – IDA Virginia

This Saturday, Marie Sexton will be speaking at the VBIDA 2019 Spring Conference-Navigating Dyslexia at the Virginia Beach Convention Center along with many other special educators. Below is a description of her speaking topic. Follow the link to find out more about the other presenters and vendors that will be in attendance.

Marie Sexton, M.Ed., PRSE, founder and owner of Tidewater Learning Center, President/CEO of Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation. Tidewater Community College’s Educational Diagnostician, Virginia Beach, VA
-The Proof is in the Pudding: 38 Years of Experience Evaluating and Remediating Dyslexia, and What’s Proven to Work

Although dyslexia is becoming somewhat more of a prominent topic in our communities, there is still much confusion about how it is diagnosed, when to assess a child, and what type of instruction works best. In this session the presenter addresses these questions and describes her experiences and discoveries of what has proven to work over 38 years as an educational specialist and educational diagnostician. Individuals attending this session will have ample opportunity to ask questions that pertain to their personal needs and experiences regarding dyslexia. Dysgraphia and dyscalculia will also be discussed.

VBIDA Spring 2019 Conference Navigating Dyslexia Schedule for the day 8:00-8:30 Registration/Morning Coffee/visit Vendors 8:30-9:00 Welcome 9:00-10:30 Keynote Presentation by Dr. Charles W. Haynes “Early Identification and Intervention for Children at Risk for Reading Disabilities” How can we id...

Today is the last day to vote! Please help us get our name out into the community by voting us A.Dodson’s Round Up Chari...
02/27/2019
Vote For Our March Round Up Charity!

Today is the last day to vote! Please help us get our name out into the community by voting us A.Dodson’s Round Up Charity of the month. If you voted already, great, you can vote again! Thanks for all the support this month.

Giving back to our community is one of our greatest delights. Every month A. Dodson's supports a charity chosen by our customers. We match each donation when our customers round up their change at purchase. To date, we've donated over $120,000! In addition to voting, we hope you'll spread the word a...

Did you vote already? That’s okay YOU CAN VOTE EVERYDAY! Please take a second to vote for Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation ...
02/22/2019
Vote For Our March Round Up Charity!

Did you vote already? That’s okay YOU CAN VOTE EVERYDAY! Please take a second to vote for Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation to be A. Dodson's next Round Up Charity. Did you know they have 3 locations? This is a great opportunity to get our name out in the community.

Giving back to our community is one of our greatest delights. Every month A. Dodson's supports a charity chosen by our customers. We match each donation when our customers round up their change at purchase. To date, we've donated over $120,000! In addition to voting, we hope you'll spread the word a...

Our Very own, Marie Sexton, will be one of the speakers at the International Dyslexia Foundation Virginia Branch Annual ...
02/21/2019

Our Very own, Marie Sexton, will be one of the speakers at the International Dyslexia Foundation Virginia Branch Annual Conference which will be held on March 23 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

The Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Foundation will be holding its annual conference in Virginia Beach on ...
02/06/2019
VBIDA Spring 2019 Conference

The Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Foundation will be holding its annual conference in Virginia Beach on March 23rd at the VB Convention Center. VBIDA just announced the schedule and some of the breakout session descriptions. Our very own Marie Sexton, M.Ed. is confirmed to be speaking at the conference! We will be posting more information about her session topic in the next few weeks.

How can we identify children early, before the period when they are exposed to formal reading instruction?  Participants in this practical session will learn research-based strategies for early prediction and prevention of dyslexia and related language learning difficulties, before children fail. ...

Did you vote today? It only takes three seconds to help the Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation become the next roundup charit...
02/06/2019
Vote For Our March Round Up Charity!

Did you vote today? It only takes three seconds to help the Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation become the next roundup charity at A.Dodsons. Brownie points: Vote multiple times by refreshing your browser.

Giving back to our community is one of our greatest delights. Every month A. Dodson's supports a charity chosen by our customers. We match each donation when our customers round up their change at purchase. To date, we've donated over $120,000! In addition to voting, we hope you'll spread the word a...

PLEASE take 5 seconds to VOTE for SDF to be the next A. Dodson's Round Up Charity!  Not only is this a great fundraising...
02/01/2019
Vote For Our March Round Up Charity!

PLEASE take 5 seconds to VOTE for SDF to be the next A. Dodson's Round Up Charity! Not only is this a great fundraising opportunity, it lets the community know that there are dyslexia specific services right here in Hampton Roads.

Giving back to our community is one of our greatest delights. Every month A. Dodson's supports a charity chosen by our customers. We match each donation when our customers round up their change at purchase. To date, we've donated over $120,000! In addition to voting, we hope you'll spread the word a...

Tim Tebow is a shining example of how all individuals with dyslexia are talented, passionate, intelligent, and are capab...
01/28/2019
Tim Tebow on his Journey from Dyslexia to Published Author | Read It Forward

Tim Tebow is a shining example of how all individuals with dyslexia are talented, passionate, intelligent, and are capable of greatness! Tebow reflects in his memoir, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, "I’m so thankful I am dyslexic. Yes, you read that right. I’m grateful for this learning disability." It is awesome to see someone appreciate their abilities even more when they understand their learning differences don't have to be disabling.

The former NFL star and ESPN analyst tells Read it Forward how he achieved success despite his learning disability.

We are looking for people who are passionate about reading, enjoys helping children, and are available to volunteer just...
01/04/2019

We are looking for people who are passionate about reading, enjoys helping children, and are available to volunteer just one hour a week to join us in changing the life of struggling readers. We have two upcoming training opportunities - Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, February 23. Click the link below, visit our website, or message us to learn more about this opportunity. http://www.sinkinsondyslexiafoundation.org/

12/13/2018
Become a Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation reading tutor.  Connect with us through the VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads link below, b...
12/08/2018
Training to Become a SDF Volunteer Reading Tutor

Become a Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation reading tutor. Connect with us through the VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads link below, by phone 757-437-0733, or Messenger.

GROUP TRAINING SESSION FOR VOLUNTEERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO WORK ONE-TO-ONE WITH A CHILD OR ADULT WITH DYSLEXIA* Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance to children struggling with dyslexia and other serious reading problems. We serve children and adults across Hampton Roads...

WE NEED YOUR HELP -No prior teaching experience necessary-One hour a week at a local library-Gain teaching experience-CH...
12/05/2018

WE NEED YOUR HELP
-No prior teaching experience necessary
-One hour a week at a local library
-Gain teaching experience
-CHANGE A LIFE!

We are very excited that the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Associations' annual conference will be held ...
11/05/2018

We are very excited that the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Associations' annual conference will be held in Virginia Beach in 2019.

A look back at the awesome concert that Jake Clemons and Ben Hardesty of The Last Bison played for us this summer.  Almo...
11/01/2018

A look back at the awesome concert that Jake Clemons and Ben Hardesty of The Last Bison played for us this summer. Almost $10,000 was raised to bring free reading tutoring to children and adults in Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore!!! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported the mission of Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation. We can't wait until next year's show. Shout out to Eye of the Storm Photography for the amazing pictures. And, as always, a HUGE shout out to Wasserhund Brewing Company for providing our guests with two of their favorite brews.

10/31/2018

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

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