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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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Let me introduce you to Liam. At just six years old, this thoughtful and generous young boy ishelping SDF change lives! ...
01/18/2022

Let me introduce you to Liam. At just six years old, this thoughtful and generous young boy is
helping SDF change lives! He brings his neighbor's trashcans up each week and when he heard about SDF from his teacher, he decided to write a letter to his neighbors letting them know that he’d be donating all of the money he made that week to the cause.

Liam filled up two glass jars in one day from the donations from his own work and his neighbors.

If this 6-year-old can make such a big impact in one day, then so can we! Let’s start 2022 off on a positive note. I’ve got a lot of change sitting in a jar at home that I can contribute and I plan on adding a little something extra for my donation.
Will You Join Me?
What Can Your Family Spare to Change a Life?

Let’s Do This Together.

12/02/2021

Thanks to the #fomorunclub for choosing to gift their $500 donation to SDF!

Happy Thanksgiving from SDF!We are so grateful for your continued support of Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation.We’d like to ...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from SDF!

We are so grateful for your continued support of Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation.

We’d like to introduce you to this sweet little girl DeLeah who just turned 10-years-old. When DeLeah first came to us she tested below age and grade level expectations. Since there is a family history of dyslexia, her parents knew that it was important to get her the specialized help she needed to become a better reader… so, they turned to SDF. With the help of her tutor Miss Deborah, DeLeah started making progress despite the COVID pandemic. Her mom proudly tells us that DeLeah is now reading chapter books.

Thank You for helping to make this a very Happy Thanksgiving for DeLeah’s family.

Your Generous Support Truly Does Change Lives!!

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month and we thought it might be fun to celebrate it together on Halloween by dre...
10/30/2021

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month and we thought it might be fun to celebrate it together on Halloween by dressing up and honoring our favorite dyslexic heroes. You’d be amazed at how many people that you’ve heard about, read about, or look up to, have dyslexia. Presidents John F. Kennedy, George Washington and George W. Bush, just to name a few.
Entertainer and actress Cher is another icon that comes to mind. She has both dyslexia and dyscalculia. In her autobiography, The First Time, she wrote “I couldn’t read quickly enough to get all my homework done, and for me math was like trying to understand Sanskrit.” I’m sure many of you feel like that at times!
Tim Tebow knows what its like to have dyslexia but that certainly didn’t stop him on or off the field, saying he believes his uniqueness is a gift from God. He is a 2x national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, and the 2007 Heisman trophy winner. He spent much of the last five years playing baseball in the New York Met’s Farm System. Tebow is a regular on SportsCenter, First Take, and additional ESPN and SEC Network programming. If you’re a sports guy or girl, grab your uniform and hit the Halloween Trick or Treat “field”.
If you’re more of a Brainiac, grab a crazy wig and go as physicist Albert Einstein who developed
the laws of relativity.
Maybe you lean more toward the creative side. Many of the world’s greatest artists are
dyslexic: Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. All you need is an apron, paint palette and paint brush. If you want to take it up a notch add a goatee shaped mustache out of black
felt.
Or maybe you want to dress up as yourself. Pull on your tights, grab your cape and show us your incredible dyslexic super powers. We know how brave, strong, persistent, creative and super smart you are!
We’d love to see you in your costume. Please email a photo to [email protected] and let us know if we can share it on social media.

What are the signs of dyslexia?Before schooling, dyslexic children may be struggling with learning new words slowly, pro...
10/01/2021

What are the signs of dyslexia?

Before schooling, dyslexic children may be struggling with learning new words slowly, problems forming words correctly, problems remembering or naming letters, and difficulty learning nursery rhymes or playing rhyming games.
During school ages, dyslexic children may have trouble reading at their grade level, processing what they read, defining similarities and differences in letters and words, spelling, mispronouncing words, learning a foreign language, and may avoid activities that include reading.
Dyslexia signs in teens and adults are similar to those in children, with some additional factors involved.

If you suspect your child or someone you know is struggling with dyslexia please give us a call or visit our website for more information.

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."

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)

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.

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!!!

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!

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

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Let me introduce you to Liam. At just six years old, this thoughtful and generous young boy is helping SDF change lives! He brings his neighbor's trashcans up each week and when he heard about SDF from his teacher, he decided to write a letter to his neighbors letting them know that he’d be donating all of the money he made that week to the cause. Liam filled up two glass jars in one day from the donations from his own work and his neighbors. If this 6-year-old can make such a big impact in one day, then so can we! Let’s start 2022 off on a positive note. I’ve got a lot of change sitting in a jar at home that I can contribute and I plan on adding a little something extra for my donation. Will You Join Me? What Can Your Family Spare to Change a Life? Let’s Do This Together.
Thanks to the #fomorunclub for choosing to gift their $500 donation to SDF!
Happy Thanksgiving from SDF! We are so grateful for your continued support of Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation. We’d like to introduce you to this sweet little girl DeLeah who just turned 10-years-old. When DeLeah first came to us she tested below age and grade level expectations. Since there is a family history of dyslexia, her parents knew that it was important to get her the specialized help she needed to become a better reader… so, they turned to SDF. With the help of her tutor Miss Deborah, DeLeah started making progress despite the COVID pandemic. Her mom proudly tells us that DeLeah is now reading chapter books. Thank You for helping to make this a very Happy Thanksgiving for DeLeah’s family. Your Generous Support Truly Does Change Lives!!
October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month and we thought it might be fun to celebrate it together on Halloween by dressing up and honoring our favorite dyslexic heroes. You’d be amazed at how many people that you’ve heard about, read about, or look up to, have dyslexia. Presidents John F. Kennedy, George Washington and George W. Bush, just to name a few. Entertainer and actress Cher is another icon that comes to mind. She has both dyslexia and dyscalculia. In her autobiography, The First Time, she wrote “I couldn’t read quickly enough to get all my homework done, and for me math was like trying to understand Sanskrit.” I’m sure many of you feel like that at times! Tim Tebow knows what its like to have dyslexia but that certainly didn’t stop him on or off the field, saying he believes his uniqueness is a gift from God. He is a 2x national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, and the 2007 Heisman trophy winner. He spent much of the last five years playing baseball in the New York Met’s Farm System. Tebow is a regular on SportsCenter, First Take, and additional ESPN and SEC Network programming. If you’re a sports guy or girl, grab your uniform and hit the Halloween Trick or Treat “field”. If you’re more of a Brainiac, grab a crazy wig and go as physicist Albert Einstein who developed the laws of relativity. Maybe you lean more toward the creative side. Many of the world’s greatest artists are dyslexic: Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. All you need is an apron, paint palette and paint brush. If you want to take it up a notch add a goatee shaped mustache out of black felt. Or maybe you want to dress up as yourself. Pull on your tights, grab your cape and show us your incredible dyslexic super powers. We know how brave, strong, persistent, creative and super smart you are! We’d love to see you in your costume. Please email a photo to [email protected] and let us know if we can share it on social media.
What are the signs of dyslexia? Before schooling, dyslexic children may be struggling with learning new words slowly, problems forming words correctly, problems remembering or naming letters, and difficulty learning nursery rhymes or playing rhyming games. During school ages, dyslexic children may have trouble reading at their grade level, processing what they read, defining similarities and differences in letters and words, spelling, mispronouncing words, learning a foreign language, and may avoid activities that include reading. Dyslexia signs in teens and adults are similar to those in children, with some additional factors involved. If you suspect your child or someone you know is struggling with dyslexia please give us a call or visit our website for more information.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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