Client Services

 

Reading, Spelling, Writing and Math Instruction for Dyslexia

NOTE:  All MDI instructors are trained and supervised by Fellows of the Orton-Gillingham Academy,
a national certification body incorporated under New York State Education Law.

 

  • Individualized, one-on-one instruction      $440/month for twice-a-week hourly instruction (additional one-time $150 start-up fee is also required)  

For individuals with dyslexia to be successful in school, at work, and in their communities, they must receive instruction in reading, spelling, writing, and math that is specifically tailored to fit their way of learning. All MDI centers offer instruction using an adapted form of the internationally known Orton-Gillingham Approach. All instruction is direct, structured, and delivered with multisensory teaching techniques. Instruction is individualized to meet the specific needs of each student and presented in a one-on-one situation. The goal is to enable students to develop independent literacy skills. 

 

  • Early Pathways to Reading      $275-$375  (Includes 16-one hour lessons)​

Offered at St. Clair location only:  This unique program is designed for kindergarten, first, and second grade students who are experiencing difficulty with phonemic awareness and phonological processing. It utilizes a multi-sensory/hands-on approach to pre-reading and foundational reading skills.  Instruction includes:  formation of speech sounds, letter recognition, letter formation, sound/symbol relationship, blending sounds into words, and sight words. 

 

  • Achieve!  Foundations for Early Reading Achievement  $440 (Includes 16-one hour lessons)  July 8-Aug 1, 2024, M-TH, 9:30-10:30

Offered at Abrams (Lansing) location only:  This unique summer program is designed for kindergarten, first, and second grade students who are experiencing difficulty with phonemic awareness and phonological processing. It utilizes a multi-sensory/hands-on approach to pre-reading and foundational reading skills.  Instruction includes:  formation of speech sounds, letter recognition, letter formation, sound/symbol relationship, blending sounds into words, and sight words.  It differs from Early Pathways described above in that it is an intensive summer intervention occuring four times a week over a four week period.


 

Testing

 

Please call our Berkley office location for testing information and scheduling: (248) 658-0777       

*Please note that you do ~not~ have to travel to the Berklely office for testing.

 

Language Skills Evaluations are offered at all MDI centers.  Although this evaluation does not result in an official diagnosis of dyslexia, it will determine whether there are indications of dyslexia and whether specialized remedial reading instruction is appropriate.  Results also help guide the instructional process.

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluations for dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disorders are conducted by Robert D. Smith, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist with extensive expertise in dyslexia.  This type of evaluation can result in an official DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) diagnosis, which is necessary when you are trying to qualify for services at school or at work. These neuropsychological evaluations are conducted by Robert D. Smith, PhD, a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist with extensive expertise in dyslexia.

Not sure if MDI is the right place for you? The facts of each case will be examined during the intake interview. If it is determined that an evaluation for dyslexia is not right for you, Dr. Smith can evaluate for many other types of conditions. If none of these evaluations is indicated, we will direct you as to where you need to go next. We do not perform tests that you do not need. All of this will be discussed thoroughly with you after the intake interview and before any testing takes place so you can make an informed decision about the best course for you.

 

  • Pathways and Achieve! Screening - ages 5-8 (Kindergarten-2nd Gr.)       $150

This screening assesses phonemic awareness skills and pre-reading skills. The examiner is looking for possible dyslexic tendencies during the evaluation and reports these findings in a written report.  The results also be used to group students and/or plan instruction.

  • Language Skills Evaluation, Report Included       $650

A Language Skills Evaluation assess reading, writing, comprehension in various ways. This evaluation determines whether there are indications of dyslexia and whether specialized remedial reading, writing, or math instruction is appropriate.

  • Modified Language Skills Evaluation        $250 - $450

This evaluation assesses the reading, comprehension and writing skills of individuals. This evaluation determines whether there are indications of dyslexia and whether specialized remedial reading instruction is appropriate.

  • Neuropsychological Evaluation        $1975 - $3350  (Price includes $300 required intake interview​)

MDI provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disorders at the Abrams Teaching Center in Lansing and at the Detroit Metro Center in Berkley, MI. MDI plans to expand this service to all centers throughout the state. This type of evaluation can result in an official diagnosis. An official DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) diagnosis is necessary when you are trying to qualify for services at school or at work. These neuropsychological evaluations are conducted by Robert D. Smith, PhD, a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist.  For more detailed information, please visit Dr. Smith’s website at www.neuro-psychologyservices.com

 

Procedure/Diagnostic Codes for Insurance Company

Some insurance companies may provide reimbursement for testing.  You will need the following are the Procedure Codes when you contact your insurance company:

  • Intake Interview - 90791 or 96116
  • Specific Learning Disability with Impairment in Reading (Developmental Dyslexia) or ADHD - 96132, 96133, 96136, 96137.
  • Possible Diagnostic Codes using the ICD-10-CM standards:
     
    • Specific Learning Disability with Impairment in Reading (Developmental Dyslexia) - F81.0
    • ADHD – F90.0
    • Specific Learning Disorder with Impairment in Written Expression – F81.81
    • Specific Learning Disorder with Impairment in Mathematics – F81.2