Client Services

READING, SPELLING, WRITING AND MATH INSTRUCTION FOR DYSLEXIA​

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. Most instruction is presented in a one-on-one situation; occasionally group instruction is appropriate. The goal is to enable students to develop independent skills.

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

 

Testing

Academic Skills Evaluations are offered at all MDI centers. While an Academic Skills 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.

MDI also 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, plans to expand this service to all centers throughout the state. 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.

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.

 

Evaluations​

Pathways Screening - ages 5-7       $150

  • The purpose of the Pathways Screening is to assess 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.

Modified Academic Skills Evaluation        $350 - $450

  • The Modified Academic Skills Evaluation assesses the reading, comprehension, and writing skills of individuals. The examiner will be looking for dyslexic characteristics. The purpose of this evaluation is to help find a starting point for instruction.

Academic Skills Evaluation       $650

  • Academic Skills Evaluations are offered at all MDI centers. While an Academic Skills Evaluation does not result in an official diagnosis of dyslexia, it determines whether there are indications of dyslexia and whether specialized remedial reading instruction is appropriate.

Neuropsychological Evaluation       

Price Change Effective January 1st, 2018       $1690 - $2500 ​

            Price includes $240 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 information please visit Dr. Smith’s website at www.neuro-psychologyservices.com

 

Instruction

Instruction per hour      $50 - $60​

Start up fee       $150

(This fee pays for the materials that an instructor will need for that student.)

  • 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 the nationally recognized Orton-Gillingham Approach. All instruction is direct, structured, and delivered with multi-sensory teaching techniques. The goal is to enable students to develop independent skills.

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

Early Pathways to Reading      $295-$375

(Includes 16-one hour lessons)​

  • The Michigan Dyslexia Institute has developed a program called “Early Pathways to Reading”. It is a program aimed at kindergarten, first, and second grade students who are experiencing difficulty with phonemic awareness and phonological processing. The program includes using a multi-sensory/hands-on approach to learning sounds and symbols, letter formation, blending of sounds into words and sight words. In addition to our reading classes we offer writing and math classes.