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.

Academic Skill Evaluation, Report Included       $650

  • Academic Skills Evaluations are offered at all MDI Centers. The tests assess reading, writing, comprehension, and math in various ways. This evaluation determines whether there are indications of dyslexia and whether specialized remedial reading, writing, or math instruction is appropriate.

Modified Academic Skills Evaluation        $350 - $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       

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

Procedure/Diagnostic Codes

  • Following are the Procedure Codes your insurance company may need in order to provide you with information as to how much they may cover for the testing.
    • 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

 

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.