Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I think I may have dyslexia, how can MDI help?​

MDI offers several types of evaluations to help determine if someone is dyslexic or has dyslexic tendencies.  Once evaluated, an individual may be recommended to begin instruction with one of our Orton-Gillingham trained instructors. MDI also offers neuropsychological evaluations which will medically diagnose an individual with dyslexia, ADHD, or both.

I believe I am dyslexic or have ADHD and need academic accommodations, can you help?​

MDI does offer neuropsychological evaluations through Dr. Robert Smith, Phd.  Dr. Smith can medically diagnose an individual with dyslexia, ADHD, or both.  Dr. Smith will provide a full evaluation report 4-6 weeks after an evaluation.  If medically diagnosed, the report will contain what is normally required to receive accommodations.

What is the cost for instruction through MDI?​

Tutoring services for language and math are provided by the hour and range from $50 - $60 per hour.

A start-up fee of $150 is required for materials. An initial evaluation is also required to determine a student's skill and comprehension levels. The type of evaluation may vary depending on age, previous evaluations or testing, and circumstance.  Please contact us for more information.

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Does MDI accept insurance?​

No.  MDI does not accept insurance.  In some cases an insurance company may provide reimbursement for a neuropyschological evaluation.  Please contact your insurance company to find out more.  The procedure codes are: 90791 or 96116 for an intake interview: for the full evaluation for Dyslexia or ADHD the codes are:96132, 96133, 96136, and 96137.

Are scholarships available?​

Yes.  MDI has various scholarship funds to assist with the cost of instruction.  Scholarships are awarded on a need basis.  Scholarship applications and required documents are reviewed by scholarship committee members and approved for a length of 6 months. After the time period has ended, the scholarship applicant must again submit an application and requested documents for re-approval.  Scholarships awarded cover a percentage of the cost of instruction.