Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. 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.



2. What is the cost for instruction through MDI?​


Tutoring services for language and math are provided by the hour and range from $55 - $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.  Click here to see a complete list of our services and pricing.

3. Does MDI accept insurance?                    ​


MDI does not directly bill 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 or 96132, 96133, 96136, and 96137 for a full evaluation.



4. I believe I am dyslexic or have ADD/ADHD and need academic/work accomodations. Can MDI help?

MDI offers neuropsychological evaluations through Dr. Robert Smith, Phd.  Dr. Smith can medically diagnose an individual with dyslexia, ADD/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.

5. ​How do I fax over a referral or medical form?                                                                                                          

Please do not fax us any referrals or medical forms. We do not require either for our services. Simply call the nearest center location (see 'Locations' tab) and inquire about our service. We will be happy to help!

6. ​Are scholarships available?​                                                                                                                        

MDI works diligently to acquire funds for families who need assistance with the cost of instruction.  Scholarships are awarded on a need basis covering a percentage of instructional costs.  Scholarship applications and required documents are reviewed by scholarship committee members and approved for a length of 6 months. Reapplication is required every 6 months.