Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association provides one-on-one tutoring in reading and spelling, training to tutors and teachers, and community education to enhance awareness of dyslexia and the challenges faced by people with dyslexia.
Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association is the only tutoring center in the greater Grand Traverse region that specifically uses the Orton-Gillingham method to teach struggling learners reading, writing, and spelling. Most of the students we teach could not learn to read, write, or spell proficiently any other way. They must have the systematic, multi-sensory phonetic instruction of Orton-Gillingham in order to reach their goals in the classroom and in life.
A non-profit organization, Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association was formed in 1985 when parents and teachers in our community expressed a need for help for struggling students. Today, GTDA serves an average of 125 students per year with 25 trained tutors.
GTDA works with both children and adults with dyslexia in the greater Grand Traverse region including Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Roscommon, Otsego, Crawford, and Wexford counties.