Services provided by the CDC-Madison equip children with the confidence and skills needed to approach learning with eagerness and without fear. Before tutoring begins, each child is given standardized tests to determine their baseline skills in reading, spelling, and phonemic awareness. These same tests are given at the end of the academic year to measure their progress. Our students consistently show marked improvement upon completing each academic year and often enjoy greater success in school and improved choices for a lifetime.
We train tutors in the art, science, and practice of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Methid – multi-sensory teaching of reading, spelling, and writing. The O-G Method is flexible and adaptable yet remains structured, sequential, and cumulative. This approach involves action-oriented, one-to-one tutoring sessions that combine visual, auditory, and kinesthetic elements. Reading and spelling are taught simultaneously and language elements are introduced systematically. Tutors address vocabulary, sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension.
All of our tutors are required to have completed the Initial Level O-G Certification. We also provide training for advanced level certification which requires an additional 2-3 years of study.