Some southern states use fourth grade literacy rates to determine the number of correctional facility beds 15 years down the road.
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB) maintains a referral list (separate from the IDA national organization list) for reading tutors qualified in research-based instructional methodologies (Orton-Gillingham methodologies, Lindamood Bell, and others). For referrals to qualified tutors in your specific area, please contact us here, or for your convenience use the email form at the bottom of this page.
You can also reach us directly at:
Attn: Tutor Referral Coordinator
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB)
5021 Vernon Avenue, #159
Minneapolis, MN 55436
Phone: (612) 486-4242
If you are a tutor and would like to be included in our referral program, please download our tutor referral application, complete and send to us at the above location. You may also email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. IDA Membership is required.
Our friends at Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota (OG-MN) maintain an additional list of qualified tutors who they have trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, have demonstrated competency by completing their supervised student practicum, and have completed a minimum number of documented tutoring hours. For more information, or additional tutor referrals through OG-MN, contact them via email here or call them directly at (763)951-2379.
Our friends at The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota (Rochester) offer research-based educational therapy for those located in Southeastern Minnesota–serving southern Minnesota, and bordering regions of Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information, contact them via email here or call them directly at (507)288-5271.
Our friends at Sonday Reading Center (Minneapolis) help people learn to read and write using the Sonday System, an Orton-Gillingham-based approach. Give them a call at (952) 920-9280 or email them at email@example.com.
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB) does not endorse, accredit, recommend, or evaluate schools, colleges, camps, or institutions, teacher-training activities, specific educational materials or techniques, diagnostic tests or methods, individual or group practitioners in any such field. The Association is convinced that selection of appropriate diagnostic and/or remedial resources is the responsibility of the inquirer, who alone can best determine the essential elements of compatibility and accessibility.
Please be sure to provide your city, as we will do our best to connect you with a list of qualified tutors in your specific area!