COVID-19 UPDATE:  We take the health and well-being of our community, students, and volunteers very seriously.  Like you, we are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to practice social distancing and all tutoring and training have been suspended until further notice.  We will continue to put forth our efforts into informing our community about dyslexia and advocating for its cause. 

Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation 501(c)3 Tax ID 26-2017318

Through professional assessment and one-to-one tutoring, SDF is able to help children improve not only their reading skills but also their self-confidence and outlook on learning.  Our volunteer tutors are trained in an Orton-Gillingham based reading program and provide a warm and encouraging learning environment with positive reinforcement and encouragement.  The Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation can also help adults improve their reading skills and fluency.  These services are free to those that qualify.  Please visit our services page to inquire about receiving tutoring assistance or becoming one of our special volunteers.  

We are so proud of all of our students!  Listen to what one mom had to say following his recent completion of the program:

"Well in my 2 years in the program, I have watched my son go from not wanting to read out loud because he didn't know or couldn't sound out the words. He got with Curtis, [his tutor], who has done an outstanding job with my son. Curtis has the patience and willingness to help my son. The program over the years has made my son thrive in school.  He went from C, D, E's on his report card to straight A's. His vocabulary knowledge was increased greatly. We practice different reading strategies like reading the closed caption while watching TV. My child has been able to read aloud in class without thinking he's going to make a mistake. He has a ton of courage to speak out. Not only did his math, reading grades sore but so did the rest of his classes, and that's all in thanks to his tutoring and having someone take the time out to train his brain."             -Katrina K.,  Feb. 2020



SDF Testimonials

​​Carolyn McDonnell 


Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation, Inc.

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Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation was chosen as one of the ​top 15
non- profits in Coastal Virginia in 2016 !                                      

SINCE 2008 THE SINKINSON DYSLEXIA FOUNDATION HAS SERVED OVER 130 STUDENTS!  Your financial support will allow SDF to continue serving the dyslexic community.

a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the identification and remediation of dyslexia in children and adults in Hampton Roads

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