The International Dyslexia Association states that language-based learning disabilities increase the difficulty an individual has in learning to read, and effects between 15% and 20% of the population.  Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties.

The Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been formed because dyslexia keeps thousands of individuals in the Tidewater area from succeeding in classrooms and careers.  Children with dyslexia often cannot get all the help they need in school, and families often cannot afford to pay for this kind of specialized help.  


Through ongoing collaboration with schools, community centers, churches, hospitals, foundations, and local businesses, the Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation will help address illiteracy with an inclusive campaign to raise awareness of this disability affecting reading and writing.

Our partners in the community are actively involved in program delivery, identifying prospective program recipients, partnering on learning opportunities, providing support, classroom space, and funding.

This is accomplished through professional assessment and one-to-one tutoring.  Our tutoring program is based on the Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory method of teaching reading, writing, and spelling to individuals with deficient reading skills due to dyslexia.

is to teach children and adults, who are dyslexic, to read.

Our Mission 

In 2013 11 new students were brought into the program.  In 2014, 42 new students were served at the Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation.  With ongoing support and collaboration in our community SDF will continue to improve the education of the children and adults that struggle with dyslexia.