The mission of the IGNITE Dyslexia/Reading Clinic is to ensure that individuals with reading difficulties are able to build a love of learning through reading and writing. Individuals in our program will be exposed to assistive technology and learning strategies which will aid in their success. The goal of this program is to IGNITE the love of learning by building successful readers and writers.
The IGNITE Dyslexia/Reading Clinic strives to help students in the state of Mississippi build basic reading, writing, and spelling skills. This multisensory program is taught through the use of Orton Gillingham-based programs designed to teach reading and spelling skills. The students in this program may also receive writing instruction paired with technology meant to meet the needs of IGNITE learners. IGNITE services are offered both in-person and virtually.
Thanks to funding provided by the Governor's Emergency Education Response (GEER) grant, the IGNITE Clinic was able to hire twelve student workers and two graduate assistants this January, and now serves an estimated 50 families throughout the state of Mississippi. Services are free for Mississippi public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are behind in reading. Every student in the IGNITE program receives two one-hour sessions (in-person or virtual) per week to build upon their reading skills.
Should funding not be available for the program through grants, a fee will be applied to each session.
Florida Center for Reading Research: https://www.fcrr.org/