READMontana

READMontana is committed to providing essential services for those with dyslexia, while also spreading knowledge and awareness of dyslexia within our community.

Resources, Education, & Advocacy for Dyslexia

Resources

READMontana believes that reading is foundational and that everyone can learn to read. We are committed to training qualified instructors, educating teachers, parents and other stakeholders about dyslexia, and to raising and providing scholarship funds so that assessments and instruction are available to those in need of help. 

Education

READMontana believes in evidence-based teaching methods with peer-reviewed results. We offer both  individualized  and small-group instruction and a strength-based approach that takes into account each student's learning profile. We work to create a community that supports kids and their innate ability to succeed.

Advocacy

At READMontana, we believe that everyone benefits when dyslexia is more widely understood, recognized, and proactively addressed. We work with others in our community to address the intersection of dyslexia with mental health issues, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, and generational cycles of poverty.

Dyslexia is a difference not a disability. With effective intervention, individuals with dyslexia can close the "reading gap," increase their academic confidence, and find success in school and work. 

We don't believe in waiting for kids to fail. Dyslexia can be identified as early as kindergarten. Studies show that timely intervention can significantly diminish the achievement gap. 

Dyslexia is not a reflection of intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia often have strengths in spatial awareness, storytelling, pattern recognition, emotional intelligence, and the creative arts.

Approximately 1 in 6 individuals has dyslexia. That translates to as many as 5 students in the average elementary classroom who would benefit from individualized, evidence-based reading instruction.

Dyslexia has documented links with mental illness, substance abuse, and generational cycles of poverty — all issues that reverberate throughout our community.  Diagnosis, remediation, and accommodations are all crucial to interrupting these patterns.