Updates & More


Welcome To My World: May 2024

Marianne Jones

It is a wonderful time for our Center to be able to celebrate all the accomplishments of both our students and Practitioners. We have seven students who will be exiting our program as they have been with us for two years. There are eight students who will be returning next year as second year students. Ten Practitioner 1’s have completed the program and are awaiting their certification, one on site and nine off site. There are also five Practitioner 2’s who have completed all the requirements for certification. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication both on the student’s end and the Practitioner’s end.

Welcome To My World: March 2024

Alyssa Mittiga

I thought I would share a story here at the Center that really demonstrates what our kids go through, as well as a highlight from another student. 

Many of our students come in with a mask of what society, teachers, family members and others have told them they are.  They most often are beaten down and deflated. Sadly, they have turned inward to protect themselves from further hurt and failure.  The truth is they all want to be seen for who they are and be loved imperfections and all.  I want to tell you about one student who created a strategy to forge ahead even with her immense obstacles. 

Welcome To My World: Spring Has Sprung

Linda Martin, Director

We have officially survived another season of winter weather, colds, flus and now COVID.  We have also enjoyed another fun and successful GALA fundraiser.  Many thanks to all who attended and supported that event (as well as all of our essential fundraisers).  We were thrilled to have some of our “alumni” families and tutors attend and I would love to bring you bring you a bit of an update on a couple of them. 

Welcome To My World: Another Year Done

Linda Martin, Director

As I write this, we are one month from our Recognition Ceremony.  Year 18 is soon to be in the books.  We had 17 children attending this year and 2 Practitioner 1 Scholars and 1 Practitioner 2 Scholar.  We will be honoring the Scholars and eight children who have completed their time at the Center and will be moving to independent learning.  We will also recognize the nine children who plan to return in the fall for their second year with us…

Welcome To My World: October 2020

Linda Martin, Director

As I write this, we are at the end of Day One back at the Center tutoring children. We are thrilled to say that all has gone smoothly thus far. The children were given a run-through on the hand washing- changing into clear masks routine that is done after they have entered the Center with a completed Covid 19 form to which we add their current temperature. Then we follow the one-way path to the tutoring rooms where the child and tutor (wearing their fitted clear masks) work on either side of a 5 ft table with a 3-foot-high clear shield in between them…

Success Stories: A Mother & Son’s Experience

Alyssa Mittiga, Tutor & Parent

My name is Alyssa Mittiga.  I am a tutor, currently in advanced training at The Childrens Dyslexia Center, a parent of a dyslexic child, and I myself am dyslexic.  All of these components shape who I am. 

I first came to the Children’s Dyslexia Center for two reasons, first to submit an application for my son, who is dyslexic, and second, to submit the paperwork to become a scholar myself.  You know the saying “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”?   I wanted to be taught how to teach my son to read.  I am the mother of four, with a background in education as well as a Masters Degree in Literacy.  Yes, a Masters Degree in Literacy and yet I couldn’t teach my son to read…

Success Stories: Former Student Inducted Into National Honor Society

Cindy Montana, Parent

Former student Gabriella Montana was inducted into Whitesboro High School’s 2021 National Honor Society! Gabriella first started attending the Dyslexia Center in 2013, while in 3rd grade.  While attending the center she learned many useful tools and skills that have helped her overcome the challenges associated with Dyslexia. She has always remained positive even when faced with the challenges that come along with earning a regents diploma…

Success Stories: Life After the Center

Joseph Mittiga, Former Student

Hello, my name is Joseph Mittiga.  I would like to speak to you about my life after attending The Childrens Dyslexia Center.

At this point, I don’t really remember what life was like before I attended the Children’s Dyslexia Center.  I feel like I caught up with everyone else, and now I’m capable of attending a grammar and writing program that is intense.  It is not easy, but I persevere.  I would never have been able to attend my grammar and writing class, if it had not been for the Center, because I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with the amount of reading, and writing required…

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PO Box 638 8280 State Route 69 Oriskany, NY 13424


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