Dyslexia is a neurological language-based learning disability that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling. 1 in 5, or 20% of Oklahomans, including children, show signs of dyslexia.
Payne Education Center, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is a resource and referral center that trains teachers to teach reading in a way that works for ALL students, including those with dyslexia while providing professional resources to Oklahoma families.
1,014 educators, professionals, parents, and advocates trained in 2018.
61 trainees worked toward or gained national dyslexia certifications in 2018.
Over 1,920 hours of referral services provided to parents and educators.
Our goal at Payne is to prevent reading difficulties in children and alleviate the effects of dyslexia. We partner with educators, parents, and the community to support the students in need of help. Our mission is essential to the academic success of our state because...