The Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center opened in 1989. The Center was established to provide dyslexia tutoring for children in grades 2-5. The Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas developed a videotape program that was used successfully at the Center for the first 12 years.
In 2001, the Center decided to broaden its focus and not only tutor children, but also provide area educators with the training required to become Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALT) through the Academic Language Therapy Association. These individuals have completed rigorous requirements, including passing a national exam. This is an exciting step for Austin and the surrounding area. Because of this new venture, the videotape series was discontinued, and the students accepted at the Center work directly with educators who are seeking Academic Language Therapy certification. Students receive the same high quality instruction that parents and area educators have associated with the Center.
The Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center founded in 1989, provides dyslexic individuals with a proven research-based, multisensory approach for learning the basic language skills of reading, writing, and spelling, through the ongoing charitable commitment of the Scottish Rite Masons. Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center's efforts are also concentrated on maintaining a nationally accredited teacher-training institute as well as a resource for educators, parental consultation, and adult education.
Why the Scottish Rite Cares and Is Involved
The Masonic Order has been involved in quality education in Texas since the Battle of San Jacinto and the early growth of the Republic. For more than 150 years, Texas Masons have joined with others around the world to institute and support charitable programs.
The Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center takes great pride in continuing this tradition of service by bringing quality education to those Austin area children who struggle to free themselves from the effects of dyslexia.
The First Step
Call us at (512) 472-1231 and ask for information on our programs and dyslexia. We are located at 12871 North US Hwy 183, Suite 105, Austin , TX 78750.