Dyslexia Awareness month (3)
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Tutoring for Children with Dyslexia


In-person one-on-one tutoring sessions for children in 2nd-6th grade diagnosed with dyslexia or other language disorders.

KidsQuest is located inside the LearningQuest office at the Stanislaus County Library

1500 I St., Modesto, CA 95354


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1 in 10

children are estimated to be affected by dyslexia ranging from mild to severe


Helping Young Minds

Catch Up to Their Grade Level

This program is for children in grades 2-6 with an active IEP for dyslexia or a specific language disability.  Trained volunteer tutors teach students using hands-on activities through the Barton Reading & Spelling System©, an Orton-Gillingham-influenced, simultaneously multisensory, explicit and systematic phonics program.


KidsQuest tutors are also trained to deliver Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) instruction.  In this way, students receive both left-brain (speech, language processing and reading) and right-brain (visual processing, problem solving) instruction.


Student progress is assessed regularly as they move through the Barton levels.  Instruction continues until students achieve grade level competency.  Students will be screened by our reading specialist to see if the Barton program would be an appropriate intervention.


“Leaping Grades and Building Confidence”

Meet Miranda and her tutor, Tim

"When my child, Miranda, wasn’t able to keep up with the rest of her class in reading and spelling, I knew something was wrong.”


Read Miranda's story HERE

“Keelers Keep Going”

Carrie pushed to get Thomas support

“He has so much more to say and prove then what he is able to. To watch him grow and struggle less with each session leaves us grateful and speechless.” 

Read about Thomas' story HERE

“Caring for Kelly’s Granddaughters”

Grandma gets involved

"I want them to get all the help they need so they don’t have to struggle their whole lives.  I don’t want them to be at a disadvantage in life.  It makes me so happy to see them making strides."

Read about Lily & Ailee HERE


KidsQuest Events

Dyslexia Screening

Evaluation for dyslexia to help parents understand where their child may be struggling with reading and writing, and advocate for supplemental services at their child's school.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022

9:30 - 12:00 pm


LearningQuest's Downtown Modesto Learning Center

1032 11th St., Modesto, CA 95354

Only 5 spots available!

Call Cathy to reserve your child's spot - 209-613-9864

Parent Academy: High Frequency Words

KidsQuest and the Modesto Library will present a parent workshop on high frequency words, the most frequently occurring words in writing. Designed to empower parents to work with their child, this workshop will demonstrate a 5-minute daily practice to help emerging readers read, write, and spell these high frequency words. 

Monday, Nov. 7th, 2022

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Modesto Library Auditorium

1500 I St., Modesto, CA 95354

Reservations required. Space is limited. 

For further information contact Cathy - 209-613-9864

Who Should Attend: Parents and educators of emerging readers (TK-2) who are looking for a better strategy to help their child grow in mastering their “sight” words. 
*Materials provided*

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Questions about tutoring for your child or becoming a KidsQuest volunteer?  Contact


Catherine Ferrell

Program Coordinator & Reading Specialist

209-613-9864, cferrell@lqslc.com

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