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Dyslexia Awareness month (3)
KidsQuest Dyslexia Tutoring: Welcome
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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


KidsQuest Dyslexia Tutoring: Who We Are
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1 in 10

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

KidsQuest Dyslexia Tutoring: Get Involved

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.

KidsQuest Dyslexia Tutoring: Text
KidsQuest Dyslexia Tutoring: Programs

“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 Dyslexia Tutoring: Schedule

KidsQuest Events

Dyslexia Index Testing

Saturday, March 25th 2023

Time Slots:

9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30

Modesto Learning Center

1032 11th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

$100 Testing Fee due March 10th

If interested, Contact Cathy at 209-613-9864

or to reserve your time slot

WIAT-4 Dyslexia Index is a brief, individually-administered, performance-based screening tool that provides risk assessment, strength of risk, and interpretive information for team and parent/caregiver communication regarding individuals who may be at risk for dyslexia.  It is available for ages 4-50+. 

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


Catherine Ferrell

Program Coordinator & Reading Specialist


KidsQuest Dyslexia Tutoring: Meet the Team
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