The Bangor Masonic CHILDRENS'S DYSLEXIA CENTER is located at the Bangor Masonic Center. For directions click on Valley of Bangor and Directions.
MEET THE DIRECTOR
Linda is no stranger to the Bangor Learning Center. She has been here for the past 11 years. She graduated with a B.S. Degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Maine in Orono. She also has had some post graduate studies from the University of Maine. While at the Learning Center she has completed an education program in therapy for dyslexia, including 55 hours of seminar instruction and one hundred hours of supervised practicum. She has an advanced Orton-Gillingham Certification and Initial Trainer Certification. Linda has assisted in the training of teachers in Orton-Gillingham methodology through practicum at the Center and contracted with school districts to work with students on a one-on-one basis during school hours. She also tutors privately and offers pro-bono services as an advocate for children with special needs. Linda is an adjunct instructor with the English and Psychology Departments at Husson University. She was also an adjunct instructor for the Graduate School, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine from January 2006 to May 2008. Linda has been strongly recommended by our present Director, Pat Martz, and unanimously approved as our new Director by both the Bangor Board of Governors and the Supreme Council Board.
She is married to Robert Kuhn who is a professor at Husson University and they have two boys. Joshua is a police officer in the City of Bangor and Jeremy is a 2nd Lt. in the Army. Linda is also an excellent administrator. We are very fortunate to have such a qualified person to replace Pat. Please help us welcome her to the Center as the new director by sending her a congratulatory card of thanks for taking the position. You may use the following address:
Mrs. Linda Kuhn
% Masonic Learning Center
294 Union Street, Suite 3
Bangor, ME 04401
Millions of school children with dyslexia endure frustration and demoralization on a daily basis as they struggle to acquire skills that many of us take for granted. If your child is struggling with reading and writing, how do you know if dyslexia is the cause? Where can you go for help?
The Mission of the Scottish Rite Learning Center is to provide quality, state-of-the-art, remedial education to children with disabilities in reading, writing, and related scholastic skills, diagnosed as "dyslexia". In keeping with the commitment of 32° Masons to the children of our community, this service will be provided free of charge to children who have previously been tested, evaluated and diagnosed as dyslexics.
Children who have dyslexia view reading as a painful experience. As a result of the services provided by a Center, their attitude toward reading, and of greater importance, toward school and themselves, has been dramatically and positively changed. The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite is committed to providing programs to treat childhood dyslexia in individualized, cost-effective and clinically responsible ways.
Background & History
For over ten years, the Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. At 59 Learning Centers in 15 states, the Children's Learning Centers tackle the challenge of dyslexia head-on, both by providing free tutoring for children with dyslexia and by training a growing cadre of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.
The curriculum used for tutoring and tutor training at all Masonic Learning Centers is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. The Orton-Gillingham approach, developed in the 1920's, uses a sequential, multi sensory, phonetic approach to teaching and spelling. Thus, a variety of sensory data is used to help children understand the written word.
As part of the Learning Center Program, hundreds of school teachers and other individuals interested in becoming certified tutors at the Centers have received free training. Children are tutored one-on-one twice a week after regular school hours. This allows for the curriculum to be tailored to each individual child as necessary, and progress is made in small, readily quantifiable steps. Services provided by the Learning Centers equip children with the skills and the confidence they need to approach learning with eagerness and without fear.
Check out the Walk-a-thon on September 29 2013 at the Bangor Forest. It starts at 1:00PM and runs to 3:00 PM. For more information call 207-942-0144. Brochures are availabel.