The Dyslexia Institutes of America program is the result of seven years of
cutting edge research in the successful treatment of dyslexia. If you qualify
for this invaluable franchise service…you can enjoy the financial and personal
rewards of helping children and adults improve their lives through proven
“Watching your son struggle and flounder at school is heart-breaking and
unacceptable. Thank you Dyslexia Institutes for giving Jake the tools and
knowledge to work around obstacles.”
--Pam Hampton, parent of a dyslexic child
Easy to Operate
You don’t need highly specialized training. Each Clinic has an office with a
director, either full or part time, who is a certified teacher. As your service
provider, we prepare all client assessment results and therapy prescriptions for
you. Your Clinic will interview and test new clients, and administer and monitor
their ongoing treatments. Low $40 to $80k investment, with three start-up models
including our new home-based Clinic.
- Huge market! Nearly 20% of our population is dyslexic
- Full or part-time, absentee for qualified business owners
- Weekday business hours with Saturdays optional
- Tremendous personal satisfaction of helping others
- No royalties! Reasonable fees for therapy plans.
- Clients average one and a half to three years
- Funding sources for qualifying clients and Clinics
Two weeks of training is provided for new franchisees. During this training you
will learn management, operations, marketing, testing, and therapy procedures
for your Clinic. You receive hands-on training and observation in therapy
procedures and diagnostic testing. Detailed manuals for operating the Clinic
help get you started in 60 to 90 days.
How We Made It Happen!
Dyslexia Institutes of America was founded in 1997 by Dr. Elaine B. Jett, a
graduate of the University of Illinois with a doctorate in early childhood
education and a minor in reading and psychology. Dr. Jett, author of three basic
reading programs for Sylvan Learning Systems, recognized a dyslexic problem in
clients she observed as owner of her three Sylvan Learning Centers.
By observation, study, and research with actual clients, Dr. Jett developed a
program, which successfully diagnosed and treated dyslexics in a clinical
setting. Her first DIA model clinic was launched in November 1999, in
Children graduating from the DIA program are functioning well in school, able to
cope with homework and class assignments. Many are reading for pleasure and
enjoying school for the first time. Many parents have subsequently enrolled
their children into academic programs, as offered by Huntington Learning and
Sylvan Learning Centers. Parents report that academic programs are successful
now, as their children’s DIA experience has helped improve memory skills,
cognitive processing skills, and phonological skills.
“Paige attended the Dyslexic Clinic for 14 months and there was improvement
in her reading, but the biggest boost was in her self-esteem!”
-- Brenda Anderson, parent of a dyslexic child
Adults graduating from the DIA program report increased visual and auditory
memory skills, including immediate, short, and long-term. They also report
increased ability to read with comprehension and to spell accurately. Most of
the enrolled adults are reading for pleasure for the first time. Many
psychologists, teachers, doctors, and hospitals are now referring clients to DIA
for therapy and/or testing.