About Us

The Dyslexia Foundation (TDF), a non-profit organization, was established in 1989 to identify and assist children with dyslexia – to establish higher levels of learning through specialized programs promoting better reading.

But TDF has grown and become even more.

The mission of the foundation is to promote scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties;  to disseminate new findings and evidence based reading approaches to researchers, practitioners and families;  to prevent the economic and psychological suffering caused by reading failure, and to unlock the full potential of children and adults with dyslexia so that they may personally succeed and contribute fully to society.

Its primary focus is directed towards dyslexia research, outreach services and literacy programs. TDF focuses its activities in four key areas:

  1. Continued development of the TDF’s Services and Programs.
  2. Recognizing young researchers who have contributed to the field of dyslexia, as well as recognizing individuals who have increased society’s dyslexia awareness.
  3. Establishing a Dyslexia Center or Institute in every state in the country.
  4. Sponsoring professional conferences and symposiums as a forum to exchange ideas and research.

The Dyslexia Foundation (TDF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1989.