What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is difficulty in learning how to read, write and spell. It is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. Dyslexia in not rare; its prevalence in the population is from 10-20%. If your child is in a classroom of 30, as many as six students have dyslexia.

Who We Are



Our Mission

Leaders Supporting Readers is a charitable non-profit corporation with a mission of providing funding for those affected by dyslexia, whether needing dyslexia diagnosis, one on one reading Intervention, or Orton Gillingham based professional development services.

Why We Care

Having diagnosis, an appropriate intervention, and the resources to access both truly changed our lives. We were extremely lucky that our dyslexia was caught by age 5. Sadly that’s not the case for most. Many students find out they have dyslexia later in life but aren’t able to get the help that they need due to financial constraints and/or lack of resources. This is frustrating to hear because we believe everyone has a right to read. Having trouble learning to read at the same pace as peers not only affects achievement in academics and life course but can have a major effect on self-confidence and mental health. For this reason, we decided to act.

Why is this necessary?

Why is this Necessary: In WI, teacher training programs at the university level often do not include training on dyslexia or information/training on Structured Literacy (Orton Gilingham) based teaching approaches. This means our WI public school system does not test or screen for dyslexia and most school personnel are not educated on the topic.

News & Articles

Dyslexia 101

Dyslexia is an often misunderstood topic, and because of this, there are a lot of misconceptions. Here are some examples of common dyslexia myths and their truths.



In 2020 Wisconsin passed its first piece of dyslexia legislation. This is an exciting first step towards getting dyslexia on the map in WI. There is a lot of progress that still needs to …



Our board of directors reviews applications for funding three times a year every October, March, and June. The amount of funding provided is dependent on current …


What LSR does to help

How you can help

Please Donate Today! You will change lives just by donating! Your donation will directly fund individuals needing dyslexia diagnosis, scientifically based one on one reading intervention, and Orton Gillingham based professional development services for educators. 100% of proceeds will be donated to those in need of these essential resources. All gifts are tax-deductible and will be used solely for services in the state of WI.

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