The Center for Multisensory Learning at Wheeling Country Day School (WCDS) is an International Dyslexia Association accredited on-campus instruction center for students with language-based learning differences. The needs of a student are addressed through multi-sensory, systematic, cumulative, and intensive instruction based on Orton-Gillingham methodology.

Early Identification Is Key

Early identification of a learning difference is the key component necessary to help students achieve academic success. Each missed educational opportunity by a student with learning difficulties decreases their chance of academic success as they become lost in a system that often cannot provide the education and method to achieve greatness. At the Center for Multisensory Learning at WCDS, we are committed to individualizing the student experience in order to discover, empower, and ignite the confidence and passion of learners immersed a nurturing environment. By teaching to the edges with compassion, as well as utilizing sound Orton-Gillingham methodology and techniques, we are able to identify and overcome a variety of visual and auditory processing disorders.

We are here for you.

“The provided remediation by The Center for Multisensory Learning at WCDS is helping students overcome their weaknesses and harness their strengths by giving them the strategies to appreciate their unique talents.”

We Can Help

The center is available to serve the following diagnoses and many more who go undiagnosed but experience learning difficulties:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Audio-processing disorder
  • Dysgraphia
  • Visual-processing disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder.

Focus Areas

The content is diagnostic and prescriptive, thus varies upon the individual student, but the underlying goal is to address language and math skills in the following areas:

  • phonemic awareness and word attack skills
  • spelling (encoding)
  • vocabulary
  • reading comprehension
  • reading fluency
  • grammar/syntax
  • expository writing (composition)
  • handwriting and/or keyboarding
  • math calculation and/or math reasoning


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Thank you for a wonderful summer! Check back soon for our 2019 summer update! This summer, The Center for Multisensory Learning at Wheeling Country Day School is excited to offer a variety of programming for students from Junior Kindergarten - Eighth Grade. These programs will focus on multisensory math and reading, with special emphasis on systematic instruction [...]

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For more information on how The Center for Multisensory Learning can help your child, email our director, Theresa Kowcheck, at