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The PRIDE Reading Program has announced that the Dorchester School District 2 located in Summerville, South Carolina has implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum for students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities.

The Dorchester School District 2 is a public school district that serves students in pre kindergarten through high school in 15 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 4 high schools. The district has implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum to address the specific needs of the district’s struggling students.  

The PRIDE Reading Program is an evidence-based method that is structured, sequential, multisensory and cumulative. The curriculum explicitly teaches children with dyslexia, auditory processing, and specific learning disabilities how to read, spell, write and comprehend. Many school districts across the United States are using the PRIDE Reading Program structured literacy curriculum with great success.

The Dorchester School District desires to be recognized as a “World Class” school district, expecting each student to achieve at his or her optimum level in all areas, and providing all members and families of the district with an environment that permits them to do their personal best. This district will offer the PRIDE Reading Program for students requiring more specialized instruction and supports.   

For more information on implementing an Orton-Gillingham, Structured Literacy curriculum in your school district, please contact the PRIDE Reading Program at 866-774-3342 ext. 2. 

Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at or visit the website at

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