Welcome to B.E.A.R. Reading Center

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An Indiana registered charitable non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization

A Satellite of Compass Reading Center

B.E.A.R. Reading Center


427 N Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Since B.E.A.R. Reading Center is a satellite of Compass Reading Center, the tutor training is accredited by The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).

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(574) 288-0067
The following are benefits of the IMSLEC accreditation program as stated on their  website.  Through accreditation of training programs, IMSLEC prepares professionals to provide MSLE instruction to individuals with dyslexia and related language disorders to address their academic challenges.

IMSLEC is an important resource for parents, government agencies, and educational systems for the clarification of what constitutes a quality teacher training program for teachers of students with dyslexia and other language related disorders. IMSLEC establishes organizational criteria and evidenced-based instructional program standards for content and methodology for MSLE training courses.

They also provide a directory of accredited programs, certified teachers, and therapists.

Accreditation of a training course assures intervention for children and adults with language disorders is based on an alternate reading approach which has a scientific basis for its instructional procedures. Individuals with these language disorders require a different method of teaching to match their learning differences.

Accreditation of an MSLE training course assures that the teachers or therapists trained in that program have received adequate course instruction and a supervised practicum in the skills required to produce positive, measurable results in literacy for individuals with reading challenges. 

  • ​B.E.A.R. Reading Center tutor training is on the list of Indiana Department of Education approved dyslexia training programs as a result of SEA 217.
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