A Big THANK YOU to all who made our STEM-A-Palooza such a big success!  We raised over $3,000 for our program and a fun afternoon was had by all!  Thank you especially to our sponsors and volunteers who made our event possible.

We are also grateful to Rob Elliot, author of Laugh Out Loud Jokes for Kids, for his recent blog that shares our personal story and for helping so many struggling readers with his work!  Click here to read his blog!

Sliding Doors: STEM and Dyslexia Learning Center

Igniting the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia through the power of STEM.


Welcome to Sliding Doors, or as we affectionately call it, SDSquared!  Located in Northern Virginia, our one of a kind after school program was born out of the belief that ALL students with dyslexia should have equal access to what they need to not only become stellar readers but to also fuel their passions.  Staffed by a talented and dedicated group of tutors, volunteers, and mentors, SDSquared provides both group tutoring in a specialized methodology called Alphabetic Phonics as well as enrichment activities in a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM) fields.  We invite you to learn more about how this innovative program can help your student or how you can contribute your time and talent!

We are a Proud Member of the SciGirls Connect Partner Program!



SDSquared has a lot going on! Learn more about what opportunities are available for your student.


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There are tons of ways to help SDSquared get rolling. Find out how you can be a part of this program.