Understanding Dyslexia

Resources for Parents and Educators

Helping your child with dyslexia...

Did you know that most dyslexics have above-average intelligence, are very intuitive, creative people, excel at three-dimensional problem solving and hands-on learning? The dyslectic person is using the right hemisphere of the brain instead of the left to read and spell. Unfortunately, dyslexia affects more than just reading: it can affect children's language, reading, writing, socializing, navigation, and memory skills.


Here are resources to help YOU make a difference.

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Resources in Your Community

The International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA)

The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit charitable organization founded in June 2004. The branch is operated by volunteers, providing free information, support and referral services to the public.

ONBIDA* assists people with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them by:

Providing support, information and up-to-date resource information

Creating public awareness of dyslexia

Responding to general public inquiries related to dyslexia

Maintaining a referral list of testing/tutoring resources

Presenting an annual conference

Hosting Speaker Series and Parent Education Groups

Publishing a newsletter for distribution to the members, community partners and other relevant parties


Contact info:

http://www.idaontario.com/about-us/

647-823-4724

The Reading School

The Reading School offers:

INSTRUCTION

-one-on-one support for struggling readers and spellers in English or French

-whole class phonics instruction (for private schools) dyslexia-in-children

ASSESSMENT

-dyslexia assessment

-functional reading and spelling assessment

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARENT SUPPORT

-one-on-one or small group support for homeschooling parents of struggling readers

-professional development in the area of reading and spelling development and disability

-informational workshops

Contact info:

http://www.thereadingschool.ca/

416-537-READ (7323)

Our Kids

INSTRUCTION

-one-on-one support for struggling readers and spellers in English or French

-whole class phonics instruction (for private schools) dyslexia-in-children

ASSESSMENT

-dyslexia assessment

-functional reading and spelling assessment

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARENT SUPPORT

-one-on-one or small group support for homeschooling parents of struggling readers

-professional development in the area of reading and spelling development and disability

-informational workshops

Contact info:

http://www.ourkids.net/dyslexia.php

416-537-7323

Oakville Success Centre

The Dyslexia Correction Program is one-on-one and takes one week. It is normally conducted from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and is paced to suit the individual, with snacks and breaks throughout the day, plus a one-hour lunch break.

Follow-up work at home is required for the client to become a “corrected dyslexic”. Training is provided on the last afternoon of the program week for the individuals who will help the client complete the follow-up work.

Contact info:

http://www.dyslexiacorrection.ca/

905-844-4144