Welcome to DYSLEXIA CHAMPIONS

Working together to champion the gifts, and support the needs of Manitobans with dyslexia.

Our organization has developed this website to create a dyslexia-informed community.

Our aim is to provide evidence-based resources and training opportunities for educators, resource professionals, and parents.

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Upcoming Events / Training

October 19, 2018

MTS SAGE Dyslexia presentations by Valdine Bjornson

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mts-pd-day-2018-mapping-it-out-navigating-our-way-through-multiage-tickets-39163108913#tickets 

AM
MTS PD day - MAME SAGE group 

Presenter- Valdine Bjornson, EdD (student), FIT/AOGPE, Reading Clinician, Dyslexia Therapist

Based upon presenter’s Doctoral studies, presenter will outline practical classroom connections to evidence-based research, including how teachers might critically choose programs and approaches for their daily use as well as recommendations for effective methods and instruction. Presenter will summarize decades of research and connect how this informs our daily practice so that all students have equal opportunities for success with reading, writing and spelling. Session is especially relevant for Early Years educators, but targeted to all educators who are working with students who are struggling and/or emergent readers-writers, including those with dyslexia.
 
 
PM
MTS PD - MAME SAGE group 
Presenters: 
Jeff Buhse, Assistive Technologist, University of Manitoba and Valdine Bjornson, FIT/AOGPE, Reading Clinician, Dyslexia Therapist

Presenters will outline how technology and accessibility tools can support success for students, especially those with Dyslexia/Specific Learning ‘Differences’. Presenters will review tools for reading, writing and spelling including mathematics and learning strategies. Using their experiences as reading and accessibility-technology specialists with adult learners at the University of Manitoba as well as reading clinician role with Early Years and Middle school students (including EAL learners), tools and applications for various age groups will be presented. The session will provide opportunities to explore and use technology tools as well as provide options to insure that instruction and remediation are included and enhanced. All attendees must bring their own devices (iPad, laptop, etc.) for this interactive workshop.

 

 

November 3, 2018

ONBIDA's Annual Literacy and Learning Conference - Toronto

Save the Date.....

ONBIDA's Annual Literacy and Learning Conference for teachers and parents will be held this year on Saturday, November 3 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Further details will be posted here: ONBIDA Conference

December 4, 2018

ORTON-GILLINGHAM for CLASSROOM EDUCATORS

ORTON-GILLINGHAM for CLASSROOM EDUCATORS training
December 4-7, 20188:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Please consider registering for this exciting and informative professional training opportunity and distribute widely. The Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba is pleased to partner with Manitoba Education and Training to provide professional development training for educators, literacy specialists and resource teachers including clinicians and administrators.

Manitoba Education and Training Building
217A/B  - 1181 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

Registration Fee: $800 (4 day training course)

Registration deadline: November 9, 2018

(Possible discount may apply for groups of more than 3 from one school. Please contact for more information)

*limited seating*

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT:

The Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba  Facebook 

readinglearningclinicmanitoba@gmail.com
204 451 2112 

For more information and to register, please see our website 

Course Details: This 30-hour course offers training for:

    • teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham approach in a classroom setting 
    • specialized tutoring intervention practice
    • the first step towards a Classroom Educator or Associate Level Orton-Gillingham accreditation (AOGPE) (with additional lesson plans, observations, and coursework required)

During this training, attendees will learn about:

  • dyslexia and reading disorders
  • strategies for multi-sensory instruction
  • formal and informal testing
  • how to use information for tutorials and lessons
  • how to plan an Orton-Gillingham lesson 
  • fundamental elements of the Orton-Gillingham approach including introduction to phonology and basic phonics

 

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Don't wait for students to fail before they get the help they need.

Let's work together to help kids reach their full potential.

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