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Join us at “Reading For The Love Of It”

ONBIDA will be exhibiting at the Reading For The Love Of It Conference Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto.  Come and visit us at our booth 1102 in the Grand Ballroom East. We will have information on dyslexia assessment, samples of decodable texts, […]


Free Webinar – Helping Your Struggling Reader PART 2

Helping Your Struggling Reader PART 2by Jan MacLeanWednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST ONBIDA is hosting a follow-up to the Helping Your Struggling Reader Part 1 webinar of Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Part 1 contains essential background information you will need for the Part 2 webinar (see ONBIDA’s webinar page for links to […]


Free Webinar – The Science of Reading Tues Jan 15

The Science of Reading – Free Webinar Tuesday Jan 15, 2019 9PM-10:30PM EST Cathy Johnson is presenting this free webinar. You will: Gain a basic understanding of how the brain learns to read Gain a basic understanding of what language has to do with reading Have an understanding of the […]


Nancy’s Ladder of Reading

Check out Nancy Young’s Ladder of Reading that emphasizes how structured literacy instruction is beneficial for all children but essential for those with dyslexia.


Free Webinar – Why is Writing so Darn Hard, Jan 9, 2019 @ 8-9pm EST

Free Webinar: Why is Writing So Darn Hard Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8-9pm EST (Hosted by the Upper Midwest Branch of IDA) Presented by: Bonnie Singer, Ph.D, CCC To express themselves in writing, students must recruit many cognitive, linguistic, motoric and self-regulatory abilities as well as draw upon their knowledge of […]


Henry Winkler & dyslexia

Thank you Adath Israel Congregation for inviting ONBIDA (Tracy Shepard) to meet with Henry Winkler  (The Fonz-Happy Days ) who is dyslexic and did not learn to read until he was 31. Check out his interview on CBS TV and his children’s book series Hank Zipzer, a boy with dyslexia. […]


An Evening with Henry Winkler in Toronto

An Evening with Henry Winkler Henry Winkler, award-winning actor, shares stories from his career, the Holocaust and overcoming dyslexia. November 17, 2018.  8:00 – 10:00 pm. Adath Israel Congregation, 37 Southbourne Ave. , Toronto CLICK HERE for more information & registration.