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Helping Your Struggling Reader – recorded webinar now online

Helping Your Struggling Reader  by Jan Maclean recorded Thursday May 31, 2018 7:30-9:00pm EST Click here to see the recorded webinar. Click here for a copy of the presentation and handouts. This webinar is for parents of young children and teachers of struggling readers. It addresses why some children struggle to learn […]


Framing Your Thoughts Sentence Structure webinar – Summer Training Opportunity

Framing Your ThoughtsTM Sentence Structure – SUMMER 2018 ONBIDA is excited to partner with Language Circle Enterprises to offer the online webinar/training “Framing Your ThoughtsTM Sentence Structure” this summer, and we are pleased to offer it at a special discount for Canadian educators: only CAD$50 plus materials/shipping! This sequential and multisensory program is part of the Project […]


Trish Griffin, IDA member, wins award!

Congratulations from ONBIDA to Trish Griffin, an IDA member, who received the 2018 Contribution to Catholic Education Award this week in Kingston, Ontario! Ms. Griffin received this award for her passionate volunteer work at J.J O’Neill Catholic School.   Trish’s personal experience in helping her own child ‘break’ the code, and learn to […]


Structured Literacy Training Summer 2018 Toronto

FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING is offering  Structured Literacy TRAINING (a.k.a. Orton-Gillingham), Summer 2018, Toronto, Ontario This multisensory structured language approach to teaching literacy skills benefits all students but is especially important for those who struggle with language or dyslexia. This training meets or exceeds the standards of Academy of Orton Gillingham Practicioners and […]


Spotlight on a Dyslexia Superhero!

Marcus Smith, age 9, and his mom Alicia contacted us in March to request information for use at his school’s Wellness Fair in Midland, ON. Having been diagnosed with dyslexia, his goal was to promote awareness and dispel myths about this learning difference. We were very impressed with the booth […]


Fall Multisensory Instruction Matters Workshop, London ON

Multi-sensory Instruction Matters Workshop Hosted by the London Scottish Rite Learning Centre Friday September 14 and Saturday September 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, London, ON The workshop presenter, William Van Cleave, is an internationally recognized educational consultant, author and speaker.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn how you […]


Online course – Dyslexia: An introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach

Dyslexia: An introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach AOGPE Online 10-hour Subscriber Course ($49US)   This course is appropriate for teachers, parents of children with dyslexia, individuals with dyslexia, school administrators, advocates, tutors, speech and language pathologists and other professionals who wish to learn about this multisensory teaching approach. Click on the following link […]


Webinar – Fluency – The Road to Reading Comprehension, Wed March 28

Fluency: The Road to Reading Comprehension, will be presented by Andrew Stetkevich on Wed March 28, 9pm EST (6pm PST).  Andy is a staff development specialist for the Riverside Unified School District.  He has over 33 years of experience in the field of special education and is past-president of the […]