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.

In Conversation with Maryanne Wolf – Toronto, Thurs Nov 8 7pm

In Conversation with Maryanne Wolf  Join Indigo’s CEO and Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, as she welcomes author Maryanne Wolf to discuss her stunning new memoir, READER, COME HOME: The reading Brain In A Digital World. Book signing to follow. Indigo Bay & Bloor, Toronto, ON, Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM.  

NY Times – Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way?

Check out this article in the NY Times “Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way? Teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers.” It’s from the U.S. but unfortunately, it’s a similar situation in Canada.

This Saturday! ONBIDA’s Literacy and Learning Conference

ONBIDA’s 12th Literacy & Learning Conference Early Identification and Intervention Strategies Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, ON Attend in-person or via live streaming! Click here for more information and to register.