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California releases Dyslexia Guidelines

September 4, 2017

The State of California has recently released new Dyslexia Guidelines, which includes recommendations on pre-service training for teachers, screening and assessment for dyslexia and effective approaches for teaching children with dyslexia. The guidelines have embraced the term ‘structured literacy’ and the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading!

Free Webinar: How IDA Standards Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students

September 29, 2016

Let’s be honest, the whole word approach to reading does not work for all students. Instead of watching a percentage of the class struggle, let’s look at well documented,research based, […]

Undiagnosed and misunderstood, students with dyslexia face stigma and shame

September 12, 2016

Elaine Keenan, president of ONBIDA, and Keith Gray, founder of Dyslexia Canada give a voice to the struggles of Dyslexic people in Canada in the article by By Kas Roussy, CBC […]

Overcoming Dyslexia – Free Webinar

August 25, 2016

Overcoming Dyslexia: What does it take?   Despite claims to the contrary, empirical research has identified the characteristics of instruction that help students overcome their reading difficulties. In this second in […]

O-G Training This Summer in Manitoba

May 4, 2016

Summer Training Course for Educators Orton-Gillingham Training – Level 1 Foundations of Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE). The course is appropriate for classroom teachers, pre-service teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Reading […]

High School / University Transition

April 20, 2016

Accessibility Services at University of Toronto, St. George campus, is offering an informative session for educators and community partners, supporting high school students with disabilities. Parents and their students are […]

Bringing dyslexia into the open

March 28, 2016

Raising awareness about dyslexia across college and university campuses is instrumental in reducing stigma and self-consciousness for dyslexic students across the country. We want to thank Nicole Calhau who writes […]

Embracing Dyslexia – A Documentary

October 14, 2015

You’re invited to a showing of Embracing Dyslexia. Presented by Decoding Dyslexia – Ontario & The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA) When and Where? Sunday, October 18, […]

SickKids research study

August 25, 2015

Families needed for SickKids research study on the genetics of reading disabilities SUMMARY:  Families are needed for a research study at SickKids (the Hospital for Sick Children), which is investigating the […]

Piper Gilles in ONBIDA News

August 25, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Piper Gilles – Canadian National Medalist Becomes ONBIDA’s 2015 Spokesperson Piper Met with Families in Kingston: See Photos Here