valdine bjornson

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Full NameMs. valdine bjornson
AddressPO Box 55070 Dakota Crossing
710 St. Anne's road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 0A8
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Phone Number(204) 451-2112
Professional Title
  • Reading/literacy specialist (including tutor)
Educational diplomas/degrees
  • Masters Degree
Structured Literacy Training
Organization Training Program/Course name Year taken Classroom/Online # hours coursework # hours practicum
AOGPE certified level 2018 Classroom&Online 160 300
Professional Certifications
  • International Dyslexia Association/Center for Effective Reading Instruction (IDA/CERI))
  • Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
Specify IDA/CERI certificationStructured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist (fka Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT))
Specify AOGPE certificationCertified Level
Professional Services Offered
Instructional services (areas of instruction/intervention/remediation)
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting
  • Written expression
  • Reading comprehension
  • Math
  • Teacher/therapist training
Instructional approaches/programs used
  • Structured Literacy/Orton-Gillingham approach
  • Structured Word Inquiry
Other professional services
  • Other assessments (eg. standardized and/or informal)
  • Advocacy
  • Other
Other services
  • Professional development and consult
Populations/age groups served
  • Preschool
  • Elementary school age
  • High school age
  • Adult
  • Private clinic/office
  • Will travel to another location (eg. library, school)
  • Online/remote
  • English
Other information

Currently I am pursuing a Doctorate in Education (Leading Language and Literacy) from the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary).
I also have:
Master in Education, Language and Literacy, taking specialty courses to attain 'Reading Clinician' specialization
Special Education Certificate
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Master of Arts (Graduate Certificate) in International Education
Post-Baccalaureate in Education - Guidance and Counselling
I have a variety of training focusing upon working with students who have dyslexia and specific learning disabilities including:

Fellow-in-Training (FIT/AOGPE), Orton-Gillingham Approach (Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators)
Co-Facilitated Classroom Educator OG Course, Long Island University- Brooklyn
Co-Facilitated Classroom Educator OG Course, Manitoba Education and Training partnered with the Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba
Neuropsychology of Specific Learning Disabilities (Dr. S. Feifer)
Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities (Dr. A. Henley)
Multi-Sensory Math Certification (currently training)
Barton training and practice
FAST training and practice
SWI training and practice
LiPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Seeing Stars with Lindamood Bell
Screening for Dyslexia Training (Barton)

Entry DateApril 3, 2019