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Scholarships for Teachers and Students

January 27, 2019

The Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba is offering two scholarships for teachers and students. See out the details here: https://sites.google.com/view/thereadingandlearningclinicofm/scholarship?authuser=0 

Invitation for Adults with Dyslexia to Participate in Research Study

November 5, 2018

Invitation for Adults with Dyslexia to Participate in a Graduate Research Study at the University of Manitoba.

We are looking for adults with dyslexia, ages 21 and above, who will be willing to be interviewed & video recorded for a graduate research project.

PURPOSE OF STUDY

The purpose of this research is to find out the past and present experiences of adults with dyslexia, and present the information in a manner that adults with dyslexia can access and consume. Participants will be asked to answer questions about their current experience as an adult living with dyslexia, as well as their experiences growing up with dyslexia; which will include emotional, social, work, and educational experiences. The time commitment is expected to be about 1 hour.

This study will explore the personal experiences of adults with dyslexia and how they cope emotionally, at work and with higher education; and present findings in a video format which adults with dyslexia can access and engage with. This study will therefore provide answers to the following questions: 

  1. What are the emotional & social experiences of adults living with dyslexia in Winnipeg, Manitoba?
  2. What are the strategies adults with dyslexia utilize to navigate daily living in Manitoba, Canada?
  3. What resources are currently available for adults living with dyslexia in Manitoba, Canada past and/or present? 

If you are interested in participating in the study or have questions about the study, please contact:
Natalia Jackson at 204-688-5817 or email: umrich53@myumanitoba.ca

 This study has been through a rigorous ethics approval process through the Ethics Review Board at the University of Manitoba.

Research Study Poster Nov. 2018

Advocacy for Children with Dyslexia: A Symposium for Families

September 21, 2017

The Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba are hosting the symposium on October 21 in recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month. The symposium is designed to provide families with advice and guidance on how to best support children with dyslexia. Hear from parents, teachers, reading clinicians, psychologists, successful entrepreneurs, disability advocates, Orton-Gillingham tutors, and most importantly - a panel of students living with Dyslexia. 

 The event is FREE.  However, we ask that you pre-register. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served.

Download the Promotional Poster here: Oct 21, 2017 Advocacy Symposium Poster

Professional Development Opportunity for Manitoba Teachers -October 20, 2017:

September 16, 2017

 
SOLD OUT.  Thanks to all who registered!
 
Please attend our two upcoming professional development sessions on October 20 at Victor H. L. Wyatt School in Winnipeg offered through Manitoba Multi-Age Educators (MAME).
 

Address:
485 Meadowood Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 5C1

Please see link for details and registration.

http://multiagemanitoba.org/

Morning session:

MA- 111

Using Assessment to Target Effective Reading and Writing Instruction

As an advocacy group for parents and professionals, The Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba Inc. has as its goals:
• to raise awareness of dyslexia
• to promote and provide teacher training.

Using the response to intervention (RTI) model, presenters will outline an assessment approach to target instruction. Our goal is to help educators in all capacities - classroom teachers and specialists, to identify students who require specific Tier 2 or 3 intervention. A model for screening and progress monitoring for those who struggle with reading and writing will be provided. The presentation is based upon current practice in a Manitoba public school division.

Valdine Bjornson, Jeanne Remillard, Christine van de Vijsel

Afternoon session:

MA- 211

Appropriate Intervention Approaches for Developing and Poor Readers/Writers

As an advocacy group for parents and professionals, The Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba Inc. has as its goals:
• to raise awareness of dyslexia
• to promote and provide teacher training.

Each presenter has had Orton-Gillingham accredited training and intense, supervised practice. As such, we are advocates for Orton-Gillingham as it is based upon a multisensory, direct and diagnostic instructional approach. Orton Gillingham utilizes applied linguistics and systematic phonics which is diagnostic, sequential, incremental and cumulative. The instructional approach is intended to facilitate learning with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. The Orton-Gillingham Approach can be used effectively with the whole class, small group and/or as 1:1 intervention. It is properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility. Presenters will include information about practical resources and activities for classroom and special education teachers as well as literacy specialists.

Valdine Bjornson, Jeanne Remillard, Christine van de Vijsel

Globe and Mail Article - "Dyslexic Kids in Canada Deserve Better"

August 27, 2017

 

Keith Gray is the founder and director of Dyslexia Canada

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/dyslexic-kids-in-canada-deserve-better/article36094188/?ref=https://www.theglobeandmail.com&

Dyslexia Canada Petition to legislate compulsory student early-assessment testing for dyslexia

March 9, 2017

Consider signing the Dyslexia Canada Petition to legislate compulsory student early-assessment testing for dyslexia in Canada.
https://www.change.org/p/leg
islate-compulsory-student-early-assessment-testing-for-dyslexia-in-canada?recruiter=609667235&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink …

 

Letters to Manitoba's Premier

May 4, 2016

Read letters from Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba to Manitoba’s Premier, Honourable Brian Pallister and Manitoba’s Education Minister the Honourable Ian Wishart. DCM has requested a meeting to discuss how we can work together with the new Provincial government to support children with dyslexia in Manitoba schools.

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