Welcome to DYSLEXIA CHAMPIONS

Working together to champion the gifts, and support the needs of Manitobans with dyslexia.

Our organization has developed this website to create a dyslexia-informed community.

Our aim is to provide evidence-based resources and training opportunities for educators, resource professionals, and parents.

From our Facebook Page

Upcoming Events / Training

May 26, 2019

Dyslexia Parent Support Group


First gathering to be held: Sunday, May 26th at 1:30 to 2:30, (Meet just outside the shelter at the Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg).

The intent is to host a series of parent support gatherings for families that have children with dyslexia, to meet, share experiences, learn from one another, and acquire resources to help support and advocate for our children. This is an informal opportunity for parents to also connect with members of the Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba, and other resource professionals.

These events will be moderated by members and associates of the Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba. These members have experience as parents, teachers, Orton-Gillingham / structured literacy tutors, and reading clinicians. Their experiences and knowledge will help guide group discussions to inform, and to answer questions.

The format of this first meeting will be to meet, introduce ourselves, hear the topic question, and go for a walk whilst discussing the topic. Stops will be made during the walk to discuss the topic as a group. Our walk will end at 2:20 to allow time to share information and/or answer questions. The theme for this first meeting will be “Sharing Successes and Struggles”. Participants will have an opportunity to share an issue you currently struggle with in terms of supporting your child with dyslexia, and also share a strategy you have found helpful in supporting/advocating for your child.

Topic questions will be welcome for future gatherings.

The events at Assiniboine Park will be held outside, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Feel free to bring water or a hot beverage.

The event is free to attend, but please RSVP to dyslexia.champions@gmail.com by May 24, 2019.

July 8, 2019

ORTON-GILLINGHAM for CLASSROOM EDUCATORS

Registration Fee: $800 (4 day training course)

Registration deadline: 1 month prior to event date

(Possible discount may apply for groups of more than 3 from one school. Please contact for more information)

*limited seating*

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT:

 
The Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba

readinglearningclinicmanitoba@gmail.com

204 451 2112

This 30-hour course offers training for:

· teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham approach in a classroom setting

· specialized tutoring intervention practice

· the first step towards a Classroom Educator or Associate Level Orton-Gillingham accreditation (AOGPE) (with additional lesson plans, observations, and coursework required)

· aligned and accredited with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

During this training, attendees will learn about:

· dyslexia and reading disorders

· strategies for multi-sensory instruction

· formal and informal testing

· how to use information for tutorials and lessons

· how to plan an Orton-Gillingham lesson

· fundamental elements of the Orton-Gillingham approach including an introduction to phonology and basic phonics.

July 12, 2019

Inspiration for Trained Practitioners: OG Fun & Games

$100/person

deadline for registration: 1 month prior to event

Please bring your own lunch.

Registration

Name:

School:

Position:

Email (for receipt and confirmation of registration):

Please provide details of prior Orton-Gillingham Training (training Fellow, facility or location, level of certification):

*Send information by email*

readinglearningclinicmanitoba@gmail.com

 

Payment:

  • Send cheque or money order

(paid to the order of The Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba)

The Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba

c/o P.O. Box 55070

710 St. Anne’s Road, Dakota Crossing

Winnipeg, MB R2N 0A8

or

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