The Reading Clinic has been a godsend to so many children that I have assessed over the years. The intensive remediation that is provided expertly and compassionately leads to outstanding gains both in reading skill and self confidence. I highly recommend Jan MacLean and her wonderful staff to all parents of children with dyslexia.
-Leonard Harris, Ph.D.,C.Psych
We're taking registration for Fall 2016 reading, writing & math slots starting August 8th for new students
To discuss your child's needs and to reserve your spot, contact Jan MacLean 613 547-5179
Save the date! November 12, 2016 Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
ONBIDA is excited to announce that they're working in partnership with Decoding Dyslexia Ontario & Dyslexia Canada to hold the
First Annual Canadian Conference on Understanding Dyslexia;
a conference specifically designed for parents and caregivers.
Sessions will include:
- Navigating the educational system and your child's rights
- Advocating for your child
- IPRC and IEP process
- Understanding the psycho-educational process and report
- Assistive Technology
- Reading Intervention
- Creating change & Much More...
More information to follow....www.idaontario.com
Our Summer 2016 MSSL workshop for teachers is now completed. Please check back for fall 2016 workshops.
*** The Results Are In!
Independent Queen's Study affirms the Yes! Reading program's remarkable effectiveness.
Between January and May 2012, Queen’s University’s Dr. John Kirby (Professor in the Faculty of Education) and Mr. Mark Uyar (Honours student in Psychology) evaluated the effectiveness of the Yes! Reading remediation program offered at the Reading Clinic over the more than 10 years of its operation, and explored the student characteristics that predict success in the program.
By measuring change in performance on eight different standard reading tests between when a child started and ended the program, it was found that children in the program improved in a range of reading skills approximately three times as fast as they had been improving prior to participating at the clinic, and approximately twice as fast as normally-achieving children would in the same period of time.
These results indicate that the program offered at the Reading Clinic is very effective in helping children who are struggling to learn to read.
For a complete look at the Research Summary, have a look at our ‘Results’ Page for more information or click here to see more of Dr.Kirby's results.
Over the past fourteen years, our experience with hundreds of students over thousands of hours of remediation has led to the development of the Yes! Reading program. This program has been developed based on extensive eperience with a variety of Multi-Sensory Structured Language programs, and our training in the Orton-Gillingham approach.
Many reading disabilities are avoidable. If we intervene early, intensively and appropriately, many children with reading difficulties will achieve grade level reading ability.
Our experienced reading therapists provide intensive one-on-one remediation that is systematic, sequential, and multisensory. Our goal is to 'close the gap' for students who are reading below grade level and give them the skills they need to achieve academic success.
A child's success in school and throughout life depends in large part on the ability to read... The demands of the information age require that people be competent readers and writers if they are to participate and thrive in society.
(Ontario Ministry of Education, Early Reading Strategy, 2003)