The Open Door Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here is where you can read articles by our Open Door admin, tutors, and guest writers too. You’ll find tips and tricks, event and book reviews, inspirational stories, and the occasional exciting announcement too!

The Open Door Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here is where you can read articles by our Open Door admin, tutors, and guest writers too. You’ll find tips and tricks, event and book reviews, inspirational stories, and the occasional exciting announcement too!

Do you have any homework tonight?

The usefulness of homework has been studied and debated by scholars, educators, parents and students for many decades. For some students, homework is a cinch. For others, especially children with learning disabilities, homework can be hard to organize, manage, start and complete on their own.

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Are you listening to your child with your full attention?

It’s been a stressful school year for families; juggling your kids’ in-person and virtual learning with your work schedules, while isolating from friends and extended family. Perhaps the summer is the prime time to reduce screen time and increase your one-on-one time by engaging in active listening and dynamic conversations together.

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Your child’s classroom accommodations—which ones are helping?

If your child has dyslexia and they have an IEP (Individual Education Plan), you know how important their accommodations are in helping them to learn in the classroom. Do you know however, which ones are being consistently applied and which ones are truly helping your child access the curriculum?

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Teaching kids how to write—is the writing on the wall?

Have you ever played MadLibs?  It’s the word game where one opponent asks the other for random nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to fill in the blanks in a pre-written story neither opponent has read before. The final outcome is silly and hilarious because the...

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Get to know your tutors: Jordyn Tremblay

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. This month we get to know Jordyn Tremblay. Not only is she a great reading and spelling remediation tutor, she is also a learning strategist. Transcript: Hi I'm Heather...

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Are you tuning into the podcast trend?

If you’re looking for ways to turn down your children’s screen time and turn up their listening skills, podcasts are your new best friend. The best way for dyslexics to read is with their ears.

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Get to know your tutors: Ashley Reaume

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. This month we get to know Ashley Reaume. Not only is she a great reading and spelling remediation tutor, she is also our lead instructor for our Small-Group Writing Workshops.

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