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!

Book Review: Bounce Back How to Be a Resilient Kid

Book review by Marion May Bounce Back How to Be a Resilient Kid  By author, Wendy L. Moss, PhD Audience: 8-12 year olds Published by the American Psychology Association (Magination Press) www.apa.org/pubs/magination ISBN: 9781433819216 143381921X R is for...

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Inspiring reading confidence in a reluctant reader

Identifying a child with reading difficulty early on, pinpointing the reason for the difficulty, and getting appropriate help are essential to sustaining the child’s confidence and instilling a sense of reading enjoyment. A child who is reluctant to read and left without a diagnosis and interventions will become resistant to reading altogether, saying things like “I hate reading” or “I can’t read”  or “that’s too hard for me.”

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Approaching the teacher about your child’s dyslexia

By Marion May, Blog Curator and Content Creator for The Open Door Educational Services Scenario of a child struggling with dyslexia It’s mid-September and your seven year old child has been professionally assessed and diagnosed with dyslexia. They* are feeling...

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Summer Writing Workshop

A student stares at a blank page, several thoughts running through her head. “Where do I start?” “I hate writing.” “This is so difficult.” “What should I write about?” “My writing is terrible.”  “Why even try?”  For a student with learning differences, the task of...

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