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!

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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PARENTING CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Dr. Maggie Mamen, Psychologist: A Series of 4 Workshops Understanding how a child’s learning profile with its various strengths and weaknesses affects life beyond school has important implications for parenting and family dynamics. This series of four workshops is...

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Is Reading to Your Child Important?

Do you have fond memories of reading cute little board books to your children when they were just little toddlers? For children who struggle with reading, sometimes books can become a negative thing. It represents really hard work, or failure, or even embarrassment...

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Mothers are Awesome

Mothers are awesome, and I mean that in the original sense of the word. The Oxford dictionary defines the word “awesome” as “extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring awe”. One of the reasons I am so fortunate to work as a tutor for students with dyslexia, is...

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Low literacy – A fight against statistics

Literacy Unlimited is a non-profit organization on the West Island of Montreal, which provides free, one-on-one English tutoring for adults to improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. Low literacy has far-reaching implications. It is highly correlated...

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Getting to Remediation: Diagnosing Dyslexia

Parents and teacher have an urgent need for low cost, rapid, accurate identification of reading problems in order to move on with remediation as soon as possible. Yet conventional wisdom has it that one cannot diagnose dyslexia, only identify those at risk for it....

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Accommodation, Modification, and Remediation…What?

These are three words that we often hear in education. Many parents wonder exactly what these terms mean, why each is important, and what's the difference between them? Accommodation: Accommodation is exactly how it sounds; to accommodate students refers to how a...

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