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!

Meet Gerald & Piggie – a Book Review

Meet Gerald & Piggie: Lovable, unusual best friends with a funny bone! The Elephant and Piggie Series by children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems A book review by Marion May As a reading and spelling remediation tutor for young students, I like to find out...

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Looking Beyond the “Dis” in Learning Disabilities

Finding out that your child has a learning disability can be a very overwhelming experience. All too often doctors, teachers and family members focus on the ‘dis’ability. The list of what a child cannot do becomes long - read, write, spell, learn the times tables,...

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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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