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!

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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Is e-learning in social isolation stressing out you and your children?

All at once, everyone’s lives—everywhere—changed completely. Parents and children earned their PhD’s in juggling; zooming, teaching, working and e-learning—all from home in physical isolation—while simultaneously managing meals, laundry and housework. So if you and your kids are feeling mentally exhausted, take heart.

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Get to know your tutors: Leigha Brigham

she was in about grade two and couldn’t hardly read a single word. And by Christmas she wrote me this incredible card that said, “Dear Leigha, thank you for teaching me how to read.” And I still have that card

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Get to know your tutors: Janet Doyle

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. We’ve got some great ones so stay tuned!Get to know Janet, a wonderful tutor and teacher (and you get to meet her dog too!).

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How did advocacy play a role in launching the Right to Read Inquiry?

If you have a child with dyslexia in the Ontario education system, undoubtedly you have heard about the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) launch of its Right to Read public inquiry. In a nutshell, the Commission is investigating the Ontario education system, asking why thousands of Ontario students with reading disabilities—particularly dyslexia—are not getting the support they need to learn how to read.

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Get to know your tutors: Bianca Amaral-Stewart

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. We’ve got some great ones so stay tuned! Get to know Bianca, another long-time tutor who also works and teaches at Algonquin College. https://youtu.be/e8dg2neFjPQ Transcript:...

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