Professional Development

MAME is proud to host The Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

10 a.m. -4 p.m.

Ecole Beausejour Early Years School, Beausejour, Manitoba

Lunch Provided

Cost $35.00

Building Awareness and Knowledge of Dyslexia Including Appropriate Assessments and Intervention Approaches

The DSM-5 has placed an individual’s “Specific Learning Disorder” diagnosis into one of three categories – Specific Reading Disorder, Specific Math Disorder and Disorders of Written Expression. We will outline the definitions and behaviors of a reading disability or dyslexia and will include the overlapping nature of these three classifications.  Presenters will outline an assessment approach, which can be used to target instruction, for all students especially those with dyslexia.  We will also provide an overview of the Orton-Gillingham approach which is based upon a multisensory, direct and diagnostic instructional approach. Orton Gillingham utilizes applied linguistics and systematic phonics which is diagnostic, sequential, incremental and cumulative.

As an advocacy group for parents and professionals, The Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba Inc. has as its goals:

  • to raise awareness of dyslexia
  • to promote and provide teacher training.

Christine van de Vijsel, Reading Clinician

Jeanne Remillard, Reading Clinician

Valdine Bjornson, Reading Clinician

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