Please join us for our Open House!
It will be held Thursday, October 13th from 4:30 to 8:00 pm. Please stop by and see our wonderful new office and training facility. Feel free to invite your child’s teacher to meet with us and learn a bit more about what we do. Click here to download and print the Open House Poster.
WE HAVE MOVED!
We are now located and operating at #100, 9797-45th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6R 5V8. Our phone number, email and website remains the same. Click here to see a map of where the Centre is located.
Registration is available for Student Group Classes for Fall and Winter 2016-17!
- Registration for our popular Study Skills and Exam Strategies Classes (Grade 7 to Post Secondary) and Study Skills for Grade 6 Students is now open!
- Do you have a child between 8 and 11 years of age who struggles with Executive Function issues like time management, organization and goal setting? The Centre is once again offering its Executive Function Skills Class. It is for ten weeks for an hour on Saturday mornings, beginning September 24th.
Professional Development at the Centre
Are you a teacher, learning coach, educational assistant, or health professional interested in learning more about teaching/supporting students with reading and writing disabilities and executive function issues? The Centre for Literacy is opening up its staff development sessions to professionals in our community. The sessions will be affordably priced to accommodate individuals who wish to learn more about evidence based strategies to support exceptional learners.
The Centre for Literacy is currently accepting students.
- 1:1 support for students struggling with reading and writing (all ages)
- 1:1 support for students in Visualizing and Verbalizing – a strategy to support reluctant and/or disorganized writers
- Elementary, junior and senior high math. Note that the focus of support for students in the elementary grades is for those with math disabilities or those who have struggled with math because of reading difficulties.
- Units of Sound Support. Units of Sound is a cloud based program that can help students with reading and writing. The minimum age for Units of Sound is 8 years. It may be used independently from home (ideally 3 to 5 times per week) complemented with periodic monitoring by Centre about three times during the summer. Units of Sound can also augment and enhance 1:1 programming between Centre visits.
- Computer Assisted Cloud based support for young children (Kindergarten to age 7) who have phonological programs. Specific cloud programs, to be used at home and at the Centre will be suggested based on the needs of a child.
Contact the Centre at 780-434-3698 for more information.
Literacy and Learning Day 2016
Kathryn Burke from the Centre for Literacy will once again be speaking at Literacy and Learning Day on October 22nd at the Expo Centre in Edmonton. She will be speaking about Learning Disabilities with Registered Psychologist Kim Unrau and on on why children may struggle to learn to read. Here are some valuable links and items which may be mentioned during that hint at what Kathryn and Kim will be saying.
Games for Teachers to enhance Phonemic Awareness and other Literacy Skills
- Florida Reading Centre: Games to play with preschool and kindergarten children to enhance reading readiness: Link to Search for Games by Topic
- Phonological Awareness – Games / activities from pre-school aged and along
From the National Reading Panel Study via the National Institute for Literacy
- Child Becomes a Reader: Birth through Preschool
- Child Becomes a Reader: Kindergarten through Grade 3
- Reading First: Helping Children Learn to Read – A Parent Guide
- Reading First – The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read
Great Videos to Help Inform:
- Decoding Dyslexia (New Zealand) Excellent short video on how the brain processes language
- What is Dyslexia: Neurodiversity from Ted Education
- Video FAQs on Learning Disabilities: Produced by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta
- Meet Max: A video about learning disabilities designed for an audience from 8-12 years of age. Produced by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta