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Register Now for Study Skills and Exam Strategies on February 21st and 28th! 

Register for our popular Study Skills and Exam Strategies Class. We have a session for Grade 7 to Post Secondary students on Tuesday, February 21st and 28th from 7-8:30 pm.

Click here for more information. Registrations may be taken over the phone at 780-434-3698.

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.

Literacy and Learning Day 2016

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Kathryn Burke from the Centre for Literacy was a speaker at Literacy and Learning Day on October 22nd at the Expo Centre in Edmonton. Check out the links below for information mentioned in Kathryn’s presentations and copies of her slides.

Click here to download Kathryn and Kim Unrau’s presentation: Introduction to Learning Disabilities

Click here to download Kathryn’s presentation: Why Some Children Struggle to Learn to Read

Here are some valuable links to items which may be mentioned during Kathryn and Kim’s presentation.

Games for Teachers to enhance Phonemic Awareness and other Literacy Skills

From the National Reading Panel Study via the National Institute for Literacy

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 The Centre for Literacy is currently accepting students. 

Services include:

  • 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.