Our son, Benjamin (Ben) is a nine-year-old with many strengths including those that come from Dyslexia. He is curious and wise for his age, and is always excited about exploring the outdoors and building imaginative worlds in Lego and Minecraft. This is his second year at James Cameron (JCS) and he has gone from viewing school as a...Read More
As an occupational therapist, many of the children I work with have difficulties with written output. These challenges may be related to difficulties with letter formation, or deficits in visual motor integration, motor coordination, and/or fine motor strength. Often times, these children have difficulties creating legible writing, or writing at a speed that allows them to keep up with the information presented during class. Sometimes, their fingers fatigue or their hands get sore. Handwriting is one of a few means of...Read More
As a young professional woman I have run into many people who throw around the word, “dyslexia.” If they accidently write a word wrong they say, “oh, maybe I’m dyslexic.” If they jumble up their words they say, “the dyslexia is coming out,” and if they can’t explain something the way they want it explained they say, “I must be dyslexic.” The word, dyslexia, has become a ‘pop,’ word in our culture.
If I am to be truthful I cannot stand people...Read More
What will tomorrow bring? Many of us love planning for the future; we get excited about vacations, job opportunities, or buying a house. Unfortunately this joy is not shared by all. The fear of high school can be crippling for those who struggle with learning...Read More
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is a time when people pay special attention to children and adults with learning disabilities.
One in 10 Canadians live with a learning disability. Some people may think that learning disabilities are due to a lack of intelligence or laziness. However, children with learning disabilities regularly have average to above average intelligence, but may have weaker neurological processes that can be strengthened through evidence-based instruction.
What does the...Read More