Dyslexia Resource Centre in the News

CHCH TV Chanel (Wednesday, September 07, 2011 )

Hamilton centre helping those with dyslexia

Watching a child struggle with a learning disability is very difficult. It's even more tragic if it's misdiagnosed. Fortunately for Southern Ontario there is a very specialized resource centre in Hamilton that can make a world of difference.
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This resource centre isn't just for children. the staff also tutors adults with dyslexia. Unfortuately, the sad reality, regardless of age: there is no government subsidy. Services must be paid for, out of pocket.....

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Hamilton Spectator wire services (Apr 30, 2007)

Striving for A

Sarah was told being dyslexic meant she should be satisfied with Bs and Cs. She wasn't. Assistive technology such as voice recognition software and textbooks on CDs shine light on Sarah's brightness.

The turning point in the struggle with our daughter's dyslexia came during Sarah's sophomore year in high school. She and I were in her bedroom, and, as usual, I was reading her lessons aloud to her. We'd started with chemistry, where I had barely navigated through the thicket of the periodic table. (Molybdenum? Yttrium?) Now we were deep into our third hour of advanced placement world history and reviewing a chapter on Chinese history....

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Hamilton Spectator wire services (Mar 23, 2007)

Two-minute job shadow

Penny Greenberg Co-director with Catharine Adams of The Dyslexia Resource Centre

Who: Penny Greenberg

Job: Co-director with Catharine Adams of The Dyslexia Resource Centre (www.dyslexiahamilton.ca).

Responsible for: Tutoring people with dyslexia, conducting assessments, organizing workshops and other community resources.

How she got there: As a classroom teacher, she coached a dyslexic student using a multi-sensory reading program. She began teaching other students before setting up the company with Catharine in 1999.

A teaching background helps: Also lots of patience and understanding.

A typical day has her: Encouraging students to feel raised letters and listen to word sounds -- using all the brain's pathways to overcome dyslexia.

Typical hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. four days a week.

Most students come to her: Around Grade 3 or 4. But it's never too late -- her oldest student is 34.

Biggest success stories: Kids who began tutorials at about eight years old who are now on the high school honours list.

Did you know: Dyslexics don't read words backwards or upside-down -- they simply have difficulty associating written words with their spoken forms.

Words of wisdom: With multi-sensory teaching, dyslexia doesn't have to be a lifelong condition.

Read in Hamilton Spectator

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