Beaches Reading Clinic was started as an outcome of my experience in supporting my own daughter who was diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia in late Gr. 2, 2014. I spent countless hours researching, learning and understanding more about Dyslexia in order to find a effective solution to support my daughter. Thankfully we found a wonderful mom/tutor who worked with Kailyn for almost 3 years using the amazing Barton System until she moved up north. I purchased the System to take over Kailyn's tutoring. My youngest daughter Kara, in Grade 3 was just diagnosed in October with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and in addition she will require Speech & Language therapy for her oral/auditory language deficits. My clinic began to grow as did my journey as a mompreneur!
As a Certified, Elementary/Secondary teacher with the TDSB for 17 years, my heart breaks knowing that my daughters ALONG WITH 1/5 STUDENTS will not receive access to her basic human right, to become literate in our school system. I have left my full-time teaching career to put all my energy and time into supporting students with Dyslexia & Dysgraphia. We know when some children fail to read even after using scientifically tested teaching methods, these children need to be quickly identified and provided with systematic and explicit structured literacy-based reading instruction (Orton-Gillingham), as promoted by the International Dyslexia Association.
WAITING TO FAIL IS NO LONGER AN ACCEPTABLE OPTION.