Our Passion for helping dyslexic students achieve success drives us to encourage a better understanding of the complex relationship between dyslexic strengths and weaknesses. We have been delivering a successful remediation program for over 30 years and have witnessed remarkable student progress in reading and writing.
Yet, we still ache for the frustration and lack of dignity suffered regularly by dyslexic students when their teachers, peers or family lack true understanding of their core dyslexic strengths and weaknesses.
It is for this reason that we have an added mission:
To change attitudes!
- Attitudes about remediation
- Attitudes about people with dyslexia
- Attitudes about academic accommodations
- Attitudes about the potential of individuals with dyslexia
- Attitudes about being dyslexic
- Attitudes about having students with dyslexia in the regular classroom
It is for this reason that we offer workshops:
The following workshop is offered to families, teachers and other professionals:
“Experience Dyslexia: Feel Like a Struggling Reader”
Beginning with a brief PowerPoint presentation (5 -10 minutes) that explains the unique biology of the dyslexic student, the workshop quickly becomes a hands-on, lively and thought-provoking activity for anyone interested in better understanding the struggles of students with dyslexia. The Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association developed the two activities that are presented. With their permission, Logical Letters brought these activities to Montreal and has now expanded upon them. Looking forward to a better future for dyslexic students, this workshop provides a deeper understanding of what dyslexic students go through every time they try to read or write. The first activity enables the participants to experience how difficult it is to comprehend a passage when a percentage of words are inaccessible. Next a new alphabet is taught and participants will “feel” the stress and exhaustion of continual decoding when they are reading or writing “dyslexic style”. Discussion follows each interactive activity.
Screening of the eye-opening James Redford movie The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia is added to the simulation for increased awareness.
Total time frame: 2.5 hours
Participants are left with a folder of pertinent information for their review of this workshop and continued exploration of dyslexic issues.
We have found a wonderfully positive change in attitude from those who have participated in these enlightening awareness initiatives. If you would like to participate, please sign up here:
I still remember in grade 1 and 2 screaming at the top of my lungs that I would never learn how to read and write and if it was not for Logical Letters, I probably never would have. I am now graduating CEGEP under my own sails!
Dyslexia is not due to a lack of intelligence, it's a lack of access. It's like, if you're dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process.