Speaking & Exhibiting

Latest Happenings at FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING

         Speaking, Exhibiting, Teaching, Supervising Practicums, Consulting, Tutoring and Mentoring …

 


 

Speaking at LDAO Halton Solutions for Learning Conference – Breakthrough to Excellence – March 21, 2019 – Burlington, Ontario

Phonological Awareness and Incorporating Multisensory Instruction

There is an abundance of research on the importance of Phonological Awareness and its role in the development of word-level reading skills. Phonological Awareness refers to the ability to attend to the phonological structure (sounds) of language, or how oral language can be divided into smaller components and manipulated.  It has been shown that lack of phonemic awareness is often associated with difficulty in learning to read and new research by David Kilpatrick indicates that advanced phonemic awareness is critical to becoming a fluent reader.  The good news is that phonological awareness can be developed though carefully planned instruction starting at a young age.


Special Education Technician,Patrik Lowen, and Liisa Freure

Giving Keynote Presentation at First Nations Special Education Sharing Forum – Building Capacity in Education – January 30, 2019 – Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

DYSLEXIA 101 – What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability, and one of the most common causes of reading, writing and spelling difficulties. It exists across a spectrum, ranging from mild to severe, and occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels.  The impact that dyslexia has is different for each person and depends on the severity of the condition and the timeliness and effectiveness of instruction or remediation.  This introductory session will help attendees understand what dyslexia is (and what it is not), the signs and symptoms over the ages and stages, and the type of instruction that is essential to their learning. 

Speaking at ONBIDA’s 12th annual Literacy and Learning Conference, “Early Identification and Intervention Strategies,” in Toronto, Ontario – November 3rd, 2018

Liisa’s presentation, “What Makes O-G, O-G?”, focused on going beyond labels to understand WHAT practices and skills most benefit ALL students and are especially important for those who struggle with dyslexia. 

The term “Orton-Gillingham” is widely used by different people to mean different things, even by those familiar with its history.  What are the underlying principles of the O-G approach, and how might current research and evolving understanding of the structure of the English language impact practices?



Presenting at the 18th annual AOGPE Conference “Dyslexia On My Mind” in Boston, Massachusetts April 28-29, 2017

Investigating Morphology using a Structured Word Inquiry Approach

Liisa Freure, F/AOGPE, Owner, Fundamental Learning, Toronto, Canada

This workshop, given to 120 attendees, introduced the basics of a structured word inquiry approach. Using examples of word sums and matrices as tools we investigated the morphological structure of words and the relationships between words that share morphemes.

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Speaking at Understanding Dyslexia Conference – Toronto, Canada

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Liisa Freure was honoured to be one of several speakers invited to give a presentation to a sold-out crowd as part of Canada’s first Understanding Dyslexia Conference hosted by the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA) in partnership with Decoding Dyslexia Ontario.  Liisa’s presentation was on Teacher Training and Dyslexia:  What Our Teachers Need to Know and What Our Colleges Need to Be Doing to Help Them,

FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING also exhibited and met with many parents and teachers who were interested in learning more about training and how to support students with dyslexia.  

Click here for the full Conference agenda to see the list of speakers and topics.  Also, check out https://dyslexiclibrary.com‘s amazing Photo Essay coverage of the conference.  What a great day of learning and connecting with like-minded individuals.  Well done, ONBIDA and Decoding Dyslexia!

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Liisa Freure spoke at the first Canadian Understanding Dyslexia Conference for Parents, Families, and Educators at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.


Presenting at ONBIDA 11th Annual Literacy and Learning Conference – March 2016

Liisa Freure presented a workshop at the ONBIDA 11th Annual Literacy and Learning Conference – Finding Success in the Classroom – held at the Ontario Science Center in Toronto on March 5th, 2016.  Liisa’s workshop was entitled: Beyond “Magic E”:  An Introduction to Syllables and a few Basic Spelling Patterns.  Fundamental Learning was an exhibitor.

 

 


ONBIDA’s  10th Annual Literacy and Learning Conference

Fundamental Learning exhibited at the 10th Annual Literacy and Learning Conference in 2014 hosted by the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA).  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Practicum Supervision

Teachers who have completed their Orton-Gillingham coursework are now ready to begin working on a supervised practicum with students.  This is a wonderful opportunity to receive tutoring from a teacher who has completed an intensive training program and is putting theory into practice while continuing to work under the guidance of a Fellow of the Academy.  You have the benefit of two committed and skilled teachers!


Practicum Supervision

Teachers who have completed their Orton-Gillingham coursework are now ready to begin working on a supervised practicum with students.  This is a wonderful opportunity to receive tutoring from a teacher who has completed an intensive training program and is putting theory into practice while continuing to work under the guidance of a Fellow of the Academy.  You have the benefit of two committed and skilled teachers!