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Dyslexia and the Brain

During this Community Education Night, Fraser Academy’s Colleen Chow, Accredited Training Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and Executive Director, Training & Learning, will discuss the learning process for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences in relation to the developing brain.

During this presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to:
  • Learn how the brain is organized for the processing of language
  • Dive deep into the different brain pathways used for students with dyslexia and other learning differences during reading
  • Understand the value of multisensory instruction when teaching students with dyslexia

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:30pm

Where: In-person at Fraser Academy, 2294 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Who: Families, educators, and members of the greater community are invited to attend this session.

Registration: The event is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required.

About the Presenter

Colleen Chow
Executive Director, Training & Learning; Accredited Training Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy

Colleen Chow has been a Learning Specialist at Fraser Academy since 2008 and is currently the Executive Director, Training & Learning. Ms. Chow is an Accredited Training Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA), an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Certified Dyslexia Specialist, and a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET) through the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD). In addition to working with young students, Ms. Chow trains educators in the Orton-Gillingham approach to instruction.