Decoding Dyslexia Ontario is a grassroots movement driven by families in our province who are concerned with the limited access to interventions for children with dyslexia in our schools. We are parents, tutors, teachers & students who believe that all children should learn to read in the Province of Ontario. We formed in the fall of 2015 because we are concerned with the thousands of children with dyslexia in our province who are highly intelligent but learn to read in a different way and yet are not receiving the reading instruction that they need. We have been inspired by Decoding Dyslexia groups across the US & Canada who are working to build awareness and advocate for change in support of students with dyslexia.
We know that in Ontario, approximately 1 in 5 students struggles to learn to read because of dyslexia. This means that in any class in Ontario, there could be 4 or 5 children who are dyslexic. We want to share the increasing wealth of knowledge about dyslexia with parents, educators, policy makers and others so that these bright and capable children can receive the instruction and support they deserve to succeed both in school and in life.