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CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE

Credentials

Sonja holds a B.A. degree from the University of Toronto. She received further training to become a dyslexia therapist in 2001 with the Canadian Dyslexia Centre and is a certified Orton-Gillingham practitioner. She is qualified to provide dyslexia assessments and has extensive knowledge in the area of learning disabilities, and learning differences. As a member of the International Dyslexia Association, she was the 2014 recipient of the conference scholarship to attend the San Diego conference.

Sonja is also an accomplished musician and has a major in Music History. She began as an instructor with the Ontario Conservatory of Music at the age of 16 years, and later received a Certificate of Appreciation for dedicated service as a member of the staff. The many trophies and other awards earned in music competitions attest to her love and dedication to excellence in music.

Experience

  • More than 35 years teaching experience
  • Homeschooled her 4 children for many years
  • Worked with students having dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences
  • Provided assistance to adults writing the PATI (police exam)
  • Has provided dozens of students with dyslexia assessments
  • Studied under Dr. David Harris in the U.K. in the application of coloured lenses to improve rate of reading
  • Received instruction in the correct implementation of the Canadian Achievement Test from Dr. Ernest Cheng of the Canadian Test Center
  • Member of the University of Toronto Concert Choir for 3 years
  • Played accordion in many concerts and competitions in the 60's, 70's, and 80's

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