AutismBC Goes: Summer Reading Workshop (Grades 4-7)
June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
As Summer is upon us, the school support and routine is removed from our lives. The transition to summer can be difficult for many in the autism community. One of our community members, Manjit Torrance, a district literacy mentor, wanted to share about one of her passions: Reading. We will talk about how setting up a reading and learning routine with your child can be beneficial. Reading is a really great summer hobby and one of the best gifts you can give your child. Plan some fun family reading time into your summer schedule!
Join us for a 1.5 hour Zoom presentation called Ready, Set, Read! (Gr. 4-7)
What to expect:
- Learn how to ask higher-level questions that involve making inferences.
- Learn about reading genres and the main messages the author tries to show.
- Get to a great start this summer on establishing reading routines with your child.
Sign up HERE to Join our Zoom Meeting and get some tips about summer reading programs, a zoom link will be sent out closer to the date
About the Presenter – Manjit Torrance
I am currently a District Literacy Teacher with the Vancouver School Board. I have had the privilege of being a District Literacy Mentor and Summer School Principal. When my son was diagnosed as being dyslexic, I completed a certificate in Orton Gillingham from Surrey college. My best learning comes from being a classroom teacher from kindergarten to grade seven. Recently, I have graduated from UBC with a Master’s in Education and a concentration in Special Education. My best teachers are my two children who both have conquered their learning challenges. My inspiration comes from their resilience and determination that have been acquired over time.
Other services offered by Manjit:
- Orton Gillingham Approach to Spelling: Automaticity & Repetition Made Fun!
If you are struggling with how to support your child’s spelling skills, then this is the workshop for you. Learn a few tricks on how to use a multisensory approach to spelling those challenging words. No longer need to copy words out repeatedly. Walk away with several spelling games and activities to do at home.
- Reading Assessments
If you are unsure what grade level your child is reading at, then join me for a two one-hour session consultation time where I will assess your child and give you specific skills that they need to work on. Two different forms of assessment will be used including anecdotal notes for you to keep. Correct book level materials will also be recommended. The best reading experiences and growth happens when you start at the level your child is at independently.
- Consultation ($80/hour)
- Orton Gillingham Tutoring ($55/hour)
- Strategies for supporting your neurodiverse child
- Executive Functioning Support
- Study Routines
- Support for parents to help child with homework