Myself & Lark from Beaches Reading Clinic are active members of Decoding Dyslexia: a fully parent-driven volunteer organization whom advocate for Ontario’s current struggling readers and for those yet to come. We raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support children with dyslexia, and share best practices regarding identification, remediation & support.  Currently in Ontario, if you have a child with Dyslexia they are most likely to be identified between Grades 4 and 6 and already be at least one grade level behind in their reading.

Additionally, if your child falls below “Level 3” in the Grade 3 EQAO for reading and writing, there is a higher probability that they will not be able to fully catch up.  For many children, that will mean they can’t take academic stream level courses at secondary school.  Even more worrisome is the much higher drop-out rate for students with learning disabilities. We need your help to raise the awareness of Dyslexia not only in October but throughout the year. The world has become a smaller place thanks to the Net and Social Media.

80 - 85% of students with an identified specific learning disability have a primary problem with reading and/or language.


​We are not yet able to accept donations but will keep you posted on our progress in 2018! 

We are also hoping to turn our little clinic into a model for what is desperately needed throughout Ontario and to get help to ALL students who need it.  With hopeful grant money, we could turn Beaches Reading Clinic, that currently only serves a very small geographical area in Toronto, into a MODEL that can be replicated across ALL of Ontario, including remote areas using our new technology: The Barton Remote Tutoring System via 

Our mission is to be able to reach all children in Ontario who need support. 


​In Canada

  • ​​42% of Canadians (ages 16-65) lack the appropriate literacy skills (Level 3 - the skill typically required for high school completion in Canada

  • There is a significant variation in literacy skills in Canada

  • 15% struggle with ANY printed text

  • Low literacy skills are found among 80% of prison inmates

  • 50% of adults with low literacy skills live below the poverty line

  • 30% of Grade 3 & 6 students in Ontario lack the expected literacy skills, even at this early stage (EQAO, 2008)

Contact Us

+1 416-319-7921

Decoding Dyslexia Ontario

We raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support children with dyslexia, and share best practices regarding identification, remediation & support.

The Reading Clinic

2034 Queen St E, 2nd Floor

Toronto, Ontario

M4L 1J4, Canada

Ontario Ministry of Education 2013-2014

  • 9.18% of the school population identified as exceptional BUT 16.59% of students in Ontario received some Special Education programs or services.

  • 41.4% of students identified as “exceptional” by an IPRC in Ontario were identified under the Learning Disability category and definition.

  • 3.8% of the school population identified for special education under LD BUT more likely 6.87% of students due to large numbers receiving support without formal identification.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2003)

Beaches Reading Clinic has just been Incorporated under the umbrella of The Toronto Centre for Dyslexia. We are in the process of getting the Centre off the ground.

A few of the ancillary programs will include a charity, a scholarship, a non-Profit, a homework club & free tutoring for low-income families.