Dr. Valdine Björnson: My Journey to the Science of Reading
Dr. Valdine Björnson
Dr. Björnson (EdD) has earned a Doctor of Education degree focusing on adults with dyslexia in Manitoba. She has also completed a MEd. (Reading Clinician Certification), Special Education Certificate, C-TESL, and a Graduate Certificate (M. A. Program) in International Education. She is certified by the International Dyslexia Association as a Tier 3 Structured Literacy-Dyslexia Specialist. She has worked in several Manitoba school divisions and international schools teaching EAL, music, and in early years classrooms. Over the past several years, she has served as a Reading Clinician-Specialist at University, in public schools, and in private practice. Valdine frequently provides workshops, training, and professional development for educators across Canada and internationally.
Dr. Björnson founded the Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba in order to provide evidence-based professional development to Manitoba educators as well as advocacy and intervention to students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Her courses include Classroom Educator and Associate accredited courses with the Orton-Gillingham Academy.
Bjornson, V. C. V. (2021). “Digging a Hole With a Fork”: Investigating Reading Difficulty in Manitoba: An Exploratory Case Study of Adults (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
“Digging a Hole With a Fork”: Investigating Reading Difficulty in Manitoba: An Exploratory Case Study of Adults
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