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Ms. Laurie D. Leason
M.Ed., OCT, Fellow/AOGPE, Orton-Gillingham Language Therapist, USA

Laurie D. Leason, Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE), completed her Masters of Science in Education, Reading Specialist PreK-12, and is a member of the Ontario Teachers College in Canada. She has been in the field of education for over 15 years, providing instruction at public and private schools, and extensive one-on-one and small group instruction with the Associate and Certified Levels of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators. Laurie has specialized in the field of learning difficulties and multisensory language remediation using the Orton-Gillingham approach, and has served on the WNY Board of the International Dyslexia Association. She is a passionate advocate for effective mediation of literacy skills and evidence-based teaching, particularly for students with language-based learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Her Orton-Gillingham training began when two of her children were diagnosed as dyslexic. Dyslexia runs in her family, so she has personal as well as professional knowledge.
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