The Port Hope Learning Centre

64 Charles Street,
Port Hope, ON L1A 1S5
Tel: 613 513 5015

The Founder of The Port Hope Learning Centre

After a rewarding career as a state (Toronto District School Board) and private school (Upper Canada College) teacher and with years of experience as an international school principal, Judith Dennison, has returned to Canada to devote her life to working with students who process language differently. These students are labelled, Dyslexic, ADD, ADHD and sometimes identified as slow learners. All of them have difficulty Reading, Writing and Spelling. Some have difficulty actually printing their letters. Because of her interest in these children Judith has trained as an Academic Therapist in the Orton Gillingham Method using phonological awareness as the basis for literacy remediation.

Academic Background

Judith's academic background is well-suited to this program. She holds her Principal's Qualifications from OISE and Hons. B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Toronto; a teaching diploma from Toronto Teacher's College and Ontario Certification in Special Education, English As A Second Language and French As A Second Language. Judith also has International Baccalaureate Certification in the Primary Years Program and Middle School Co-ordinators Program. She is certified as a Master Teacher in Research-Based Reading using the Orton Gillingham Method.

Judith's experience spans 26 years as an Elementary and Middle School teacher in Toronto and 7 years as an international school principal. She is a member in good standing of The Ontario College of Teachers and a passionate advocate of literacy as a right for all individuals.