Christine van de Vijsel, M.Ed. is certified as a Reading Clinician by the Province of Manitoba. Prior to her clinical assignment with The Child Guidance Clinic (a.k.a. Children’s Special Services) of the Winnipeg School Division, she taught elementary grades in the Louis Riel School Division for many years. She continues private practice as a reading clinician, language therapist, and dyslexia specialist for children with reading, writing and spelling challenges. She has pursued extensive specialized instruction and training in the area of learning disability in reading or ‘dyslexia’.
Christine has earned certification as an instructor in the Hill Learning System which specializes in teaching individual lessons within a group setting. Christine has earned her Dyslexia Specialist Certificate from Adam State University, Colorado. Currently, Christine is training and working as a ‘Fellow-in-training’ with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She is also certified by the International Dyslexia Association as a Tier 3 Dyslexia Therapist.
In 2009 she was a recipient of the ‘Celebrate Literacy Award’ awarded by the International Reading Association and the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg for exemplary service in the promotion of literacy.
Christine serves as a member of the Board of the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association where she represents the interests and advocates for all Manitoba families and their children. She is a founding member of the Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba, an non-profit organization which advocates for families with children in the school system. DCM provides training for teachers and other professionals seeking information expertise in the area of specific learning disability in reading.