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Rx for Writing

August 21, 2019 - August 24, 2019


This two-day lecture and laboratory workshop is designed to train teachers to provide written language intervention in a group setting. Rx for Writing is specifically intended for students in grades 4-12 whose basic written expression skills are below expected standards. Rx for Writing builds and strengthens grammar and writing mechanics, semantics, syntax, and composition writing skills with an emphasis on the writing process. Language and higher-level thinking skills are developed and supported in this interactive, small-group intervention that covers research-based writing content while mediation, Socratic questioning, and the strengthening of cognitive functions will serve as the core methodology.

This course systematically teaches participants the methodology to develop these components. In this dynamic intervention, students’ written expression skills will be honed while their thinking and language skills will be strengthened, all within an atmosphere where writing skills are explicitly taught so anxiety and reluctance to write are reduced and thinking is maximized.

Dates & Times:

Online Portion (Live):
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019,  5:00 – 9:00 pm

Onsite Portion:
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | NILD Canada Head Office, Waterloo, ON

Out of province participants can join us for the entire workshop via our online platform. Two important considerations:

  1. You will need a laptop or desktop computer (PC or MAC) with camera, audio and microphone capability as well as a reliable internet connection.
  2. You will need to have a volunteer (adult or student) available with you for part of Saturday in order to practice and demonstrate the technique.


  • Registered Educational Therapist: $575.00 (Save $100, register by July 24! Use code “earlybird” at checkout to save $100!)
  • Non-therapist: $625.00  (Save $100, register by July 24! Use code “earlybird” at checkout to save $100!)


Rx for Writing Syllabus

Registration Deadline: 

August 12, 2019



August 21, 2019
August 24, 2019
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