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Rx for Writing – Pre-Conference Course

April 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT

This two-day lecture and laboratory course 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:

April 19 & 20, 2018
8:30am – 5:00pm (both days)


Homewood Suites by Hilton®
45 Benjamin Road, St. Jacobs, ON N2V 2G8


  • Registered Educational Therapist: $495.00 (price goes up to $570 on March 24)
  • Non-therapist: $550.00 (price goes up to $625 on March 24)

** Register for this course and our Annual Conference and receive am additional $75 off the course price! **


Rx for Writing Syllabus

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Waterloo/St. Jacobs has reserved a block of rooms at a special reduced rate for our course and conference attendees. Rooms start as low as $136.00/night. (And you can use these rates for all of 2018 if you mention NILD Canada!)

For more information and to book your room, go here

Registration Deadline: 

April 12, 2018

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April 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am EDT
April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT