Laurie D. Leason, Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators, completed her Masters of Science in Education, Reading Specialist PreK-12, and is a member of the Ontario Teachers College. She has been in the field of education for over 16 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, and teacher training with the Fellow Level of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators in the United States, Canada, Dubai, Thailand and Australia.
Laurie has specialized in the field of learning difficulties and multisensory language remediation using the Orton-Gillingham approach, and has served on, and is a member of 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.