Our Reading Specialist
For more than 20 years, Ruth Tougas has helped the university, college, secondary, and elementary students and individuals from the community to succeed.
She was a workshop facilitator in diffrerent community organizations and at schools such as at the YMCA and Concordia University, a tutor for students with disabilities at Concordia University, and a College Instructor at the General Santos Institute of Arts & Technology. She was also a Literacy Specialist at the Lester Pearson School in Verdun Montreal, where she assessed the individual student's reading strengths and needs, recommended by the Resource team, and provided literacy intervention and remediation to nonreaders and struggling readers with unparalleled SUCCESS!
With the goals of providing effective lifetime solutions to individuals with difficulties in learning to read, write, spell, and comprehend and to accommodate students from different schools and communities, on September 20, 2015, the Multisensory Reading Clinic was born - and all who have asked for her help, young and old, have made significant and permanent gains with 100% SUCCESS literacy intervention, remediation, and prevention!
Besides, she also works as a Literacy Consultant specializing in helping individuals with dyslexia and with other disabilities and disorders and gives literacy training and workshops to teachers and parents, mostly at schools in Laval and Montreal areas.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Literature. She studied Applied Human Sciences, specializing in Human Relations, at Concordia University, where she graduated with distinction. She has also studied inclusive education (special needs) at McGill with a GPA of 3.84/4.0 and at Harvard University's education & teacher training focusing on family engagement in education.
A Kurzweil 3000 Trainer, with expertise in customizing instructions based on individuals’ specific needs, she is also a Learning Disabilities Specialist, an Assistive Technology Specialist, and a Learning Strategist for individuals with learning disabilities and disorders and mental illness, where during her studies she achieved the highest grade of 99% and the average grade of 92% and graduated as SCHOLARS with perfect GPA (4.0/4.0) in all of the three programs.
A dyslexic herself, she has experience and training in different reading programs: The Wilson Reading System, the RX for Discovery Reading, the PCI Reading Program, and the Recipe for Reading, to mention only a few. She has also traveled extensively to the United States to obtain her Orton-Gillingham intensive training in Associate and Certified Levels and incorporate the Orton-Gillingham approach into her teaching. She also attends workshops and conferences both in Canada and in the United States to stay informed about education trends.
Furthermore, she is also a professional member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) in the United States and Canada, membership is restricted to professionals who have specialized training in structured instruction that aligns with the IDA Standards.