Right to Read Online


The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA) is proud to present the Online version of the Right to Read program.

This course will teach you how to screen for deficits in foundational reading skills: oral language, phonological skills, and print-based skills involved in early reading and then provide interventions to support growth in these areas.

The LDAA has partnered with Foothills Academy Outreach to offer the online version of this course, created to be flexible for professionals who have busy lifestyles, with a learning platform that is open 24/7 and can be accessed in the comfort of your own home. You will be provided with opportunities to complete article readings and reviews, listen to and view videos of experts in the field, and connect with other teachers through group discussions. We will be creating a sense of community throughout the course where you will have many opportunities to share your practices.

Course Objectives, Outcomes, and Work

The course is composed of 6 parts:

  • Preamble: Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness and Phonics.
  • Introduction to the Reading Readiness Screening Tool (RRST).
  • Part 1: Assess & Teach Expressive Vocabulary and Sentence Syntax
  • Part 2: Assess & Teach Segmenting & Blending
  • Part 3: Assess & Teach Deletion & Isolation
  • Part 4: Assess & Teach Letter/Word Identification, Recognition & Encoding

You will learn about reading research, phonological and phonemic awareness, and the Reading Readiness Screening Tool (RRST). The goal of the course is to provide you with a multi-faceted understanding of the RRST. You will learn how to interpret the results of the RRST and implement reading intervention strategies to support your students by using the results of the RRST to inform your instruction. You will also be immersed in the foundational skills of reading to increase your competencies in helping children learn to read, including exploration of word skills, text skills, syllable skills, graphemes, phonemes, and phonics.

Participants are saying:

This training and tool are leading to very good results for our students.
I found it very informative and more in depth than I expected.

Online Workshop Cost and Registration

Course fee is $300.00 and it includes the RRST, teacher and parent resources.

2023-24 Online Workshops