Basic Computer Skills

The Yarmouth Learning Network has offers one-on-one and group instruction in Basic Computer Skills.  Everything from getting started with a computer, learning specific computer skills to connecting with others and researching and evaluating online information.  Students  learn:

 Basic Computer Operations Basic Security 
 Computer Care Email Management 
 Word Processing & Printing  Social Media
 Presentations Online Web Browsing 


The Orton-Gillingham Approach

Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.

YCLN instructor, Julie Nickerson, completed the OG training requirements in October 2014 and graduated in April, 2015.  She is one of the first NSSAL (Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning) adult educators in the province to be providing free OG tutoring to adults.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is most often associated with a one-on-one teacher-student instructional model. Reading, spelling and writing difficulties have been the dominant focus of the approach although it has been successfully adapted for use with students who exhibit difficulty with mathematics.


The Orton-Gillingham Approach always is focused upon the learning needs of the individual student. Students with dyslexia need to master the same basic knowledge about language and its relationship to our writing system as any who seek to become competent readers and writers. However, because of their dyslexia, they need more help than most people in sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language for thinking and use. Language elements that non-dyslexic learners acquire easily must be taught directly and systematically.


Special Interests

Within the contexts of Literacy, students may find they have specific interests or needs. Often this leads to assistance with or lessons in...


  Apprentice Math Personal Finances
 Job Applications Health & Wellness
 Resumes & Cover Letters Driver's License
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