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Science of Advanced Reading

Every Student Reading Efficiently.

Halifax Learning delivers SpellRead, a structured literacy program that meets the needs of all developing readers including those struggling with a learning disability, dyslexia, ADD, etc. Halifax Learning has provided the gold standard in program delivery since 1999 and supported the learning needs of thousands of struggling readers.



The Evidence in Evidence-Based

Halifax Learning’s delivery of SpellRead has been rigorously tested.  SpellRead has been part of numerous clinical studies, the results of which are published in journals and reading research foundations such as the Florida Centre for Reading Research and What Works Clearinghouse. These results show SpellRead to be the number one program in developing reading comprehension.


Our Story

Locally Grown

SpellRead was developed in Prince Edward Island by Dr. Kay MacPhee. The program was brought to Halifax in the late 1990s by Sarah Arnold with support from Dr. Wayne MacDonald, the Chief of Psychology at the lWK Children’s Hospital. Today, the program is widely accepted and referred to by psychologists, speech therapists and educators alike.


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Real. Sustainable. Results!

Halifax Learning offers effective, sustainable results that continue to improve long after our students graduate from the program!

Our students improved their word decoding skills on average by 5.4 grade levels and real word spelling skills by 1.6 grade levels.

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