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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. 

More recently, Dr. Jamie Metsala has published research using our student results.  Here is the link to her most recent publication. 


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.


Our core values and guiding principles underpin the way we work to bring the joy of reading to every child. Read more now ...

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Teachers, are you looking for ways to bring SoR into your classroom? 

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We also have a website dedicated to Educators.  Visit for more information. 


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Right To Read Inquiry

The OHRC released its report on the Right to Read Inquiry in February 2022. Learn more about the Right to Read Inquiry Recommendations. Visit Section 10 of the Report where SpellRead is listed as one of the proven SoR programs currently being used in Ontario public schools.

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Celebrating Reading Success and Reading Science!

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We have assembled a variety of resources to help you and your family with their literacy journey. You will find:

  • Webinars
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  • Our Results
  • Downloads and more

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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.

Click here to see our most recent student results from Spring 2022..