Workshops

PossAbilities offers different workshops to parents, teachers and students on many topics related to learning disabilities. read more

Consulting/Advocacy

PossAbilities educational consulting and advocacy services provide support and information that enable you to become your child’s best advocate at school. read more

Educational Planning

PossAbilities offers support in understanding Individual Education Plans (IEP's) and Psycho-Educational Reports.  read more

PossAbilities is an Ottawa based company that was created on the premise that when you "light up" or focus on a child's abilities then there are endless possibilities for positive solutions.


I've seen too many parents frustrated, upset and worried about what to do when their child is struggling at school. I want to help parents navigate this tricky road and empower them to advocate positively for the needs of their child.


About Me

I am a passionate special education teacher with over 19 years experience teaching in the classroom. I have primarily taught children with learning disabilities and understand the complexities involved in having a child who struggles academically and or socially. I believe that every student can succeed to the best of their abilities if given the proper supports.  

I am committed to collaborative problem solving, looking at the whole child, and focusing on a child's strengths, in order to find solutions that work.  I am an optimistic, caring and compassionate teacher who advocates for the success of all students. I achieve this goal by finding modifications, accommodations and altering delivery in order to teach to the student's learning style and strength. I teach my students how to work within a positive mindset and I truly believe that if you say "you can" you will be able to.

I have an extensive understanding of language based learning disabilities such as  Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Written Expression challenges and I am an expert in teaching children how to read and spell.  I have training in Orton Gillingham and Real Spelling. I have a solid knowledge and understanding of children with ADHD, with Non Verbal Learning Disability (NLD), Autism Spectrum Disorder which includes Aspergers, and Pervasive Development  Disorder. I have also worked with children with Anxiety Disorders. The disability does not define the child. The child's strengths, talents and individuality defines the child.


Sharon Reichstein

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Major

Developmental Services Worker Diploma

Bachelor of Education - Special Education 1 and 2

Psychometric Level B Assessment Designation

 


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