About Bridge to Development

IMG_6146Understanding that print conveys meaning whether to “request a cookie” or write a college paper” is a step towards future autonomy. Pont dʼApprentisage Tutoring center (Bridge Reading) is a place where all children are welcome to take the meaning of print to its furthest point within their own capabilities.

The center was established in 1985 to offer a specialized pre -reading program for young children with developmental delays. Over time, it has grown to include specialized programs developed in reading, writing and math in English and French for all children with different learning styles from preschool through adulthood. Parent training is available as an extension of the work the students do at the center or to homeschooling parents who would like guidance.

Who we are

A parent consultation and tutoring center on the West Island of Montreal where families gather to receive services , share information struggles and accomplishments. The center is under the direction of Patricia Wright and Shannon Kelly.

Patricia, a teacher with 48 years of experience both in the public and private sector directs all matters relating to academics.

a certified RDI® (Relationship Development Intervention) consultant, directs parent programs.

Kathleen Hewitt worked as a Special Education Technician in the public sector for 10 years.  She is trained in the method and has been tutoring specialized reading and math programs in the centre since it’s opening.

Monica, B.A. Psychology and certified RDI® consultant, directs Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) supports and programs for non-verbal students.


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