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April 20, 2020


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April 19-25 marks National Volunteer Week.   As a not-for-profit organization the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County relies on volunteers for almost everything we do.   In a time when people are stressed and busy, why would people volunteer? The article below outlines the value of volunteering for everyone involved – volunteers, organizations, businesses and society. LDAWC would not exist without the dedicated volunteers that form our Board of Directors, various committees as

April 14, 2020

Building Self-Esteem

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So many kids with learning disabilities and ADHD suffer from low self-esteem.  They often feel constantly corrected and perpetually punished which contributes to their low self-esteem.  It is not easy to boost a child but the article below is a positive article on how to help support kids in this area.  The focus of these steps is on children’s natural talents, creating connections and  rewarding effort.  The ADHD Soul Shine Kit: Build Your Child’s Self
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April 6, 2020

National Siblings Day -April 10th

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HAPPY SIBLINGS DAY April 10th is National Siblings Day! They may have annoyed us when we were younger, but few people know us as intimately as our siblings. Take a moment today to call your brother or sister and reminisce about all those times you drove each other (and your parents) crazy. This day is also a day to reflect on the impact LDs in the family can have on siblings.   This interesting article
This article from Children’s Mental Health Ontario gives suggestions like: Keep your own anxiety and fears in mind, encourage helpful and realistic routine and predictability, do not try to recreate school/community routines but make this time your own, be active in any way possible, talk to kids and loved ones. There are lots of good tips and info in this article. As a mom working at home, a spouse who is an essential worker, and

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 & Learning from Home

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Many families are struggling to manage children’s learning while away from the classroom.   What was supposed to be two weeks after March Break has now extended indefinitely which can be very stressful for parents as well as students who require the structure and instruction of the classroom to learn.  The government has developed some online resources to try and curb the time not in the classroom.  I haven’t yet reviewed to see if this is
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