Saturday October 17th, 2020 is the date of our 6th Annual Family Conference. We will once again be providing this conference free to attendees due to the generous support of SickKids Foundation and Shearers Foods. Our family conference focuses on the well-being of students and their families, and brings valuable information from education professionals. This years break-out sessions include: The Science of Reading Rocks (an LDA Reading Tutoring Program)Addressing Reading Difficulties at SchoolMental Health &
This week we are sharing a Vlog (video blog) about summer schedules, presented by Shari Stock, the Academic Director of Camp Kodiak.   Schedules are something that most our of kids thrive on and count on.  Summer camps and schools rely on schedules, as do most workplaces. Schedules have been thrown off (or thrown out) due to all the changes that have occurred during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You may also have noticed that your kids become wild,
The 6th Annual LDAWC Family Conference date is Saturday October 17, 2020 (cost is FREE). While we are still unsure whether our conference will be virtual or in-person, we have our Keynote and breakout session speakers booked. We would like to introduce you to Ann Douglas, who will be our keynote speaker presenting: “Parenting in an Age of Anxiety: A Stress and Anxiety Toolkit for Parents”. For two decades Ann Douglas has been writing
Many kids with learning disabilities also struggle with social issues.   It seems unfair that kids who struggle academically also have difficulties with this aspect of their life.  LDAO has outlined some helpful strategies for improving social competency.   As with any other skill, practice can make a difference and make every interaction a little bit more successful.  Social Skills and LDs We would love to hear from you if you have tried one of
As we have come to the end of the traditional school year, which has been anything but traditional this year, I have started to think about how to continue the learning into the summer.   I have a reluctant reader so it is not easy to get her to pick up a book over the summer – creativity is required.   I came across this interesting idea of reading bingo.  This visual provides choice in
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