LDAWC- 7th Annual Family Conference

Don’t miss this year’s exciting line up of speakers at the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County’s 7th Annual Family Conference! It is being held virtually and is FREE to attend, but registration is required. The theme this year will be social skills and learning disabilities. Keynote speaker will be world-renowned author and presenter, Rick Lavoie. The day will include two breakout sessions with your choice of speakers to choose from. For more information, check … Continue reading LDAWC- 7th Annual Family Conference

Summer is half-way done…any ideas for fun?

There are lots of ideas for fun to be found when it comes to summer activities, but what kind of activities best supports your child’s learning disability? Laura Phillips, PsyD, ABPdN has come up with a great list of ideas to keep your child motivated and engaged in her Child Mind Institute article, Summer Activities for Kids with Learning Disorders. So take the time to review them and see if you can squeeze one or … Continue reading Summer is half-way done…any ideas for fun?

Supporting Students with Dysgraphia

This week we want to help teachers prepare for the upcoming school year with a video on how they can support the students who may be showing signs of Dysgraphia.  It’s the perfect time for teachers to think about ways they will support their students in September. Things like larger pencils or pencils with special grips, speech to text software, computers and even additional time to complete written work. Why is this important? Because when … Continue reading Supporting Students with Dysgraphia

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Let’s Work on our Social Skills

Teachers and parents alike sometimes struggle to find tools that help children develop their social skills. Let’s face it, these are skills that many of us take for granted. For a lot of us, social skills come easy. We jump in and out of conversations, we can read people’s faces and body language and we can understand when people are being sarcastic or sincere in their tone. For those that struggle with social skills, it’s … Continue reading Let’s Work on our Social Skills

What is a Language-Based Learning Disability?

You have noticed that you child is struggling when it comes to their reading, but what about their speaking, listening and writing? Are you noticing some delays or frustration in these areas? Are you concerned it may be a language-based learning disability? Patricia W. Newhall has put together an excellent article for LDOnline that discusses the difference between a language-based disability or a language difficulty and the signs that can help determine the need for … Continue reading What is a Language-Based Learning Disability?