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Transition Resource

As students move through school it is critical that they start to learn how to advocate for themselves.  This learning program helps to outline the critical times as students transition – into Grade 9, planning for post-secondary and finishing Grade 12.  There is additional information on exams, work and life skills as well as advocacy and student well-being. It is suggested that  parents take a look and consider asking their high school students to review some … Continue reading Transition Resource

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Tips for your Teens & Tweens: Coping with Stress & Learning at Home

Being a Tween or Teen can be tough when life is normal.  With the restrictions due to COVID-19  it is even harder. Many important milestones, in the lives of youth, have been altered this spring. Many activities have been cancelled: graduations, trips, driving lessons, sports, clubs, etc.   Socializing and gaining independence are very important for teens and tweens.  Youth may resist help and routines suggested by parents. Future events can seem so far away … Continue reading Tips for your Teens & Tweens: Coping with Stress & Learning at Home

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Learning Disabilities & Employment

Adults have learning disabilities too!   So much of our focus is on supporting children and their families through the academic challenges that can come with their academic career but we also need to acknowledge that for many, learning disabilities also impact adults in the workplace.  In school, students with learning disabilities vary greatly in their need for support. Some need a special school, some a special class, some resource support, and some cope nicely … Continue reading Learning Disabilities & Employment

COVID-19 & Learning from Home

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 … Continue reading COVID-19 & Learning from Home