We work one-on-one with each child and their family to develop a plan for diagnosis and remediation. Children graduate from our programs with a keen understanding of their learning strengths and challenges and the tools and strategies to help themselves through high school and beyond. We provide parents with educational consultation and financial planning options to help them advocate for their children and source the best tools for their child.
Note: Our mandate is to work with children who have a suspected or diagnosed Learning Disability. This is categorized as a ‘Q’ designation by the Ministry of Education. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to serve children with other disabilities such as Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Disabilities. If you child has a Learning Disability and a second disability then please get in touch with our Program Manager to discuss this further.
One-to-One Summer Tutoring
Don’t fall behind this summer! Bridge the learning gap between June and September with twice-weekly reading, writing, and math tutoring at LDS.
Program runs July 2 – August 15, 2019 and is offered in East Vancouver or on the North Shore.
- East Vancouver – 2 x 60-minute sessions offered Mondays – Thursdays, 9am – 5pm at 3292 East Broadway, Vancouver (near Rupert Skytrain)
- North Shore – Times and Locations TBA.
Spaces are limited, so email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-873-8139 ext 101 to get started.
Note: If you have any of the following documents for your child, please attach them to your email. This can help us assess your child for the program more quickly.
- Psycho-Educational Assessment
- Current School Report Card
- Available medical reports from a General Practitioner, Pediatrician, and/or specialist, including an ADHD diagnosis (if applicable)
- Available reports from a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and/or Speech Language Therapist, including a speech and language assessment (if applicable)
- Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment from the previous year
One-on-One Remedial Instruction (School Year)
LDS’s core program services children across Vancouver who have a suspected or diagnosed Learning Disability.* After an in-depth intake meeting, children are matched with skilled instructors who specialize in their specific age group and LD. Through one-on-one remedial instruction twice per week throughout the year, children work toward their academic goals, and to close the achievement gap. Extensive progress monitoring and a standard practice for all clients provides consistent and credible delivery of service, plus assurance that the intervention is effective.
In addition to their academic goals, our tutors and staff work with families to educate them about a child’s unique learning challenges, and foster a more caring, understanding home life, which ultimately boosts a child’s confidence and self-esteem in all aspects of life.
As a non-profit, LDS strives to provide instruction to as many children in need as possible, and we are proud to offer the only financially accessible option for families in Vancouver and the North Shore. Please contact us to inquire about our income-based fee structure and bursary options.
Fall 2019 Session dates will be announced in Summer 2019.
Satellite Schools Program
The Community Satellite Schools Program supports at-risk children with diagnosed or suspected Learning Disabilities through one-on-one remedial teaching at their home school, along with Psychological Educational Assessments for those who are in need. These children come from families with multiple barriers to accessing the supports they need to be successful in school, including poverty, new immigrants, accessibility, language barriers, and more. By subsidizing the cost of tutoring, and providing it at the home school of the child, we remove many of the existing barriers to the educational support they need.
Scroll down to see a list of our partner schools for 2018-19.
Parent Workshops & Support
As a parent or guardian of a child with a Learning Disability, you might have many questions about Learning Disabilities, what a Pyschological Assessment is, how to navigate the school system, and ways to support your child. LDAV recognizes that LDs have an impact not only a child’s academics and experience in school, but also their social-emotional development and relationships, and we aim to provide holistic support to address these areas.
Beginning in Fall 2018, parents/guardians with children registered for tutoring will have the opportunity to participate in four, low-cost informational workshops which will answer the common questions parents have about LDs. In addition, we offer phone or in-person consultations with our Director of Learning Support, Norlan Cabot, who can provide individualized advice and resources.