Our Programs

We offer intensive, individualized, evidence- based programs that target specific learning needs. 

Explicit, Effective, and Individualized Instruction = RESULTS and SUCCESS! 

We support children regardless of their family’s ability to pay

One-on-One Instruction (School Year)

Program Highlights:

  • 1:1 Intensive Intervention
  • Research-Based Instruction
  • Progress Monitoring

Program Details:

  • Date: September 9th to June 20th, 2019
  • Location: Vancouver and North Shore
  • Sessions: 2 x 60-minute sessions 
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, Saturdays
  • Financial Assistance Available: YES

One-on-One Instruction (Summer)

Program Highlights: 

  • 1:1 Intensive Intervention
  • Research-Based Instruction
  • Progress Monitoring

Program Details: 

  • Date: July 2 to August 15, 2019
  • Location: Vancouver and North Shore
  • Sessions: 2 X 60 minute sessions
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday (9am to 5pm)
  • Financial Assistance Available: YES

Satellite Schools Program

The Community Satellite Schools Program supports at-risk children with diagnosed or suspected Learning Disabilities through one-on-one intensive individualized instruction at their home school.

By subsidizing the cost of instruction, and providing it at the home school of the child, we remove many of the existing barriers to the educational support they need.

Why choose Learning Disabilities Society?

Explicit, Effective and Individualized Instruction = RESULTS!

Individualized Instruction

We work one-on-one with each child and their family to develop a plan for diagnosis and remediation. We assist students in achieving expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy.  

Research Partnership with UBC

This partnership’s core objective is to improve writing instruction and student outcomes for elementary and secondary children struggling with writing skill development. More precisely, we aim to develop effective interventions to improve writing skills in after-school programs and evaluate writing progress during intervention to ensure that all struggling students are improving. 

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

FastBridge Program

The Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST™) combines Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) and Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) to transform the way we measure and monitor student progress in reading, math and social-emotional behavior. 

Progress Monitoring

Ongoing Progress Monitoring is used to assess students academic performance, to quantify a students rate of improvement or responsiveness to instruction, and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

Orton Gillingham Approach (OG)

The Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility. Self Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is rated as the best evidence-based, classroom-proven writing method helping all level of K-12 excel at writing and learning.

Self Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD)

Self Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is rated as the best evidence-based, classroom-proven writing method helping all level of K-12 excel at writing and learning.

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Improvement in Literacy

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Improvement in Math

Success Rates

Based on the results from our longitudinal research study with UBC, our students saw a 54% improvement in literacy (reading and writing), in addition to a 42% improvement in Math, relative to general education norms.