Workshops

Remedial Instructor Training Program

  • Date: August 6th to November 6th, 2019
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Cost: $600

This training program will equip you with research-based methods to confidently teach reading and writing skills to children struggling in school, in addition to providing paid training experience. This workshop is for adults who have a background in teaching, special education and/or passion for working with children with learning disabilities and the ability to commit to the full program. A clean criminal record check will be required as part of the program.

Time commitment: 21 hours Training + paid, part-time work experience as an instructor at LDS (Vancouver or North Shore locations).

Certifications

Graduates will obtain the following certificates:

  • Sound Partners is an explicit, balanced, phonics-based program that provides individual instruction in early reading skills. Using lessons specifically designed for tutors, paraprofessionals, and assistants, this research-based solution improves phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, and spelling skills (Source: www.voyagersopris.com).
  • REWARDS is offered at both the Intermediate and Secondary levels, and the focus of both is on decoding multisyllabic words, identifying and understanding prefixes and suffixes, increasing word and passage reading fluency, building academic vocabulary, and deepening comprehension along with building confidence. REWARDS is proven to: improve students’ abilities to decode long, multisyllabic words; yield significant increase in fluency; be effective with all struggling readers, whether they are English language learners, students with reading disabilities, or students who have simply fallen behind; be successfully implemented by a wide variety of educators— teachers, paraprofessionals, and volunteers (Source: www.voyagersopris.com).

To find out more, or to register today, please contact Claire Matthewsclairem@ldsociety.ca

Walk a Mile in My Shoes (WAMMS)

This popular workshop uses interactive simulations and exercises to raise awareness about Learning Disabilities.

Trained facilitators help participants to explore Learning Disabilities such as: Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dysnomia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Visual-Perception, and others. Workshops can be tailored to groups large and small and are appropriate for children and adults. Perfect for Professional Development Days, volunteer training, classrooms, manager training and much more.

Call us today to find out more or email kater@ldsociety.ca

Cost: $300

 

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