ARISE Newsletter May 2021
There’s always something new happening here at LDS. We are launching two new programs this spring—RISE TEAM and Spring Break Camps—and celebrating Black History Month, Staff Appreciation Week, and Pink Shirt Day.Learn More
Assistive technology (AT) is any device, software, or equipment that is used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a person with a disability, including a learning difference. Technologies include hardware, or physical technologies that are kept on-site at our AT Studio, and software, or technology available via a computer that can potentially be used from home. To learn more about why and how LDS uses AT, head to our AT webpage.
At LDS we are always looking for engaging ways to instruct our students, including the use of innovative technology. The newest addition to our AT studio, the Oculus Quest is a cutting-edge, all–in–one, virtual reality headset. LDS staff and instructors are developing ways to use virtual reality to help students visualize and learn about history, math, science, and culture in an unprecedented fashion.
We offer the Oculus Quest as part of our AT Studio, a space dedicated to the collaborative use of leading-edge AT to help our students with learning differences. To learn more about how your child can benefit, email our AT Manager at AT@ldsociety.ca.