Info Night on November 10th: Discover our New Program to Help Kids Make and Keep Friends

Info Night on November 10th: Discover our New Program to Help Kids Make and Keep Friends

LDS is pleased to announce that we are expanding our programming to address the need for social skills intervention!  
 
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. 

The Learning Disabilities Society will run a 16-week program that focuses on helping teens build confidence in making and keeping friends. 

Please join us online, via Zoom, on Tuesday, November 10th from 6 pm  7 pm to learn more about PEERS and get early access to our application form. If you are interested in attending this event, please register your interest.

 
 

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Workshop on November 16th

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Workshop on November 16th

Do you know someone with a learning difference? Would you like to understand how they experience the world? 

We will be holding a free online Walk a Mile in My Shoes (WAMMS) workshop on Monday, November 16th, from 6 pm  7 pm. 

WAMMS workshops use simulations and exercises to raise awareness about learning differences. Facilitators and participants explore learning disabilities such as dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, visual perception, and others. This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of the factors that influence a child’s ability to learn, and how we can support students with learning difficulties, as parents, teachers, educational support staff, and/or community members. Participants will gain knowledge about current thinking in the field of learning disabilities, and a practical understanding of how they may affect life at home and at school. 

Register your interest and join us on Monday, November 16, at 6 pm. 

Story Adventure Club – register for our 6 week SLP-led program

Story Adventure Club – register for our 6 week SLP-led program

STORY ADVENTURE CLUB 

Story telling is an important aspect of language. Story grammar acts as a map to guide comprehension and production of narratives. It also provides a predictable structure for children to process stories efficiently. Each week we will use stories to develop skills in the following areas: 

  • Listening comprehension 
  • Story creation and retelling 
  • Story grammar structure 
  • Vocabulary  
  • Social and emotional reasoning 
  • Phonological awareness 

DETAILS

For existing LDS students 7-9 years old 
Capacity: 4 students 
Dates: November 6 to December 11, 2020 (6 sessions) 
Day and time: Fridays 4-5pm  
Location: East Van Learning Centre  
Cost: $180 for the 6 session series 
Register: email lara@ldsociety.ca  

Instructor: Lara Kilbertus, Program Designer – SLP 

Lara joined the LDS team as a Program Designer in June 2020. Lara received an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa before pursuing a MSc. in Speech-Language Pathology at UBC. As a speech-language pathologist, she is dedicated to improving communication abilities in people of all ages. 

Lara has experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide services for school-aged children with special needs. Her role as an SLP includes helping children and adolescents connect and build relationships by working on social communication skills. She is passionate about delivering quality services that are evidence-informed, compassionate, and fun!