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Support “$200K for 200 Kids” and Transform a Child’s Life

Support “$200K for 200 Kids” and Transform a Child’s Life

One in 10 Canadian children has a learning difference, like dyslexia. At LDS, we believe that every one of them should have access to the critical individualized education support they need to succeed in school and in life. That’s why we are raising $200K to provide learning support to at least 200 more vulnerable children in 2023. With your generous donation, you can transform a child’s life today!

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Assistive technology for dyslexia and ADHD

Assistive technology for dyslexia and ADHD

Dyslexia is a learning difference that is neurobiological in nature, makes reading difficult, and may also interfere with recognizing, spelling, writing, and decoding words. Learn to spot the signs that your child may have dyslexia.

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ADHD signs and support

ADHD signs and support

Dyslexia is a learning difference that is neurobiological in nature, makes reading difficult, and may also interfere with recognizing, spelling, writing, and decoding words. Learn to spot the signs that your child may have dyslexia.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, a time to advocate for support for individuals with dyslexia, which is the most common of all neuro-cognitive disorders, affects 20% of the population, and represents 80–90% of all those with learning differences.

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Supporting School Transitions for Tweens and Teens, the Heart-Mind Way

Supporting School Transitions for Tweens and Teens, the Heart-Mind Way

Navigating big transitions, such as starting highschool or a new school year, brings added challenges for young people who are neurodiverse, have ADHD, or experience learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions. For these groups of young people, executive functioning skills often require extra support to develop in a resilient way.

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BC Parent Magazine | Specialized Learning Support for Kids with Learning Differences Builds Confidence and Self-esteem at School and Beyond: Dr. Jennifer Fane

BC Parent Magazine | Specialized Learning Support for Kids with Learning Differences Builds Confidence and Self-esteem at School and Beyond: Dr. Jennifer Fane

The Fall 2022 Education Edition of BC Parent magazine is out, and it features a highly informative and inspiring article by Dr. Jennifer Fane, Director of Education at LDS. In it, Jennifer helps parents/guardians better understand learning disabilities and learning differences, guiding them on how to follow their hunch if they suspect that their child might have a learning difference. She offers a snapshot of what a student with a learning difference might experience in the BC school system, advises readers on how to work collaboratively with their child’s school, and shares information on where to access additional learning support.

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Catching Up with Hallie, a RISE TEAM Graduate

Catching Up with Hallie, a RISE TEAM Graduate

It’s been three months since Hallie, a 16-year-old high-school student from Fawkes Academy in Burnaby, was last at our East Vancouver Learning Centre, and a lot has happened since then. She is one of two RISE TEAM participants who, after having volunteered as junior leaders, were offered employment as Learning Centre Assistants last Fall. Hallie additionally had the opportunity to be part of the Early RISErs team as a Program Assistant. Working between 5-15 hours a week, she not only honed her professional skills but also worked on her interpersonal and social media skills and built confidence

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