Walk a Mile in My Shoes (WAMMS) is an experiential workshop that uses simulations and exercises to raise awareness about learning differences.
Our Most Popular Workshop
Walk a Mile in My Shoes (WAMMS) will equip you with knowledge and information about learning differences and disabilities and how to support and advocate for individuals and groups with learning differences in educational, social, work and community settings.
Trained facilitators help participants explore learning differences such as Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Visual-Perception difficulties. Through this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about current research and knowledge of learning differences and a practical understanding of how it may affect a person’s everyday life at home, work and school.
Understand the emotional, social, and behavioural impact of learning differences.
Understand the overall impact of learning differences.
Identify effective strategies and approaches.
Understand terminology used to describe different learning disabilities.
WAMMS for Adults
An adult version of Walk a Mile in My Shoes is suitable for teachers, education assistants, learning support staff, parents, and anyone else who may benefit from a deeper understanding of learning differences
In order to facilitate discussion, it is not recommended that children/teens attend this workshop. This workshop can be tailored for small and large groups, and is perfect for professional development days, volunteer training, parent nights, and more.
- Approximately 1.5 hours
- Minimum of 10 participants
- Can be delivered in person anywhere in the lower mainland or online anywhere in BC.
WAMMS for High School Students
A high school student version of Walk a Mile in My Shoes is suitable for teens and young adults aged 13-19 who may benefit from gaining empathy and understanding of learning differences and how to support and work with individuals with learning differences
This workshop also brings together concepts of social justice and advocacy in relation to supporting diverse groups of people. This workshop can be tailored for small and large groups, and is perfect for students in teen leadership/mentorship programs, teens preparing to undertake volunteer or work experience, and teens taking programs or courses related to education, psychology, and social justice.
- Approximately 1 hour
- Minimum of 10 participants
- Can be delivered in person anywhere in the lower mainland
LDS can also work with you or your organization to develop and deliver workshops and professional development opportunities in areas such as:
Inclusion/equity, and advocacy
Early years intervention
Transitions to school, high school, workforce or higher education
Navigating IEPs and Psycho-Educational Assessments as a parent/guardian
Supporting your child with a learning difference
Contact us to learn how we can provide an unforgettable learning experience. Book a workshop or learn more now.