WAMMS

At LDS we are passionate about equipping people 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.

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Our most popular workshop is our Walk a Mile in My Shoes (WAMMS) Workshop

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is an experiential workshop that uses simulations and exercises to raise awareness about learning differences.

Trained facilitators help participants to explore learning differences such as: Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Visual-Perception diculties. Through this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about
current research and knowledge in the eld 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.

We offer two versions of the WAMMS Workshop

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An adult version 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. 

$425

  • Approximately 1.5 hours
  • Minimum of 10 participants
  • Can be delivered in person anywhere in the lower mainland or online anywhere in BC. 
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A high-school student version 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. 

$350

  • Approximately 1 hour
  • Minimum of 10 participants
  • Can be delivered in person anywhere in the lower mainland 
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LDS can also work with you or your organization to develop and deliver workshops and professional development opportunities in areas such as:

Learning differences/disabilities

Inclusion/equity, and advocacy

Early years intervention

Transitions (transition to school; transition to high school; transition to workforce/higher education

Navigating IEPs and Psycho-Educational Assessments as a Parent

Supporting your child with a learning difference

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