Walk a Mile in My Shoes Workshop on November 16th
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LDS’s one-to-one instruction is delivered within school settings. We are currently working in collaboration with several public and independent schools. In our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) program, students work one-to-one with a qualified instructor on ongoing, remedial support, explicit instruction, tutoring and homework support. The goal of this program is to improve student independence, confidence, and academic success.
RISE at School is offered at participating elementary and secondary schools. We are able to place instructors directly in your school, or at a neighbouring location that is easily and safely accessed by students during regular school hours. Sessions are scheduled in collaboration with school staff and teachers to accommodate students’ existing class schedules. We operate on a sliding scale fee model to ensure our services are accessible to all families. We work directly with the school to arrange accessible services.
Please let your contacts in education know that we are hiring for two very exciting roles.
Join us as our Director of Education, a full-time position that will lead our education and remedial services, grow our education-related partnerships and collaborations, and be a key part of transforming the lives of children and youth with learning differences.
We are looking for an Assistive Technology Manager! Help LDS grow our assistive technology and social robotics programs (including working on a collaborative university research project). All to enhance the learning and confidence-building experience for kids with learning differences.
Learn more about these roles and our ongoing openings for contract and potential full-time instructors on our Careers page.
LDS is hosting small, safe, specialized RISE Spring Break Camps. Our team has designed special, creative and stress-minimizing programming and activities that can be delivered safely in-person to exceed health and safety guidelines. Our customized and creative week-long Vancouver and North Vancouver spring break camps will focus on helping students with learning differences develop new skills through fun, hands-on camp programs with a high instructor and camp counsellor to camper ratio. Partial and full bursaries are available for families in demonstrated need.
This year’s camps include coping and stress reduction techniques and tools, social skills training from the evidence-based Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS), and tools from our Assistive Technology Studio to reduce anxiety.