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.  

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 difficulties.

Through this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about current research and knowledge in the field of learning differences and a practical understanding of how it may affect a person’s everyday life at home, work and school.  

The goal of this workshop is to help participants:  

  • Understand the emotional, social, and behavioural impact of learning differences. 
  • Experience the challenges of having a learning disability. 
  • 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

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. 

$400

approximately 1.5 hours

minimum of 10 participants

can be delivered in person anywhere

in the lower mainland or online

anywhere in BC. 

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.

$300

approximately 1 hour

minimum of 10 participants

can be delivered in person

anywhere in the lower mainland

LDS is working with the Richmond Public Library and Vancouver Public Library to deliver family -focused workshops 

Richmond Public Library Workshop Series

Early Intervention – March 3, 2022
The preschool years (three-to-five years of age) are a key phase of child development that impact a child’s successful transition to educational settings. This workshop covers key aspects of child development, and when and where to look for further supports. 

Speech and Language – April 7, 2022
Day to day tips for families to support young children’s language development, including tips to work on attention and focus.

When Learning Isn’t Coming Easily – May 5, 2022
Explore ways to support young learners who are struggling with reading, writing, and/or mathematics, and how to asses when and how to ask for more support for a struggling learner.

Supporting a Child with Challenging Behaviour – June 9, 2022
Learn about child behaviour and strategies for responding to challenging behaviours through proactive approaches.

 

Vancouver Public Library Workshop Series

When Learning Isn’t Coming Easy – February 26, 2022
Learn ways to support young learners who are struggling with reading, writing, and/or mathematics, and how to asses when and how to ask for more support for a struggling learner. More info and sign up here.

Math Anxiety and Supporting your Child’s Math Learning at School – April 9, 2022
Anxiety around learning math can be a significant barrier for students with and without learning differences. Learn strategies for lessening math anxiety during the learning process. More info and register to attend here.

Supporting a Child with Challenging Behaviour – May 14, 2022
Learn about child behaviour and strategies for responding to challenging behaviours through proactive approaches. More info and register to attend here.

*more workshops to be scheduled for autumn 2022
 

These free programs take place on Zoom.

 

LDS can also work with you or your organization to develop and deliver workshops and professional development opportunities in areas such as: 

These workshops can be tailored to different audiences/groups and delivered in person at your location in the lower mainland, at our East Vancouver learning centre, or online.  

For more information about our workshops or to book a workshop, please contact info@ldsociety.ca or 604.873.8139. 

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