At LDS we are passionate about equipping people with knowledge and information about learning challenges and how to support and advocate for individuals and groups with learning differences in educational, social, 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 disabilities. Trained facilitators help participants to explore learning disabilities such as: Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Visual-Perception difficulties. Through this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about current thinking in the field of Learning Disabilities and a practical understanding of how it may affect a person’s everyday life at home and at school.  

The goal of this workshop is to help participants:  

  • Understand the emotional, social, and behavioural impact of learning disabilities. 
  • Experience the challenges of having a learning disability. 
  • Understand the overall impact of learning disabilities. 
  • Identify effective strategies and approaches. 
  • Understand terminology used to examine 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 disabilities.

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. 

$300

approximately 1.5 hours

minimum of 10 participants

can be delivered in person anywhere

in the lower mainland or online

anywhere in B.C. 

A high-school student version suitable for teens and young adults aged 13-19 who may benefit from gaining empathy and understanding of learning disabilities 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.

$250

approximately 1 hour

minimum of 10 participants

can be delivered in person

anywhere in the lower mainland

LDS is currently working with the Vancouver Public Library to deliver a parent-focused workshop series running online October-December 2021 

When Learning Isn’t Coming Easily
Saturday September 25 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
– Learn ways to support young learners who are struggling with reading, writing, and/or math.
 
Advocating for your Child’s Learning Needs at School
Saturday October 16 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
– Hear about Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Psychoeducational Assessments and other supports for children with learning differences.
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Transition to High School for Students with Learning Differences
Saturday November 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
– Learn what questions to ask concerning appropriate placements, child learning needs, and services and supports.
Presented in partnership with the Learning Disabilities Society.
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 the 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.  

LDS can also work with you or your organization to develop and deliver workshops and professional development opportunities in the 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 Dr Jenn Fane, Director of Education at jennf@ldsociety.ca or 604.873.8139. 

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