Workshops

At LDS we are passionate about equipping people with knowledge and information about learning differences and how to support and advocate for individuals and groups with learning differences in educational, social, work, and community settings.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes (WAMMS)

Our most popular workshop is Walk a Mile in My Shoes (WAMMS). This experiential workshop uses simulations to raise awareness about learning differences. Give your team or community group this unforgettable experience to learn about neurodiversity.

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Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Higher Education Settings​

This workshop explores the challenges faced by post-secondary students with learning differences undertaking academic course work. Learn ways in which teaching staff/faculty can adapt the classroom environment, learning materials, and assessment strategies to make learning more accessible. 

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Increase your understanding of how learning differences may present in adults
  • Deepen your understanding of executive functioning skills and how they impact learners
  • Identify and implement inclusive classroom and teaching practices
  • Engage with syllabus and assessment considerations for diverse learners
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Custom Workshops

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 students with Executive Function challenges
  • Supporting your child with a learning difference

These workshops can be tailored to different audiences and delivered in person in the Lower Mainland, at our East Vancouver learning centre, or online.  

Our workshops range in price from $450 for nonprofits to $1000 for businesses. Please contact us to learn more.

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Some of the organizations where we’ve presented workshops

– Archway Community Services
– BC Centre for Ability
– Columbia College
– École Cariboo Hill Secondary School
– North Vancouver Public Library
– Sea Island Elementary School
– SVP (Social Venture Partners)

– Vancouver College
– Vancouver Film School
– Vancouver Public Library
– University Hill Secondary School
– YMCA of Greater Vancouver