Learning Disabilities Association - Toronto District

About Learning Disabilities Association - Toronto District

Programs for kids & youth as well as seasonal camps. Programs currently online.

More About Learning Disabilities Association - Toronto District

Learning Disabilities Association (LDATD) is committed to creating a society in which people with LDs are able to achieve the full expression of their intellect and abilities and enabled to contribute in the workplace to their full potential!

Programs for Children and Youth:

Friendship Club: A Social Skills/Socialization training program helping children and youth learn essential skills for making and keeping friends. Our program provides opportunities for developing important and positive peer relationships.

Keyboarding for Kids: A technology based program aimed at providing basic and essential typing skills. These skills will equip children/youth with the ability to use the computer to assist them in all aspects of learning.

Keyboarding at Montcrest: Provides a comfortable and receptive environment where children can acquire keyboarding skills at a downtown location. Keyboarding at the Beach: Provides a comfortable and receptive environment where children can acquire keyboarding skills at a downtown location.

Smart Kidz Tutoring Program & Smart Kidz Tutoring Etobicoke: Provides LD-specific remediation that takes into account various learning styles at two locations.

Mindfulness for Kids & Mindfulness for Youth: This program aims to increase participant’s awareness and ability to focus in the present and develop awareness of their thoughts, their feelings and their environment.

Y.E.L.P. (Youth Empowerment Leadership Program) & YMCA Academy Youth Group: Youth will develop social skills, life skills and problem solving skills to help them be socially successful now and in the years to come. Skills such as goal setting, self-awareness and peer pressure are just the beginning of skills that will be taught in this youth friendly program. The youth also get an opportunity to practice these skills in a community setting during workshops and outings.

Young Adult Group: This specialized program helps to guide young adults through this transition phase into adulthood. Focusing on developing social skills, employment skills and problem solving skills to feel ready when faced with decisions about post-secondary opportunities, advocating for services, and navigating the workplace.

Programs for Parents:

Preparing the Parent Workshop Series: This multi-informative workshop series provides parents with access to the latest information on Learning Disabilities and/or AD(H)D. It covers topics such as Understanding the IEP/IPRC Process, Solution Focused Parent Teacher Interviews, Homework without the Tears, and The Science of Dyslexia.

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