Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston

Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston The Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston (LDAK) is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston (LDAK) is a charitable volunteer support group for people with learning disabilities, their families, and those who work with, or employ, persons with learning disabilities. We provide information, support and resources for interested community members. LDAK is affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, and the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada.

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A new report suggests that literacy test scores are inflated by the use of assistive technology, likely concealing readi...
10/21/2021
Ontario reading test scores inflated by assistive technology, report says | CBC News

A new report suggests that literacy test scores are inflated by the use of assistive technology, likely concealing reading difficulties of students with learning disabilities. President of the IDA Ontario, Alicia Smith, highlights the importance of teaching children to read, rather than relying on assistive technology in place of literacy skills development. Full CBC article: https://buff.ly/3GbROWW

Assistive technology for children with learning disabilities has inflated scores for Ontario standardized reading tests, according to a recent report by the International Dyslexia Association.

Check out the Myths and Facts about Mental Health and LDs from LD@school, along with their complete resource page on men...
10/19/2021
Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Check out the Myths and Facts about Mental Health and LDs from [email protected], along with their complete resource page on mental health and learning disabilities. Full of concise information for teachers & parents! https://buff.ly/2Z5KniA #LDmonth

Prepared by Cindy Perras, M.Ed., OCT Educational Consultant, LDAO In general, the literature that discusses both mental health and learning disabilities (LDs) finds that those with LDs are at increased risk for mental health problems. According to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 1 in

October is #LDmonth and the beginning of LDAK's 40th Anniversary! In honour of both, we are seeking community voices on ...
10/13/2021

October is #LDmonth and the beginning of LDAK's 40th Anniversary! In honour of both, we are seeking community voices on learning disabilities and our services. Parents/caregivers, students with LDs and educators, please share your experiences with us in this anonymous short survey (5-10 minutes)! https://buff.ly/3lEJuXr

Share your story this October and help us raise awareness for Learning Disability Awareness Month!

October is #LDmonth and the beginning of LDAK's 40th Anniversary! In honour of both, we are seeking community voices on learning disabilities and our services. Parents/caregivers, students with LDs and educators, please share your experiences with us in this anonymous short survey (5-10 minutes)! https://buff.ly/3lEJuXr

Share your story this October and help us raise awareness for Learning Disability Awareness Month!

Charitable Gaming has enabled LDAK to offer webinars, reading supports, assistive technology support for children & pare...
10/07/2021

Charitable Gaming has enabled LDAK to offer webinars, reading supports, assistive technology support for children & parents, summer camps, and more! A big thank you to Community Spirit Gaming Centre for helping us support the Kingston & area community. https://www.cgcgood.com

Charitable Gaming has enabled LDAK to offer webinars, reading supports, assistive technology support for children & parents, summer camps, and more! A big thank you to Community Spirit Gaming Centre for helping us support the Kingston & area community. https://www.cgcgood.com

10/06/2021
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A free webinar tonight: Quell Your Pre-University Parental Anxiety from Landmark College. For parents/caregivers of students with executive function challenges, dyslexia, ADHD, or autism. Hear from experts in neurodivergent learning and parents! Sign up: https://buff.ly/3muHPCP

6:00 p.m. Welcome! 6:05 p.m. Keynote: Quell Your Pre-University Parental Anxiety 6:35 p.m. Pop Quiz + Prizes for Parents     6:40 p.m. Breakout Session 1: How Neurodivergence Colors the University Experience   6:55 p.m. Breakout Session 2: Finding and Accessing Key Supports For Postseconda...

LDAK compiles resources & relevant information for you! Sign up for our digital newsletter to receive updates, events, a...
10/05/2021
Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston | LDAK Newsletters

LDAK compiles resources & relevant information for you! Sign up for our digital newsletter to receive updates, events, and direct links to the latest information on #LearningDisabilities. Fall 2021 newsletter will be emailed to subscribers soon! https://buff.ly/2Yq8uZm #LDmonth

LDAK sends quarterly newsletters, as well as notices about upcoming events, conferences, and workshops for children and adults with learning disabilities. Subscribe to Mailing list.

October is Learning Disability Awareness Month! Stayed tuned for updates from LDAK all month long, including an upcoming...
10/01/2021

October is Learning Disability Awareness Month! Stayed tuned for updates from LDAK all month long, including an upcoming webinar to raise awareness while offering support & inspiration for students with learning disabilities and families. #LDMonth

October is Learning Disability Awareness Month! Stayed tuned for updates from LDAK all month long, including an upcoming webinar to raise awareness while offering support & inspiration for students with learning disabilities and families. #LDMonth

A full-day French workshop on November 5th offered by International Dyslexia Association Ontario for French educators on...
09/22/2021
NEW: Full Day French Science of Reading Workshop! - The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

A full-day French workshop on November 5th offered by International Dyslexia Association Ontario for French educators on the Science of Reading. A great opportunity to learn from experts in the field about implementing a structured approach in the FSL classroom. Full details including member rate & registration: https://buff.ly/3kz4kq

Un atelier avec Michèle Minor-Corriveau M.Sc.S. Ph.D. & Lise L’Heureux M.A. IDA Ontario is thrilled to announce our new French workshop. All French educators who are interested in applying and learning more about the science of reading in the classroom can register here. Date: Le 5 novembre 2021 ...

09/19/2021
EXTENDED DEADLINE SEPT. 19 - Apply for Structured Literacy Training (Paid Tutor Positions Available)

Today is the final deadline to apply for the Structured Literacy training program and tutor positions with the LDAK! Please submit your application by 11:59 pm ET. Thanks to our interested candidates already! Visit the LDAK website for full details

Structured Literacy is a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that research has shown to be effective for all students and essential for students with Dyslexia. It is a leading approach of the International Dyslexia Association. Structured Literacy is characterized by the provision of syst...

It's been a year since LDAK launched our Online Outreach Initiative, bringing more support and services to the Kingston ...
09/16/2021

It's been a year since LDAK launched our Online Outreach Initiative, bringing more support and services to the Kingston community. We want to thank Community Spirit Gaming Centre for funding many of the Initiative's activities. Partners like Community Spirit make it all possible!

It's been a year since LDAK launched our Online Outreach Initiative, bringing more support and services to the Kingston community. We want to thank Community Spirit Gaming Centre for funding many of the Initiative's activities. Partners like Community Spirit make it all possible!

09/15/2021
EXTENDED DEADLINE SEPT. 19 - Apply for Structured Literacy Training (Paid Tutor Positions Available)

Due to high interest in the Structured Literacy training and tutoring program, LDAK is extending the deadline for applications to this Sunday, September 19 at 11:59 pm ET. A big thank you to those who already applied. We look forward to getting in touch with candidates next week! Full details to apply: https://buff.ly/3n776oC

Structured Literacy is a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that research has shown to be effective for all students and essential for students with Dyslexia. It is a leading approach of the International Dyslexia Association. Structured Literacy is characterized by the provision of syst...

09/13/2021
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR TRAINING IN STRUCTURED LITERACY due Sept 14 (Paid Tutor Positions Available)

Applications are due by tomorrow, end of day, for the Structured Literacy training and LDAK tutor positions! Qualified teachers & teacher candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit the LDAK website for full details, including eligibility criteria: https://buff.ly/3n776oC

Structured Literacy is a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that research has shown to be effective for all students and essential for students with Dyslexia. It is a leading approach of the International Dyslexia Association. Structured Literacy is characterized by the provision of syst...

A fun opportunity for elementary classrooms to join the Dyslexia Awareness Month Virtual Launch Party on October 7 from ...
09/09/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Dyslexia Awareness Month Virtual Launch Party. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

A fun opportunity for elementary classrooms to join the Dyslexia Awareness Month Virtual Launch Party on October 7 from 11:30 am - noon. Students will learn about dyslexia from other students who will share their experiences and explain dyslexia. Classes who register will be entered into a draw to win a class pizza party and decodable books. Check out full details and register with the International Dyslexia Association Ontario: https://buff.ly/3nhvIep

International Dyslexia Association Ontario and Dyslexia Canada are kicking off Dyslexia Awareness Month with a virtual launch party. Classes across Canada are invited to join us to learn more about dyslexia in a fun and friendly way, hear from some amazing dyslexic students about how dyslexia has im...

09/05/2021
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR TRAINING IN STRUCTURED LITERACY due Sept 14 (Paid Tutor Positions Available)

LDAK is inviting qualified teachers and teacher candidates to apply for a Structured Literacy training program. Applications due by Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Successful applicants will be invited to complete the Big Dippers online training program (10 hours, self-paced) beginning in October 2021. The training will be free of charge, with an expectation that participants who successfully complete the training will be interested in employment as a part-time tutor in the LDAK pilot program.

For full details, including eligibility criteria, please visit the LDAK website. Applications accepted until Sept. 14. https://buff.ly/3n776oC

Structured Literacy is a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that research has shown to be effective for all students and essential for students with Dyslexia. It is a leading approach of the International Dyslexia Association. Structured Literacy is characterized by the provision of syst...

Some school boards in Ontario plan to take an individual approach to 'learning loss' as students return to class. Resear...
09/01/2021
Some school boards in Ontario taking individual approach to 'learning loss' as classes approach

Some school boards in Ontario plan to take an individual approach to 'learning loss' as students return to class. Research done by the provincial government into the impacts of COVID-19 on students shows the need for a focus on early literacy and math, as well as mental health supports as the new school year begins. Students with learning disabilities will need extra support. CTV article: https://buff.ly/3BrnIv8

School boards plan to pay early attention to individual needs when students return to Ontario classrooms after a year of pandemic-disrupted studies, saying the effort will help address the phenomenon known as "learning loss."

LDAK thanks Community Spirit Gaming Association for their ongoing financial support to local non profit organizations in...
08/20/2021

LDAK thanks Community Spirit Gaming Association for their ongoing financial support to local non profit organizations including ours. This funding helps all of us continue providing support to the Kingston community and builds community capacity.

LDAK thanks Community Spirit Gaming Association for their ongoing financial support to local non profit organizations including ours. This funding helps all of us continue providing support to the Kingston community and builds community capacity.

LDAK is very pleased to announce that the Community Spirit Gaming Centre will be re-opening on August 23rd and funding w...
08/19/2021

LDAK is very pleased to announce that the Community Spirit Gaming Centre will be re-opening on August 23rd and funding will start to flow again after the recent shut down. Community Spirit Gaming funds support many of the activities LDAK provides to the community and their support is a key element in our viability and success!

LDAK is very pleased to announce that the Community Spirit Gaming Centre will be re-opening on August 23rd and funding will start to flow again after the recent shut down. Community Spirit Gaming funds support many of the activities LDAK provides to the community and their support is a key element in our viability and success!

The first free workshop of the IDA series, Becoming a Literacy Leader, starts this Wednesday, August 18! Canadian educat...
08/16/2021
Becoming a Literacy Leader Workshop Registration | The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

The first free workshop of the IDA series, Becoming a Literacy Leader, starts this Wednesday, August 18! Canadian educators are invited to register to join the discussions and discover best practices for using Structured Literacy in schools: https://buff.ly/3AiURZk

This free workshop series is open to all Canadian educators interested in evolving classroom practices to align with the science of reading. Each session has an interactive panel discussion with a team of educators from a school or board who have begun to make exciting changes in their approach to l...

Free hands-on activities and games from PBS Kids to help build literacy, math, science, and social-emotional skills this...
08/06/2021
Summer of Possibilities: Play Your Way | PBS KIDS for Parents

Free hands-on activities and games from PBS Kids to help build literacy, math, science, and social-emotional skills this summer! Find Ways to Play by using the search bar to filter activities by age (2-8) and topic: https://buff.ly/2BueapX

Play and learn your way this summer! Explore and play all season long with a variety of free resources from PBS KIDS. Spark curiosity and creativity with…

Becoming a Literacy Leader, a free online workshop series for Canadian educators begins on August 18! Register to join I...
07/28/2021
Becoming a Literacy Leader Workshop Registration | The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

Becoming a Literacy Leader, a free online workshop series for Canadian educators begins on August 18! Register to join IDA Ontario if you want to learn more about evolving classroom practices to align with the Science of Reading. Each session offers an interactive panel discussion with a team of educators who are already using Structured Literacy in their schools. Share your own stories and ideas to improve outcomes for all students! Registration form available here: https://buff.ly/3kS1ZaO

This free workshop series is open to all Canadian educators interested in evolving classroom practices to align with the science of reading. Each session has an interactive panel discussion with a team of educators from a school or board who have begun to make exciting changes in their approach to l...

With summer underway, you may find yourself interested in activities for children with learning disabilities to help the...
07/22/2021
Summer Activities for Kids With Learning Disorders

With summer underway, you may find yourself interested in activities for children with learning disabilities to help them stay engaged & make the most of this free time! Check out these strategies from Child Mind Institute: https://buff.ly/3iiyvis

With many camps and other standard summer activities off the table, how can kids continue to learn, grow and prepare for school in the fall?

Congratulations on making it through a challenging school year! If you have a child who has been too hard on themselves ...
07/14/2021
How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Congratulations on making it through a challenging school year! If you have a child who has been too hard on themselves this year, and want to help bolster their spirit, check out these practical tips for parents! How to offer support and guidance to deal with negative self-talk: https://buff.ly/2TxDoN3

Children's inner monologue, or self-talk, can be constructive or negative. Learn why kids talk themselves down and how to help.

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District is offering online summer programs for children and youth on Socia...
07/06/2021
Online Programs : THE LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF TORONTO DISTRICT

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District is offering online summer programs for children and youth on Social Skills, Keyboarding skills, and Tutoring. To learn more about the programs, including costs and who is eligible to participate in each, visit the LDATD page: https://buff.ly/2UmceIZ

LDATD is currently offering adapted online programming. For program details, fees and registration, click the links below.

Would you like to share your experiences & challenges supporting your child through special education processes in Ontar...
06/30/2021
EASE | Justice for Children and Youth

Would you like to share your experiences & challenges supporting your child through special education processes in Ontario? Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is developing accessible, family-friendly resources to help navigate the system, and they want to hear from you! Parents, students & educators are invited to complete the survey, email JFCY, and/or participate in small group discussions to inform resource development & advocacy. More information found here: https://buff.ly/3w7HatY

EASE About the Project JFCY is developing accessible, student-and family-friendly resources to help navigate the special education system. We recognize that navigating different special education processes can be challenging, and it can often feel like you are alone on the journey. What is special e...

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MAILING ADDRESS: 817 Division St.
Kingston, ON
K7K 4C2

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Resource Centre Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

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+16135468524

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• Educational Workshops (e.g., assistive technology);
• Community Education;
• Volunteer Placements.

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Calling all educators (principals, teachers, resource teachers, educational assistants, and early childhood educators) to participate in a short survey about Ontario’s Demonstration Schools. In Ontario, there are four provincially funded, residential demonstration schools. There is Trillium School in Milton, Amethyst in London, Sagonaska School in Belleville, and Centre Jules-Léger, a French speaking school in Ottawa. These schools are designed to support students throughout the province from grades seven to ten who have severe learning disabilities and have exhausted all resources at their local school board. What is the purpose of the survey? The purpose of this survey is to collect information to determine who within school boards are aware of Ontario’s Demonstration Schools. Do you have to do this survey? All surveys are completed on a voluntary basis. You do not have to complete the survey if you do not want to. This survey has received an approval from an ethics review. For people who wish to participate in a phone follow up interview, please email Lindsay Hoegy at [email protected] Thank you for your time.
Special Miles center is developing an app for individuals with learning difficulties and special needs. Would you please undertake this 5 mins. questionnaire on the following link?
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Hi there! 👋 We are accepting nominations for our October charity contest, and we would love for you to participate! All you have to do is "Like" this post, and you will be nominated! The organization with the most votes in our Facebook poll, which will be October 16th-31st, will win $500! We hope to hear from you! 💜