News from the LDAOC: March 2015



Now accepting registrations for Summer 2015! 

The Sunshine Day Camp is a popular LDAO-C program for children aged 7 to 12 that focuses on development of social skills. It is offered every summer to children who have a learning disability and/or ADHD.
Located in a safe and secure environment, our campers can expect an atmosphere that is positive, supportive, social and fun. The camp provides training in social skills while also offering fun, non-competitive activities like arts and crafts, sports, music, and special presenters. Our excellent, trained staff reinforces targeted social skills and helps each child to build self esteem. All camp activities use positive techniques based on collaborative problem solving.

Click here for session dates and full details.

Learning Disabilities Review:
The Learning Support Services of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board invites parents of students in the OCDSB to participate in a special focus group.

The OCDSB would like to hear and discuss the experiences of students with IPRC’s and/or IEP’s, whether they are in a congregated placement or a regular classroom.
Registration Deadline: March 31st
Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Avenue,
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1W2

Session 1: April 8, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
Session 2: April 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (refreshments will be provided)

** If you are unable to attend in person, we would still like to hear from you. Register for the online option.

Parents wishing to participate must register online as space is limited.

Monthly Parent Support/
Education Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2015
From: 7-9 PM

Topic: Don’t stop reading to your kids!

with speech-language pathologist Margaret Anne Bélanger-Schaadt  1c6f1f98-d066-4bac-b906-348dbd136383
Parents have long heard that they need to read to their children, but few of them really understand why. The benefits are real – children who are read to on a regular basis develop greater vocabulary, more complex sentence structures, and improved listening comprehension skills. These benefits are true for children with and without learning disabilities. However, parents of children who have learning disabilities should be reading content that is not at the reading level of the child, but at a level that is appropriate to the ability of the child to listen and understand. This capability is frequently at a higher level than the reading level, and with a purposeful approach, will stimulate many of the beneficial outcomes.

Margaret Anne Bélanger-Schaadt, M.Sc.s. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist (University of Ottawa, 1998) and is currently a Clinical Educator at the Interprofessional University Clinic in Primary Health Care at the University of Ottawa, a position she has held since 2007. In addition, she teaches Masters level courses at the University of Ottawa in Anatomy and Physiology applied to Communication/Language disorders since 2006. Ms. Belanger-Schaadt also maintains a private practice which provides additional opportunity to focus on her central area of professional interest: remediation of language based learning disabilities.


  • For Parents, Guardians, Educators of children and young adults with Learning Disabilities (LD’s) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).
  • Experienced facilitator guides the meetings.
  • Provides  the opportunity to share feelings, thoughts, problems, solutions and information with other individuals.
  • Come browse our Roy Cooper Memorial Resource Library from 6:30-7 PM
  • Donations are appreciated to help offset costs of the meeting.
* Childcare is available at $5 per child: please RSVP in advance so that we can arrange for enough staff.

Learning Disabilities Association
of Ottawa-Carleton (LDAO-C)

160 Percy St (Corner of Bronson and Gladstone, inside the McNabb Public School/Richard Pfaff Alternative School beside the McNabb Community Centre) Ottawa, ON

RSVP  613-567-5864 or


Pizza Order Forms

Just a reminder that the pizza order forms for the final term (April 3 to June 12, 2015), are due back tomorrow. Please be sure to send in your form with payment either by cash or cheque (payable to Meadowlands Parent Council) in with your child to their teacher, if you haven’t already done so. Your form and payment can also be dropped off at the Office on March 10th. The choices are pepperoni or cheese.

Prices are 1 slice: 11 weeks at $2.50 a slice — $27.50.
2 slices: $55.00.
3 slices: $82.50.
All money raised is used to support and enrich our school for the benefit of the children.
Thank you.