May Parent Night and more from the LDAOC

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

Topic: Occupational Therapy: How it Can Help Children and Students with Learning Disabilities with Sarah Good, Registered Occupational Therapist
Sarah Good, Registered Occupational Therapist, will explain how occupational therapy can help children and students with learning disabilities. She will overview how Occupational Therapy (OT) can help children, students and their parents cope with learning disabilities, discuss the reasons why OT may be appropriate in specific cases, as well as how to find an occupational therapist. Sarah will draw on her experience in her practice, which is specifically focused on working with individuals in their communities. Her approach includes mindfulness-based symptom management. She will offer recommendations and approaches to approaches to problem-solving for adults and children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, with practical suggestions. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion.

 ABOUT THE GROUP:

    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.

Sunshine Day Camp 2015 Sessions are 75% full!

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.

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LEARNING DISABILITIES STUDY
A graduate student with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa is looking for university students identified as gifted and with a learning disability, and who may be willing to participate in an interactive interview session for a study on the self-concept of G/LD students.
A draw to win one of six gift cards will be open to all participants who choose to enter their name, regardless of partial or full completion of the study. The values of the gift cards will range from $25.00 to $50.00, to be used at any store at the Rideau Centre.

If you are interested, please email Megan Lummiss.

April Parent Night and more from the LDAOC

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
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.

 ABOUT THE GROUP:

  • 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 Review:
PARENT FOCUS GROUP
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.

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


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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 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  info@ldaottawa.com