Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston



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Current News...
  • See our fall workshop line up below!

  • Thank you ECE Students
    A big thank you to the second year Early Childhood Education students at St. Lawrence College Kingston. Through fundraising events they raised over $2,400 which was donated to LDAK at a ceremony on April 20 at the College. Their support is very much appreciated!

  • Fall 2015 newsletter pdf icon (posted Sept. 17, 2015)

  • Assistive Technology Survey:
    The survey is now closed. Thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned for future announcements about the startup of our new Assistive Technology Support Program!
  • CHECK OUT THE WEALTH OF RESOURCES on the LD@SCHOOL website, such as "Gifted Students with LD", and "LD and Mental Health Issues" -- links are further down this page!


Saturday October 24th, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Assistive Technology: The Tools To Support Students With Learning Disabilities In Their Academic Journey

Motivating and engaging speaker and consultant, Todd Cunningham, will lead a day long session about assistive technology that can benefit students with learning disabilities. After years of working with students, parents, and educators, and as a user of the technology himself, Todd Cunningham has encountered the barriers that exist when using Assistive Technology. One of the primary challenges is the selection of the right Assistive Technology for the student. In addition to demonstrating a range of Assistive Technology, a method for matching these tools to the unique learning profiles of students will be taught.

Speaker: Todd Cunningham, Clinical and School Psychologist University of Toronto

This workshop will be of interest to parents, students, educators, and other professionals who work with students with learning disabilities.

Location: St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Reserve the date! Registration and further information.

Todd Cunningham

Tuesday October 27th, 2015
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Assistive Technology in the K-12 Classroom

Jill Gardner, Coordinator of Student Services, Algonquin and Lakeshore CDSB, will give an overview of assistive technology used in K-12 classrooms within the ALCDSB.

Free workshop.

Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre
Board Room
191 Portsmouth Ave., Kingston

To reserve a spot, please call or email to pre-register.

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October 19 (runs for seven weeks)

Presented by LDAO:
Online Workshop starts October 19, 2015. Pre-registration required.

Partnering with Schools for Student Success: Effective Parent Advocacy - Unit one (of seven) starts October 19; two versions are available, one for professionals and one for parents.

Further Information...

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Have you visited the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario's LD@School website?

See http://ldatschool.ca/ for further information related to Classroom Resources, Professional Learning, and the Educators' Institute. Watch informational videos such as "An Introduction to Learning Disabilities in the Classroom".


Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities: What Teachers Need to Know

Students who are gifted, and who have LDs, may be “exceptionally” difficult to identify: their LDs may “hide” their giftedness and their giftedness may “hide” their LDs. This means that their needs in both areas may not be addressed appropriately. This summary discusses what educators need to know about students with LDs who are also gifted, and includes strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.
Click here to access this summary on the LD@school website.

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

According to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 19 in Ontario has a mental health problem, but those with LDs could be at higher risk. Students who have LDs may experience feelings of frustration, shame and perceived stigma, hopelessness, and anxiety about not meeting expectations. They are also at greater risk for bullying and victimization, social isolation and rejection, or for feelings of loneliness.

This summary discusses the impact of LDs on mental health and provides links to useful resources.
Click here to access this summary on the LD@school website.

Workshop Handouts - 2014


Have you seen these "Snapshots" about LD?

Please note that these "Snapshots" are free to share – help yourself! But please keep in mind that these sheets and the information in them are not for sale or resale – free is the word.

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For more resources, news, and events, check out our provincial association website.




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