Programs

 

The Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region is pleased to offer a number of different programs for throughout the school year! Our programs are inclusive to all. A diagnosed Learning Disability or ADD/ADHD is not necessary to register.

Locations: Mississauga, Brampton, & Caledon

Programs Offered:

  •  Social Skills – For more information about Social Skills click here.

This is a group facilitated program for students in grades 1-4 and grades 5-8. This program uses a strength based approach and offers different levels throughout the year, so your child may continue to build on their skills and progress in their social development. We use lessons that promote positive communication skills and appropriate social behaviors, while building on your child’s self-esteem. Our program will encourage these helpful social skills by using role-modelling, positive feedback and self-awareness activities. Please see the next few pages for a sample break down of the Social Skills Levels.

These programs are designed to support students who are struggling with a learning disability and/or ADD/ADHD. However, we understand that a formal diagnosis is not always possible and therefore, all students who are struggling with their academics, social skills and self-esteem are welcome.

Students do not need a formal diagnosis to register and participate.


  • S.T.A.T.A. (Stop, Talk, Ask, Team Up & Agree) – For more information on S.T.A.T.A. click here.

At home, child care or school children occasionally become involved in conflict with other students, friends, siblings, teachers and their parents- it’s inevitable but also desirable. Running into conflict during childhood can help kids discover positive ways of resolving disagreements. That is the goal of the STATA Program- to teach skills and strategies in positive conflict resolution. This program uses the term STATA (Stop, Talk, Ask, Team Up, and Agree) to engage students in role playing, self-awareness and self-reflection activities that develop their abilities to deal with emotions and disagreements.

These programs are designed to support students who are struggling with a learning disability and/or ADD/ADHD. However, we understand that a formal diagnosis is not always possible and therefore, all students who are struggling with their academics, social skills and self-esteem are welcome.

Students do not need a formal diagnosis to register and participate.


  •  Computer Skills – For more information on Computer Skills click here.

The emphasis of this course is on basic keyboarding skills.  Your child will be using the Mavis Beacon Typing program, since it is very individualized and works at your child’s pace. These programs give auditory and written instructions, so reading ability is not prerequisite to success in this program. We are pleased to provide this basic course to accommodate the needs of the students who require good typing skills for their academic journey.  This program emphasizes basic letter placement using the full hand typing method.  We will also spend time learning about the tools in Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint and discussing internet usage and online safety.

These programs are designed to support students who are struggling with a learning disability and/or ADD/ADHD. However, we understand that a formal diagnosis is not always possible and therefore, all students who are struggling with their academics, social skills and self-esteem are welcome.

Students do not need a formal diagnosis to register and participate.


  •  Y. E.S! (Youth Empowerment Support) – For  more information on Youth Empowerment Support click here.

Our Y.E.S! Program is designed to engage students (ages 13-16) in lessons, activities, and self-reflection assignments to develop a sense of confidence, commitment, and self-esteem throughout high school.

These programs are designed to support students who are struggling with a learning disability and/or ADD/ADHD. However, we understand that a formal diagnosis is not always possible and therefore, all students who are struggling with their academics, social skills and self-esteem are welcome.

 Students do not need a formal diagnosis to register and participate.


  • Academic Support (Tutoring) – Contact our office for locations/times.

This program provides one to one tutoring services for elementary and secondary school students, as well as adults. The program is primarily homework based, meaning the student brings the work to the tutor. However, our tutors can prepare lessons and learning materials if the student has no homework or requires extra assistance outside of typical school work. Parents/guardians or the adult students will need to communicate expectations with the tutor prior to the first session and throughout the program to ensure the tutor understands what needs to be accomplished during the sessions.


  •  Academic Support(In-Home Tutoring)

It is a one to one in-home tutoring program, for clients of all ages! The program is primarily homework based, however, our tutors can prepare and tailor lesson plans and material for the students learning objectives.


  • Orton-Gillingham – Contact our office for locations/times – For more information on Orton-Gillingham click here.

The Orton-Gillingham approach is a powerful tool of intervention used in remediation for individuals with language based difficulties/ dyslexia. The program is multi-sensory involving visual, auditory, kinaesthetic/ tactile modalities for learning. It is also highly individualized (diagnostic/prescriptive) and focuses on mastering skills prior to developing new skills in areas of decoding, encoding, writing skills, and remediation.

 Students do not need a formal diagnosis to register and participate.


Sibling Discount: A Sibling discount is now available so please inquire within!

Subsidies are available upon approval, please call for details.

Registration is now open. To register please phone or email:

Amanda Partab,  Programs Coordinator at apartab@ldapr.ca or call 905 272 4100 ext. 204