Programs

The Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region is pleased to offer a number of different programs for winter 2017! 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.


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

The Adult Computer Skills Program is a group facilitated program designed for adults’ ages 18+. The program uses computer based lessons to help adult learners improve basic keyboarding skills and to become familiar with using common software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Students will apply the skills learned in the program by developing and formatting their own resumes and cover letters. Topics such as Internet usage and online safety are also discussed.

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.


  • Plan Ahead: Post-Secondary & Employment Preparation – For more information on Plan Ahead click here.

Our Youth Transition Program is designed for youth around the ages of 16-20. The goal of the program is to ensure the successful transition from high school to either post-secondary schools or the workforce. We recognize that any change or transition can be very challenging for students and this group will provide a network of supports for young adults to draw on- other students, new friend, guest speakers and professionals.  This program is designed to educate and empower young adults to pursue higher education and/or be successful in the workforce.

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.


  •  Science and Technology Program NEW! – For more information on the Science and Technology Program click here.

Our Science & Technology Program is a group facilitated program designed to engage students in grades 1-4 (Junior Engineers) and grades 5-8 (Senior Engineers) in interactive, hands-on science projects, while also fostering social skills and team-building skills. This program is dedicated to igniting the problem-solving capabilities and innovative spirit of children. During the program, students will about math, technology and science concepts in a fun way and discover how things work in our everyday lives.

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.


  • Assistive Technology – Contact our office for locations/times.

Assistive Technology is a one to one program that introduces students to software programs best-suited to his or her own individual learning needs.  Example programs include Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil, Inspiration and Read and Write Gold, to name a few.


  •  Orton-Gillingham – Contact our office for locations/times.

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.


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